Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Photoshoot Flop


We ventured out this weekend to take our Christmas card pictures. It did not go well. At all. The kids looked cute, but that's as far as we got toward a successful picture...

It was freezing cold.
One kid stepped in dog poo.
The other sat in duck poo.
It started to rain.

We headed home to de-poo-ify, dry off and try for an indoor photo. No one was hip on the idea, especially the two-year-old. And if anyone was eaves-dropping they might have overheard a couple of parents who teetered between acting like complete clowns and spewing threats in attempt to elicit smiles. (Makes me laugh thinking about the possible stories behind the pictures on all of the Christmas cards arriving in the mail). It wasn't pretty, and as you can see it didn't quite work out. I'm trying to formulate plan B...

Hopefully Kristin's got her pictures ready because she'll be getting a set of Perfect Sentiment custom cards. Thanks to all who left comments. I appreciate it!!

Happy Tuesday!

10 comments:

Kasey said...

you are one step ahead of me..i don't have anything ready at all.
xo

Olivia said...

Oh my..too funny! That is every photo shoot at my home also! I am started to get worried about sending out Christmas cards. We are going to be super late..maybe a New Years' Card? LOL!

Jenny said...

That is funny! So much poo involved!

Charity said...

Oh, groan! Sometimes are just like that, hey? I hope it goes better next time! :o)

Magchunk said...

I think you should just send a goofy picture. Everyone sends perfectly posed photos with awkwardly smiling kids. Keep it real. I bet your receipients would find it refreshing! We just sent a letter without pictures (without kids we can get away with that!)

erikamommy said...

hilarious!! the things we do as parents....

Kristin said...

YAY! I am sooooooo excited. Did you get my email? And if you could see some of the faces I make trying to get the dude to cooperate during photo seshes. It's scary. Ah ha ha

Patti said...

I actually love the photos you captured, they are great and so fun!!!! Our experience with our family photo shoot was very similar, no one was all that cooperative and it was one calamity after another, oh well ;) I picked one that I liked well enough and ran with it!

Kotori said...

Oh I am soo behind. No Christmas photo for us yet either! Maybe no cards this year :( it's been a whirlwind couple of months! I'm behind on EVERYTHING!

Jenny (Twin Mommy!!!) said...

That is exactly what happened at our house. I ended up with a random collage of pictures from throughout the year.