Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to start getting ready for Christmas. First thing on my list was to get a picture of the kids so I could get my Christmas cards ordered from Shutterfly. I thought it would also be a great idea to include the dogs in our picture since they are a big part of the family.
All the boys got ready in their new sweaters, we brushed the dogs so they looked nice, and we got the living room “picture ready.” Unfortunately by the time everything was ready, Sebastian was in tantrum mode. We tried making him happy by blowing bubbles and giving him candy (yes, I will bribe my children when I am desperate!) but nothing was working. When we did manage to get a smile out of him, the dogs would not cooperate.
I took a few pictures and decided to give up. It wasn’t going to happen today. I was not going to get the perfect picture for my perfect christmas card.
I downloaded the pictures to my computer to take a look at what we ended up with. I couldn’t help but smile. Even though I couldn’t get everybody to sit still or look at the camera at the same moment the pictures were “perfect”! I looked at them and thought “This is my life….chaotic and crazy, no one listening at the same moment, (more…)