Thursday, October 30, 2008

What was I thinking????

Ellie trying to steal the show before the Christmas card photo session began. I think she thinks that we should just have her picture sent out in our Christmas cards. She obviously wasn't a bit shy for the camera here, was she???
Ok, so what was I thinking trying to get pictures of the kids for Christmas cards....and hoping that it would be simple, easy, and fun??? Seriously...just trying to get them to both focus on the camera was a task in itself. I wanted just a candid, sweet shot for our card this year..nothing fancy. I think I got a couple good shots that I am not going to share with you...because you will just have to wait until December when one shows up in your mailbox! But, I had to show you the adventure that we had trying to get some good shots. The one above...I have no idea what was so funny. I was tickling them with a feather duster...and their eyes would not focus on anything else BUT that. So, hence the lovely shot of Reid's clodhopper of a foot, there!

Oh, yes...Ellie wanted Sophie in the shot. Sure...why not??? She's a part of the family. But that totally took Reid's focus off the camera right away. He was more interested in trying to step on her here. I think he has one leg off the ground as if he is going to just hop right on her. Sophie will put up with anything. She's a great sport to say the least!

What big teeth you have, Sophie! Reid is intrigued.

They officially had enough of me and the camera following them around. They took off while they could...with me....following ever so closely behind them....just hoping to get one, simple, easy shot for be continued in December! : )


steph said...

I remember trying to get Christmas card pictures when our kids were little.....yes, it was quite a challenge. It does get easier though...last year's card was our family picture from Sarah and Mike's beautiful wedding. Oh, how time flies!!!

Ava and the Trips said...

LOVE the jammies...where are they from?

Heather said...

I love their matching jams!! Can't wait to see the final picture... and that doesn't mean I'm expecting one in the mail. : ) Just hope you'll post the pic after Christmas! : ) Which reminds me... I do want your address again. I have a card sitting here for you, but I think my husband was quicker than me and tossed your envelope from the bottles. It's like I have to write "Save" on everything around here!

Hello, and welcome to my page! I am so glad you are here. I am going to try and show you the average life of a 5 year old from my perspective. Mommy and Daddy will help me along the way if I get stuck.

Let me first introduce my family to you. I am Ellie. I am a 6 year old. I live in Ohio with my Mommy, Daddy, little brother Reid, and dog, Sophie. My mommy is a teacher. She teaches nine and ten year olds and loves it. She has been teaching for twelve years. My daddy works with computers. He works hard everyday.

We all love spending time together. I have wonderful grandparents and a terrific extended family. I am a very lucky girl. Thank you for visiting my page. Write to me any time. I love getting mail!!!

Many blessing to you all.

Little Ski (Ellie)

Mommy and me having cuddle time at Hocking Hills.

Told ya, my hair can be wild! And you thought I was kidding!

Hmmm, Blue's Brother's perhaps?