Thursday, November 09, 2006

It was like herding cats

It is holiday picture time and I managed to get a bit of a jump on things. We had out appointment today. It was crazy trying to get both boys to sit still, keep hands out of mouths and smile. The first set were taken in front of a Christmasy back ground. Harry kept trying to crawl off. One of the pictures had my blurred hand in it from me trying to keep him in place. I then had the brilliant idea to put him in a chair. It worked like a charm except then Evan decided that he did not want to stand still.

I was a bit vexed with the outfits that I bought for the pictures. I found then at Carter's which is usually a good store. Apparently they size all of their one piece things small and the separates big. I returned the outfit I got for Harry because it looked huge on him. Silly me did not even think to try Evan's on him. When I put his sweater on him this morning he was drowning in it! His gimpy hand disappeared in the sleeve so I had to roll it a few times. Of coures there was no time to make any wardrobe changes as most of the stores in the mall were closed when we got there for our photo appointment.

While we were picking out our pictures I saw a very unfortunate little girl. The poor thing had awful stick straight and ultra thin hair. She is really going to struggle with that hair when she becomes a teenager.

Tomorrow my husband is off work and we are going to try and do a major house cleaning. Wish me luck!

14 comments:

something blue said...

We recently did the store photo thing too. I think I'm insane for doing it as we get much nicer photos ourselves but yet I hang on to this tradition. Maybe I just like to torture myself.

I'm sure Evan looks precious in his too big sweater.

Good luck with the major housecleaning. I don't envy you today!

Tracy said...

Hopefully your photos will turn out. I know all too well how frustrating it can be to get a nice picture of a wiggly toddler and baby!!! I remember those days with my older 2!

I, too, brought Dominic to a photographer yesterday, since the other 2 boys get their school pictures done already.

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

Hmmm, I wonder if we can con Bri's uncle into taking some holiday shots of us for Christmas cards at Thanksgiving.

Bet your kids will look great. :)

chelle said...

Since we just did portraits, I am so not going for the Christmas ones! hehe I imagine two is even harder! The last time we tried in the US is was horrible!

Yours are going to rock :D

Gina said...

Oh, major housecleaning. Yuck.

But good luck anyway... ;)

Mel said...

Wow, you are an Awesome Mom!

Damselfly said...

You are a brave and persistent woman.

Tracy said...

I've changed the address to my blog to
http://motherofmales.blogspot.com/

Please us ethis one fromnow on! Thanks so much.

Also, could I add Evan & your site on to my heart kids link? If you'd rather I didn't that's ok. I won't do anything until I hear from you. Thanks.

Awesome Mom said...

I think that the brave part is a bit exaggerated, I think insane is more appropriate lol

chellie said...

Why is it that picture days never just go smoothly? I planned for 3 weeks and still had the unexpected happen! You're on the ball though and I bet the pictures are adorable!

Gabriela said...

We haven't done photos in a while. We need to!!!

Hope they turn out well.

Good luck on the cleaning.

fancypantsnancy said...

This is payback for all the times you girls didn't behave at phot shoots... oh wait a minute you were all perfect angels-hmmmmmmmmmmm well Im sure this is payback for something you did as a child that I never found out about! So There!

chichimama said...

Kudos for you on being on top of the holiday photo! Hope they turn out really cute...

Anne/kq said...

I'm not even brave enough to try for family portraits this year...