To be honest, I didn't even think about Christmas cards let alone family photos until I started seeing my social media feeds blow up with said photos and conversations. I literally thought 'Ah, we'll skip Christmas cards this year." That thought was short lived.
I borrowed a dozen Christmas blankets from my Mom and MIL for a "backdrop" (wound up choosing the simple white one... ha!) and acted ridiculous in efforts to make my kids smile as I snapped a million photos.
So here you have a handful of 'outtakes' from our cheesy at home Christmas card photo session from this weekend!
What was I thinking trying to have them both lay down next to each other?! No way was that happening!
Me: (while jumping up and down making noises to get their attention) "SMILE!!!! LOOK AT MAMA! SAY CHEESE!"
Me: (while playing peakaboo behind the camera) "Where's R..... Where's baby ML...."
R: (raises her hand) "Heeeeeere! Hiiiii!"
Me: Waving a toy.
R: Trying to grab said toy.
Me: "Sit next to your brother please..."
R: Slouches down and slides off the couch, pulling ML down with her.
Me: Doing something ridiculous that ML obviously found amusing while R thought "Look away, just look away."
Me: "R, can you please sit up and get closer to your brother..."
R: Tilts head and leans to the right.
Me: singing "If your happy and you know it..."
There you have it... the behind the scenes of our Christmas Card photos. Tell me, are you the type that has your Christmas cards ready before December 1st?! No wait, don't tell me.