We go through this every year! Every year I get the kids together for a Christmas picture to include with our Christmas cards, and just for me to have some Christmas photos of them! Each year gets a little harder finding a time when I can catch Colt at home long enough, and dressed to somewhat coordinate with Joy (not a favorite thing for a 19 year old boy to want to do, but done to please dear ole mom)!
And...since Colt was little bitty, he's always been quite the clown....or else just not wanting his picture taken. He's the same little guy in preschool graduation that found numerous uses for his diploma....telescope, head-bopper, orchestra wand....I guess he's always thought it his job to be silly and so he has been and still is at times like this!
I might as well plan on a Christmas photo shoot taking awhile! This year was no different. Joy is always ready for the camera with a pose and a smile, and Colt is the clown. The slideshow pictures below tell the story though. You'll see all the photos ending with the one we used for our Christmas cards.
The pictures begin with Colt playing the Wii and Joy and I trying to convince him to come over to the couch for pictures...so I just started snapping pictures there. He's looking at the video screen on these and Joy is over his shoulder. They finally move to the couch and thus the funny faces begin! Scroll on down to the slideshow labeled "Behind the Scenes" in the post directly below and enjoy our silly side!
Have a great day....and remember to take time to laugh with your family! You're making memories to last a lifetime! :)