So, my sister and I decided on a recent Saturday morning to take some photos of our sons for Christmas cards. Des (my beautiful sister) takes many of my blog photos, so I feel like she is a competent and talented photographer (see here and here for further proof). We dressed them up in coordinating outfits- corduroy pants, button-down dress shirts, seasonal sweater vests- and gave them a pep talk. Namely, be good and take pictures and we will take you to meet the REAL Santa Claus.
They immediately agreed. And complete and utter chaos ensued.
|OK, sit next to each other.|
|Stand NEXT to each other!|
|Look at us! Hands out of your hair!|
|Stand NEXT to each other! NEXT TO EACH OTHER!!|
We decided to change tactics. "Hey, wanna go take pictures next to the REAL trains?" They agreed to be good and we all trudged down the roads- boys having a blast, moms sweating and cursing under our breath (and trying to avoid the random dead cat on the sidewalk "Hey, guys! Look at that TRAIN!").
Take Two: Railroad Tracks. And complete and utter chaos ensued (AGAIN).
|Look at US!|
|Stop touching stuff!|
|LOOK AT US!!!!!!|
|Might have been good, but I chopped their heads off. Not literally, but I thought about it!|
Since they weren't cooperating, Desiree agreed to take some pictures of me. As you can tell, I wasn't really in the mood .
|I SAID SMILE!!!|
|SMILE, darn it!!|
|Striped Top~ Forever 21|
Jeans~ Old Navy
Tank~ New York and Co.
Shoes~ New York and Co.
So here's the grand reveal of the 2012 Christmas Card. A true compilation of real life for real moms!
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