Thursday, December 3, 2009

Would you like a Christmas card?

*sigh* The bane of every late November. Trying to get 4 kids to smile pretty while looking at the camera while not acting like I'm aiming a fireplace poker in their direction to achieve said smiles. Did I mention natural smiles were the hardest part to effectuate? Did I mention that I had to bribe them with a trip to Whole Foods for gelato?

Without further ado...

My 2009 attempt:

And an extra one because they look so stinkin' cute in their mama-made hats belting out Jingle Bells on the steps (except Finn, who is highly suspicious as to why I'd be photographing such a moment).

Merry Christmas, from our household to yours!


  1. Cute! I'm not even making the effort this year...

  2. oh your kids are adorable. :) Just darling.

    I'm taking a pass on Christmas cards this year. I *think* I'm ok with that.

  3. Love, love, love them both!

    I have 2 good photos of all three kids this year, and since the last one was taken back in June... everyone has seen it. So this year just having to do a card with a picture of each kid separately

    Happy Holidays to you too!

  4. Oh my goodness, they look so cute!

  5. Both photos are precious! And you're a brave mama for even trying! In past years I have just taken a nice photo from Zach from sometime in the year and used that. Or last year we used some of his artwork which we may do this year. I am a slacker, still figuring it out.

  6. Such a cute picture! Love it.

    I know what you mean about natural smiles. Hannah has such a gorgeous smile, but when she smiles for the camera .... not so pretty. Very forced looking.

  7. Finn just steals my heart in that orange cap! Ugh. :) Merry Christmas!!

  8. Who wouldn't want one of those christmas cards? They are soooo cute!
    Happy Holidays!

  9. totally, stinking cute! oh my goodness. glad to know i am not the only one who bribes. and they know that we will, those turkeys!


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