This year, like every other year, we planned to schedule a professional photography shoot and have a Christmas card printed up well in advance. And like every other year, suddenly we realized Christmas was fast approaching and it was too late. BUT unlike every other year, we still might manage to get some Christmas cards in the mail this year...we just had to make do with whatever picture we could get.
So I set up my camera on a timer, got everyone decked out festively, and we attempted to get the children to look in the direction of the camera. In the end, this was the best picture we managed to get:
And of course, for that one halfway decent photo, we had about three hundred ridiculous failed shots.
Like this, in which Ethan got a great big handful of Big Sister's hair, and only half of me made it into the shot:
Or this, where Ethan gets all deer-in-the-headlights when Gemma tries to give him a kiss: