The other day I got a text from Andy's aunt Brynn. It said
I would like a picture of the three girls if you have one to spare
I giggled to myself and thought
You and me both, sister!
I have been trying since we had our first snow to get a good photo of the girls to use for our Christmas card. Turns out, Emily doesn't like snow.
Who knew? Then we had runny noses and gunk along with various and assorted scratches and/or bruises - next thing you know it's mid-December and I have no card to speak of. So one day this week I bathed all three girls, did their hair and gussied them up.
I don't have a favorite child, but special thanks to Emily who smiled when I asked and sat still even when I didn't. Lainey has reached the awkward smile stage. She also feels that funny faces are HILARIOUS. Then there's Anna. She was not helpful. At all. Even her freshly washed hair was ornery.
With that said, I now give you
Christmas Card Photo Shoot 2010. Heaven help me.
Anna, stop frowning. Please. Lainey, smile for real. Thank you.
Okay, I appreciate the sudden joy you've found, but maniacal fake laughter is not the look we're going for.
Emily, I don't know what she's planning, but do not get in cahoots with your sister. DO NOT. Okay, lets try this again...Show me your teeth!
No, no I don't actually mean......Good grief. Okay, looooook at mommmmmyyy...
Anna, Emily knows you have teeth. Forget I ever said anything about the teeth! Um, Lainey?
Oh sister, my feelings exactly. Let's try a different pose.
Anna, put your dress down.
Emily, put your dress down.
Oh, for the love.
I think I'm just gonna use this photo from last Christmas. Yes, the girls are a year younger and yes there are two extra children in it. But I really don't think it's that noticeable.