The Culprits

Saturday, November 27, 2010

In Search of the Elusive Christmas Card Picture

Today was the perfect day for taking a picture of the kids to send with our Christmas cards. It snowed all day, but it wasn't too terribly cold out. The boys & I ventured out of the house for a fun little photo shoot in front of the police station. Great winter weather. Totally awesome, giant Christmas tree. What could go wrong?

              This one would have been pretty good, if OCD Boy hadn't been trying to straighten out his sleeves.

                Whoa. Something pretty interesting over THAT WAY.

                              Um. I guess we've decided no hands are better than sleeves that are too short.

A smoke-breathing-Jarod!

                                                    Yummy! Snow!

                            Ooooo....pretty ball!!!

OK. Let's try some shots over here. Maybe Isaac will be happier if I hold him. Jarod, stop sitting on Titus please.

 Seth: "Say cheese!"
Micah: "What kind of cheese?"
Gideon: "I'm a good boy."
Isaac: "Why me?"
Titus: "My pants are dry and my sleeves are straight!"
Jarod: "I like cheese."

 Yup. Isaac is MUCH happier now that I'm holding him.

Micah & Gideon having a friendly game of "Punch Your Brother".

                                                               Knock it off!!!

                                                                        Mama quitting.

This is a good shot! You can't see their faces. It's perfect!

                                 Maybe I'll just use this one for the card.

 Or this one. This lamp post is really pretty. And it holds still.


Laryssa said...

you crack me up! I can't even the get two girls to pose nicely together, I think you are very brave to try all the boys! maybe photo-shop them into the lamp-post picture? lol. miss u!

lyssa said...

hee hee, snort!

Love it. Merry christmas, you weirdos!

Mama T said...

oh this makes me laugh! we had this post last year. except we weren't even braving the weather... just the seven of us. i think we did about 100 shots. it was glorious.
and to think, i just said to my hubby, "i was thinking we should try to do our family photo today." hahaha reconsider. maybe i'll go try to find a pretty lamp post!

Anonymous said...

Oh Heather...This is awesome and so our life too! We just got back from doing the very thing~!!!! Christmas card photo in pocession! I have to say tking a picture with teenagers is sooooo much easier than little people!
I wil post it on face book soon!

Kodie Rasor