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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas is Coming: Day 13

On "my" side of the family, my three kids have four cousins. If you do the math (3 + 4 = 7), that means big fun. Between early November and early January, there is a window of time where each child is a different but sequential number. Got that? Basically, the oldest cousin is 6, the next oldest is 5, and so on down to 0. We have a tradition of taking a "Cousin Picture" every year during this time. This year we made all the girls similar skirts and decided to try for a really festive picture. You'd THINK that with 3 moms and a Grammie, this wouldn't be a big undertaking. You'd be wrong.

Here is my best shot - only one child not looking and no screaming.

As you can see, despite much excited jabbering and attention getting from the grownups, the situation quickly deteriorated.

A new pose didn't really help much.
Then we tried props (their ages):
And then they were DONE! Merry Christmas!


~ Tandis ~ said...

Hahahahaha!!! Very cute! The numbers one actually turned out quite funny and workable. Adds something different and you can figure out the numbers if they don't show.
A nice looking pack of kids.
Next year will be interesting...
7,6,5,4,3,2,1,0,0,0!!! Wild!

Kiersten said...

At least you got one almost really good picture. Good job, Blair, looking the wrong way! hahha
Super cute!
And then there's Toothless....haha oh Mia. Maybe next year that'll be Ian AND Molly?!

MommaMindy said...

In the days of 35mm film and developing costs, taking a pic of all the kids was not only frustrating, but expensive. I had to shoot an entire roll each year for the family picture. I loved the numbers they were holding. It was still cute, even though some of the younger ones were having a hard time holding their numbers up.

amalison said...

love it!! looks like lots of fun for cousins AND moms!

Jessica said...

Mindy is soooo right. You had to develop every single picture to see if ANY turned out. Who had money for that?
I'm surprised that these turned out decently. It didn't look like it from my angle.