Saturday, January 1, 2011

You WILL look at me!

2011, eh? Fancy. Sounds futuristic, doesn't it? Twenty Eleven. Ooh la la.

We had a lovely last few days of 2010. It was a wonderful Christmas. The kids are at really fun ages for all the festivities. We had just enough going on to keep us busy, but not so much that we were exhausted the whole time.

I have a rule for myself that may seem strange in today's photo-obsessed society: I don't take pictures of my kids opening presents. Because. I realized that if I am taking pictures of them opening presents, I'm not really WATCHING them open presents, and missing the moment so that I can record the moment I missed seems a little...counterproductive. Besides, who really goes back and looks at pictures of their kids opening every single package?

Anyway, I managed to get plenty of other good pictures and I'm going to spread them out over a few posts. To get us started I'll give you a series of pictures taken on Christmas Eve. We have a tradition of giving the kids pajamas on Christmas Eve to wear that night. Below are the photographs I took in my attempt to get a good shot of my 3 children in their new pjs. My commentary is what I was actually saying while taking the pictures.

"Okay, just hold Aaron and be sweet to him and smile!"

"Abby, look at me! Ethan, quit eating your brother!"

"I don't care if he likes it! LOOK AT ME!"

"Aaron! Are you mocking me? WHY is no one looking at me??"

"Fine. Do whatever you want. I'll be in the other room packing up all your presents to take to the kids down the street."


Donnet said...

Cute, cute!

Sarah said...

Cutest picture ever. Ever.