Thursday, December 11, 2008

Are We Done Yet?

I have a great colleague who, when we are trying to have a meeting for work and gather everyone in the same room she always throws up her hands and says "It's like herding cats!"

That's the way I felt today.

I tried to take the Christmas photo of the kids this afternoon with my sister's help.

Now, I did this last year, and my biggest problem was that I had ordered the prints online and had them ready for me to pick up at CVS. Or was it Walgreens? No, it was CVS. I think . . . anyhow, you can read about that minor I think I'll blow my head off now holiday breakdown here.

This year my challenge was trying to get a 3 month old and a 2 1/2 year old semi-posed for a photo. You know, I wanted them both looking at me, I wanted the photo to be clear, I wanted James to hold the stinking candy cane in his lap for Pete's sake smile nicely and naturally for the camera . . . you know--the normal stuff.

Did it happen? Was I able to get that one, perfect, make-your-heart-melt photo? Well, you be the judge:

Okay, do you see James in the last photo here? What exactly is the attention span of a toddler?

Anyhow, I won't spoil the surprise with the photo that I actually got. Is it perfectly in focus? No. That's why they have the soft blurring effect in Photoshop, so that it makes it LOOK LIKE that was the effect you were going after.

Right? Well, anyhow. It did come out perfect after all. I mean look at them. How could it not?

(But I do think these collages are WAAAAAY better. Just for the record.)


Gini said...

I am laughing my butt off. Too funny. Welcome to my world, plus one. Except for this year....I lucked out.

Chris said...

Sorry last one was me, I had a typo...great post. My favorites are the middle and bottom right of the first collage and James falling over in the second one. Miss you guys...these collages would make great cards...

Stephanie said...

I love the collages, too. soooo cute.

What were you looking for in my shop? I have extra stuff and I'd be happy to send you something. :)

email me at

stephaniekg at yahoo dot com

Jerolyn said...

so them all!

Kim said...

Can't wait to see the winning picture!

We haven't braved Matthew's yet - gotta do that this weekend.

Anonymous said...

oh so perfect!!!!