Monday, December 05, 2011

picture perfect

Annnnnd Christmas is underway.

I took attempted to take the family photo for the cards this weekend. Tell me. What is it about photo taking that makes children turn into raucous fiends?  My children behave better when getting their inoculations. No kidding.

So of about 30 pictures that I fired off in rapid succession before the whole crew mutinied on me, I got one. One messily photo. And the Bird isn't even looking at the camera. She's taunting her brother.  And Frankie looks all disproportionate and weird with a pumpkin coming out of his neck and fruit snacks in his hand.  And the Boy, well... just look.

But I was over perfect a loooong time ago. And just like last year, I'm sending out this photo in hopes that people will see us for who we really are and love us anyway.


Laurie LaRiviere said...

that's such a cute photo!! I think that your daughter not looking ads to the beauty of it, and speaking of beauty, omg, she is GORGEOUS!! that hair!! and Frankie, he's too cute, Thomas is a spitting image of his pretty mama, love the look on his face...I think that everyone who receives this card will smile :)


I think this picture is precious! They are perfect just the way they are! Beautiful children and the Bird's hair... oh my! curls. lovely.

Cat said...

the family photo shoot
always a gong show!

Love and Light

Cat said...

for what it is worth
I think the picture is perfect!

the emily said...

that "tree" is GORGEOUS, as are your kids. I can't believe how big the babies are! Has it been a long time since you posted photos of them? It must have been because they look all grown up. So handsome, and Birdie's HAIR. fantastic.

Elizabeth said...

I think it's adorable -- your children are absolutely gorgeous, even the one with the pumpkin growing out of his neck. :)

margie said...

love this.
love it.

Heather C Taylor said...


Kate said...

Funny enough, I looked at that photo, and thought it's about time people start sending pictures of real life. Not some glossed over, perfectly posed image. I for one love it.
PS: your daughters hair is to die for!

Patty Ann said...

I love those captured true moments the best. I think they look great!!