Friday, December 30, 2011

Annual Christmas Picture

I have so many things I want to post about! I don't know where to start!! We had a quiet Christmas Day. We went to church and had lunch with my dad, mom, and sister. My children, their spouses and our grandchildren came on Monday. We had the most enjoyable Christmas!!

I'll think I'll just post about a tradition that makes me smile!! Our annual picture of the grandsons in front of the Christmas tree. It is such an adventure trying to get them all to sit down and smile and look in the general direction of the camera!  We always to get to laughing as we line up with our cameras and make every conceivable motion and  say anything we can to get their attention. We've sang and been silly, but, none of it seems to work. They are usually so excited they can't sit still. But, you know, I wouldn't trade my photos  for the perfect photo. I'll leave that to the professionals! I love the way their personalities stand out in my photos.

To get them to sit in front of the tree,
we gave them jingle bells.
Looks like we have two checking out their bells,
one ready to have this over with,
and a shy one not happy to be there!!

After several shots from three cameras;
one has his eyes closed,
one is ready to make a break,
one is doing what he should, great smile,
and one is still not happy to be there!!

Yep, one escaped.
Two are ringing their bells,
and the oldest one is being very patient!!

One has been totally exhausted,
one is still giving us great smiles,
one still checking out his bell,
and one is totally missing!!

Here we go, the best one.
All sitting still, all looking forward.
This photo really makes my heart sing!!
They're very precious boys!


  1. Cathy - I loved following the story of the annual grandson photo - with various AWOL participants moving into and out of the frame. It is the combination of all of the photos together that tells the complete story. Happy New Year!

  2. Adorable photos. So glad I (cyber) met you this year through Kat's class. I love your blog. Happy New Year to you!

  3. What an adorable series of photos! Handsome little men, they are. I can tell you had lots of fun taking these. Your descriptions make it all the more fun.

  4. Each and everyone of them is absolutely adorable. Happy New Year.

  5. I love love these photos, how fun to have them in xmas pj's. How sweet that you get to be there with them. I love these kinds of photos better then the posed ones.

    Looking forward to seeing your pictures and stories in 2012. Happy New Year!!


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