One thing you will quickly learn about me is that I am very cheap. I have not always been this way, but I like the cheap me better. I used to work full time before I had my now 2 year old, but wanted more than anything to be a stay at home mom. My husband wanted this also, so we made some cut backs and now, here I am, the queen of cheapness!
This year Christmas has been kind of tight, but I absolutely refused to send out a Christmas card without my boys picture on it. Why do I for some reason feel like I owe everyone I send a card to a picture??
I decided to take my own pictures of the kids instead of paying. Here's the kicker, I went ALONE. Just me and my 8 and 2 year old. Between Blake's totally fake smiles, and Lucas' not wanting to cooperate, I only managed to get about 2 good pics out of maybe 60. Here are some of them:
In this, we have lack of cooperation AND the all time favorite: "The Fake Smile"
Now we have cooperation, but fakeness yet again. Why on earth do kids this age do that? My sister used to do the same thing and I remember my mother being livid about it! It was funny, until Blake started doing it!We finally get a real smile, and then the lack of cooperation comes back. (I do love this though, I think it shows personality).
Finally starting to cooperate...
I took some of the both of them alone. Only a couple though, as they were so over it by then.
This sums this kid up:
This one turned out pretty good:The final product:
I love these kids. They are precious, even if they do give me a hard time sometimes! :)
Merry Christmas to you and your family!