Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Picture time

I have taken no less then 104 picture of my children in the past three days, in hopes that maybe I could get one to use for Christmas cards.
As it is, I will be sending out my cards on December 24th because I waitedso long to order them.
I am usually much more ahead of schedule with these things, but this year, I am not.

You would think with 104 pictures taken, I would have at least a dozen great ones to choose from.

You would be wrong.

Twins don't always do things together, including look at the camera and smile since that is ALL they needed to do.
One looks down, the other smiles perfect, one starts to play with her dress, the other jumps up and down.

At this rate I am going to send out cards with a picture of me crying in a heap on the floor, with my camera in hand.
It will read, "Send Alcohol".


  1. What's wrong with their Santa picture? You can't keep funny like that to yourself.

  2. You are SO RIGHT. We had to take about 300 to get one where someone wasn't crying, pulling on his brother, drooling, or looking in a completely different direction. If I was better with Photoshop, I would be able to splice them together but...alas!

  3. I don't see anything wrong with you sending that last photo you described...LOL!

  4. I feel your pain. I can't even get them all to sit together in one place for the time it takes to get my flash to load. At this point I would serious take having all three of them in the shot, thinking about looking at the camera.

    Come, join the ranks of the bad-christmas-picture-senders. It's a party over here!!!

  5. Anonymous10:10 PM

    I am with dd. Use the Santa pic. It is GLORIOUS!

  6. I would love it if I got a Christmas card like that! I would keep it forever.

  7. I'm all for keeping it real. Every parent knows that kids that young are notorious for "ruining" a good picture. If nothing else, it lets everyone out there know it's not just their kids who look away from the camera or otherwise refuse to cooperate.

  8. What about e-cards? I keep thinking about buying cards but I forget when I'm in the store.

  9. That's how it went for us! Claire has to move every time she says cheese! I had to convince her she didn't need to say it.
    I totally think you should send out the idea you had at the end! loL!

  10. I know... thank goodness for digital cameras and the days of rushing 5 rolls of film off to the one hour photo hut are behind me!

  11. Its hard enough with one kid to get her to smile just the right smile, no dear, not that big weird toothy grin, just a nice one..look this way...over here, don't pick you nose right now dear please, now smile dammit...

    I can't imagine it with twins. God bless you.

  12. Oh man. I have to take my kids' photos, like last week. I have a home studio, so you would think I could get great pictures of my kids.

    You're right: I like your idea for next year's card more. And it sounds easier.


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