Thursday, December 11, 2008

Back from a long absence...

Now that I'm nearly done with Christmas shopping, I can finally get around to updating my blog. Today I spent quite a while taking photos of the kids for our Christmas card. Not very successful. It definitely went much better when there were two adults to corral kids and maneuver things. I had this brilliant idea that we should get a photo of each of the kids and the two of us holding letters so they spelled NOEL. It's a good idea in theory, but it was a pain in the rear to execute. Averi's reflux didn't make things any better:
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I wish I could say that was the only time it happened, but I swear she spit up every four shots. By the time we were finished, both the sheet and her shirt were soaked. I did retakes in the afternoon, and I finally got some pictures that were useable:
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I was completely unable to get Paul to look at me. I think he thought it was some kind of game. If it was, he definitely won.
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Katie is in that stage where she feels compelled to make weird faces whenever she sees the camera. Of the over 50 photos I took of her, only a few were suitable for a card:
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Now I have to wait until Aaron gets home from his trip to try and get pictures of the two of us together! That should be interesting...

3 comments:

Ashley said...

You're kids are so cute! And I think you got some really good ones of Paul looking at you.
Less than a week until we see you!

The Lee Family said...

Hey Chelsey! This was a VERY cute idea. Your pictures look very professional! I love it.

Guiselle said...

I can't believe you took the pictures yourself! They turned out really good. And I can't believe how quickly Averi is growing! Your kids are adorable :)