Friday, December 19, 2008

A Christmas Fairy Tale

Once upon a time there was a Mommy who was desperate to get the perfect Christmas picture of her two little darlings.
On her first attempt to capture this elusive shot, she dressed the children in their Christmas clothes and the baby spit up all over the front of her outfit. The boy refused all bribes and so no pictures were taken because the mommy could see that things weren't headed in a good direction.

On the second attempt the boy was more cooperative and the baby didn't get sick on herself, but looking at the camera was not on the agenda.

The baby was obsessed with touching the boy and he was only briefly okay with that.

Soon the boy began to cry after having his face scratched and so the mommy resigned herself to yet another failed attempt.

However, she realized that the baby still seemed somewhat cooperative and so she plugged away.




The Mommy was pleased with some of her success with the baby, but the desire of getting the perfect Christmas picture was still unfulfilled. So, she tried yet again with a few props.

Again the baby was intrigued by her brother's face and all its parts.

And, on several occasions she had to display her newly learned skill of "soooo big."

The children took turns being cooperative.



The Mommy finally realized that the perfect picture she had envisioned in her mind was not, in fact, the best way to communicate the joy of her household. The love and happiness was found in pictures she had already taken.




And so the Mommy was content with her Christmas pictures and proudly displayed them for all her family and friends to see. Perfection she discovered was simply a matter of perspective.

PhotoStory Friday
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21 comments:

scrappysue said...

they are adorable! it only gets more fun as they get older. see my PSF from last week!!!

miruspeg said...

That was great fun scrolling down, reading your descriptions. I was smiling at each and everyone of the photos.

Who wants perfection when you have these photos for the memories.

Hugs
Peggy

mommaof4wife2r said...

awwwww....so precious!!! look at those sweet smiles and love!

Nicole said...

every single one of those pictures is perfect. just take a good look at them.

Carol said...

So true.

I adore the 3rd picture down.

I don't know how people with lots of kids ever get a truly decent picture.

Casey's trio said...

Your kids are so cute! I love how Mia was so into exploring her big brother's face...and that he put up with it:)

Jaysi said...

Ahhhhh....I think they are all adorable!! These will make better memories than a perfectly posed picture any way. I love the black and white pic with the red santa hat! Beautiful!

The White House said...

Amen to your perspective! They are simply precious- I love the one with the big grin on Austin and the one of Mia eating the bow.

Jenn said...

Cute pictures, I know it's very hard to get kids to all sit and look good for a picture!

Amanda @ notsoextraordinary said...

that's great! you're so right, these are indeed the best ones, because it's real life!

Bethany said...

So true! Yay for collage cards! You got some really great shots.

Chris said...

When all else fails, just overwhelm them with cuteness.

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

I love pictures of kids when they are being natural,I love all the ones of them looking at each other and the scratching squeezing ones... perfection!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

I love pictures of kids when they are being natural,I love all the ones of them looking at each other and the scratching squeezing ones... perfection!

Mrs. Kraft said...

And they lived that day on as they had lived all the days before...happily ever after...
I miss you, my friend!

Allison said...

Found your blog via Jennifer @ if you're happy and you know it! Your kids are adorable. I love the 3rd from the bottom pic best as he kisses his little sister! Just precious.

Merry Christmas!

Clare said...

oh i love your post!! all of the pictures are so sweet, merry christmas:)

abbyjess said...

They are beautiful pictures and you did a fabulous job. Plus, you are right in that they are better for what they say about your sweet children.

GoteeMan said...

Love it!
Merry Christmas & Many blessings to you and your family...

J/ (goteeman.blogspot.com)

avtcoach said...

This was a fun tale! Your kids have beautiful eyes and the pictures are great! I have a friend who took her two children to a prof. photographer and the picture she sent out was of both of them crying in front of a tree. They are 2 and 6 months. Her title on the card was "Merry Stinkin' Christmas" and it had all of us rolling. She is a good sport! and you are too!

Elaine A. said...

Great shots. They are so cute. I love them all actually. See my WW post and you'll know why... ; )

Happy New Year!