I love you
and my love for you is
Even on the toughest days
I wouldn't trade this for all the world.
and wouldn't want to see the world with anyone else.
When taking pictures with small children it is always best to take some time to have some fun. And at this photo shoot, there was lots of fun to be had....
And that was the end of the 2009 Christmas card photo shoot.
But even as we walked away (sweating) from the 2009 Christmas card photo shoot, I was thinking about taking pictures last year and already envisioning what next year will look like...when all THREE of them can run away. Its sure to be interesting?!?!?!
the smirking one who works the system (just enough of a smile to qualify him for a cookie),
the smiling one who already knows to pose when a camera is pointed her direction,
the jolly one in a red suit who my kids could really care less about,
and the glaring one who always wears his true feelings on his sleeve.
Yep, it's true. A picture is worth a thousand words.
and just in case you wondered what baby sister thought about all of the mess...
Another crazy fun Monday!
ps- This was probably not the best idea for a craft on a day when there is company coming for dinner!
<-- We started with a big piece of butcher paper taped to the dining room floor (away from furniture!)
In the interest of transparency, a couple of quick notes about this project-
1) The feet/hands turkey project seemed like a really cute idea, but lets be honest. I did all the work and they hated being still to have their hands and feet traced. I'd rather do projects where they do most of the work. They enjoy it more and actually so do I.
2) The kids loved the painting, but it definitely tested my patience and I'm not sure it was worth it for the length of time it held Cbug's attention. KJ probably could have lasted longer so maybe next time I'll try to find a way to paint with just him. Then again, my shortage of patience might have more to do with the road trip we took yesterday with the three kids (should have taken 4.5 hours and instead took 7). Who knows.
Despite that, the finished product was super cute and I can't wait to mail it! And it was great to have a plan for this morning because it kept me from getting swept up immediately into post-trip laundry and cleaning. I think my kids appreciated that...although, this afternoon (after refusing to take a nap AT ALL) they watched Cars so I could finish said laundry. At least we made a good memory first :)