Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas pictures

Last Monday I crammed the kids into jeans and matching white shirts, brushed their hair, bribed them with the promise of hot chocolate with marshmallows, and hustled them outside for our annual attempt at Christmas card pictures.

I took approximately 70 pictures in about seven minutes. Thank goodness for my new camera. Out of the 70, I got three contenders for the card. And the only reason I was able to use the one I did is that Liz from Peace, Love & Guacamole has Photoshop and isn’t afraid to use it.

Here are some of the outtakes.

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Can you please look at the camera?

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Ella, please stop choking your sister.

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Elizabeth, sit down please!

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Lily! Get off me!

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Stop squinting!

But the sun is in our eyes.

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Lily, can you please just give me one normal smile?

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Aha! We have our winner, except for the speed limit sign next to Lily’s head.

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Thank goodness for friends with Photoshop.

7 comments:

Wendi said...

That's a keeper. Adorable.

joanna said...

Another classic Christmas card post. Hilarious and cute.

Becky said...

Wow! I love them all! such cute cute kids!

Baino said...

Aww I remember you having the same problem last year. Frankly I like the 'naughty' shots, they're more natural.

The Empress said...

Beautiful.

I think it's the green grass and blue sky.

It's all white for us here in WI.

PeaceLoveGuac said...

I'll choose photoshop help over cleaning/dressing/bribing 4 kids any day! Great shot, Heather.

Susan said...

One year my mom had the same problem with the 5 of us but finally got a good shot. Then she accidently put the wrong photo number on the order and had 100 cards made using one of the horrible pictures - she sent them out anyway!!