Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Christmas Card That Wasn't

You have hopes. You dream big. Everyone's in a great mood. Joyful sounds of the children playing fill the house. This is it. The time has come. It's going to be soooo good. Everyone is going to ask how you did it. You are going to smile and think "My children are perfect."

And then...

Okay, the wee one doesn't seem happy there. Move him.

Youngest is now smiling, oldest is... what are you doing Henry?


Let's change location!

What kind of face is that, Henry?


There's nothing like bows and ribbons to make a mom feel a little lower on the totem pole.

Wow. So he really wanted to play with his bow.
I know! Catch them off guard!!!
That didn't quite work. Cheese?

Good try, Henry. Can you smile a little more normal?

Let's lay Wyatt down.
Henry, make him smile!

Nevermind, Henry. Thanks for trying buddy. Wyatt's just not in the mood I guess.
*3 seconds after Henry leaves the picture*

Are you kidding me?

Of course you're smiling now. HENRY!!! COME BACK! QUICK!!!

Let's go to the couch!

Oh, honestly. Forget about it.
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Annie Schilperoort Photography said...

This is too funny Steph! I love your narrations! :) And your boys are very very cute. Next year will be better! Merry Christmas!

Kathy said...

Can't.Stop.Laughing. :)

Best photo series ever! And your comments are most awesome. Merry Christmas!

Nina said...

My sweet Stephanie,

Anyone of these would look great on my fridge.Who says Christmas cards only go out in Dec. I would love to get a picture anytime of the year!!!

jgorger said...

I just laughed so hard! That is just priceless documentation of trying to get a christmas card picture with 2 kids! Henry is so a goof ball! I love it!

Scrappin' Diva said...

i love it! love the pics and your commentary! one is hard enough to capture a good pic, two is impossible! they are cute!

Brazenlilly said...

SO TRUE! That was hilarious.

sarah said...

Amen Sista! I cannot tell you how many marshmallows I gave Abby and Ethan while taking pictures of them. Oh and Ethan also got hot chocolate =). Great commentary! You are so funny.

sarah said...

Also the 5th picture where Wyatt is crying looks EXACTLY like Henry a few years ago. I mean EXACTLY. They are just stinkin adorable!

Anonymous said...

adorable, hilarious boys!!! Can't wait to see them right here!! And where did you learn to be so clever and funny? love you, Mom

roylaverne said...

So funny! We laughed more each time we scrolled down. And the great ones of Wyatt AFTER Henry leaves - of course!

Jo B. said...

Okay, you have to put all these (plus captions) in one giant Christmas Card. Roy and I are cracking up!

butters said...

Steph... that was too funny. Maybe Wyatt is a baby "diva" and doesn't want to share the picture with his big brother. Either which way, that made for some good laughs from two adorable boys and one funny and creative mommy!

Jovial J said...


Lisa P said...

So hilarious! I just kept thinking of Jen and her quest for the perfect family photo!