I remember the scene in Cheaper by the Dozen (love that movie) where all 12 (minus 1...Nora had to be photoshopped in) piled up on the front porch to create the family photo. Each one of them grumbling and complaining, teasing and hitting and complaining some more...and then Click...it was done.
Now that my children are getting older...meaning that they don't change much from June to December....I determine to take that perfect photo while on our summer vacation.
Last year, I did so...and when the Christmas cards came, us in our summer suits on a sunny beach, I just couldn't send them out. It just didn't fit the season. I retook the photo on a snowy day...and sent out "Happy New Year" cards instead.
On Tuesday, I was determined to get this years photo without all of the fuss.
First, I warned them 3 days in advance...and reminded them that morning.
I explained that they would not be able to wear sweatshirts and athletic shorts.
I also promised to give them each 2 dollars afterward..and to the best behaved...I'd add another!
But, the best part, I did not plan.
The weather.....it was 31 degrees.
When it is that cold...and we are not used to cold in Carolina...the top priority is to finish the photo shoot and get back to the warmth.
No fighting or hitting, no grumbling...just freezing.
They even snuggled up to each other a bit more to keep warm...which made for some really nice shots.
They do look really cold, don't you think?
I still have some editing and tweaking to do of course, but I am super pleased....
not only with the photos, but also with the kiddos.
And in case you are wondering...
Zac got the extra dollar!
Have a great day!
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The letter of the day is 'K'.
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