Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Pictures of the Children

So I thought I would post a few of my favorite pictures of the children. They did pretty well although I didn't get the "perfect" shot I was hoping for, does anyone really I wonder?

Here are my sweet C & C. :)

That's right, just all look at Aunt Cee, at least you are all smiling!

Sweet Charis

My little man

Charis insisted on sitting sideways in the chair. :)

I was surprised and delighted when Mercy understood me when I said, "Kiss Bubba". Then I just had to get the two of them to do it at the same time and make it a long kiss. He really enjoyed it as you can tell. ;)

I just love this one...

Playing peek-a-boo with the camera.
One of the first shots which got me pretty discouraged...

Mercy taking a break with the teddy bear. :)

Caleb told me to take this pic cause he said it would be sweet, I think it is!

This is who I intended to wear my hat...

....this is who picked it up and put it on instead. ;)

This is how I felt like all the pictures went, Mercy trying to get the jellybean out of the box, Charis being distracted and Caleb being goofy!

New dresses

My serious little guy, yeah right!

I thank God for my sweet little blessings! Hope you all had a Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Mercy's One Year Old Pictures

When Mercy turned 1 over 2 months ago I was so busy doing multiple baby showers and other things that I put off getting Mercy's pictures taken as I wasn't sure what I wanted to do and was thinking about making her a dress etc.

Well, you know you are overdue when your husband (who normally could care less about getting pictures taken) walks by the spot in the hallway where the children's 1 year old shots hang and ask why Mercy's isn't there...oops. :)

Then I was trying to decide what to do and since last year we paid for a 2 year portrait membership at JCPenneys we finally decided to just run up there with a coupon and be done. It was close by and we wanted it to match C & C's pics. Then my usually could care less husband did want Mercy wearing the same dress Charis wore for her pictures and requested that Mercy wear this.

I took Gracie along for an extra set of hands and she can normally make Mercy crack great smiles. Well, Mercy had different ideas and would not smile for 1 single picture. She would not smile for me, Gracie, or much less the two photographers. I guess they turned out all right but C & C were total hams for their one year old pics. My dad said that's what I get for putting off having them taken. :P

What are you going to do to me?

I don't think I'm too sure about this...

Definitely don't make me sit down.

Am I pitiful or what?

Thank goodness for profile pics, I remember it saving at least one of my siblings crying photo sessions by having this shot.

The "eyelash" pose taken while she was sitting in my lap.

They threw me in the pictures to see if that would make her happy, I was wearing brown and purple and I didn't want a picture of me!

The final attempt to get a picture of herself after sliding her off my lap. Ha!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Meanness...I guess inherited :)

I really don't know what overtook me last night but when we got home from a Christmas Party I took the girls hairbows out. Well, the cat was just sitting there...and well, something inside me just couldn't resist. ;) They didn't hurt her, I promise. But she does have that, "I am going to kill you" look on her. hehe :)

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Baby in a basket

I actually took these a few weeks ago but thought I would post them after looking through them again. Mercy just loves the kitty cat and when she saw Honey in the basket she decided to join her. She is typically such a smiley baby and I could just eat her all up! :)

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Monday, December 1, 2008

Titus Update

Well, Titus has turned one month old and he is growing soooo fast. He is chunking up really good and is awfully cute. ;)

Tom sent me these pics the other day and so I thought I would share a few.

Arm wrestling with Dad, this gave me a chuckle :)

I'm precious...

Picture taking does not impress me...YAWN!!

Acting sweet for Mommy

They should be called the "barefoot" family, this is quite a true picture :)

Daddy foot

Tom, Emily & "Tiny Moe" ;)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Unusual Thanksgiving Documentation ;)

So I woke up Thanksgiving morning and pretty much the first words out of my 4 year olds mouth were, "Mommy, I want to take pictures at Aunt Michele's house today." I thought, well, that would be really interesting memories. So I decided to let him have a try at it. As soon as he was done with his food he ran up to me asking for the camera. So I gave it to him and he got to work. I think Aunt Dee, GiGi, and Grandpa Smith were the fortunate ones to escape his enthusiasm and as for the others, well, what kind of faces would you make at the camera if a 4 year old was the photographer? You'll see.... ;)

Brother Robert

Poor Aunt Michele, he took 2 of her and she had her eyes closed in both.

Beloved Daddy

Uncle Tom sure is tall...

Aunt Cee with Titus

The Nama

The Sister

Aunt Emily (who thought he had NOT gotten her head in the shot ;) )

Uncle Will, who got quite a few flashes right in his eyes and got pretty tired of it :)

Uncle Charles, returning the favor

Aunt Meg Peg Fuzzyhead

Uncle Robbie...nice

Aunt Rosie I really related to these people? ;)

The Papa

His only picture of Rutt Bone was of him on my aunt's karaoke player...let me tell you it was an interesting *sounding* Thanksgiving. :)

My lovely snapshot

Self-portrait with dessert all over his face

He even took a picture of his favorite...the lemon meringue pie

Titus was of course, a person of interest this Thanksgiving. I was holding him and Mercy saw me and she motioned to me to bring that baby here I want to hold him look.

So I took him over and let her hold him, boy was she happy, but then...

Charis wanted to hold him too and so I went to give her a turn and Mercy became very upset :)

After lunch and dessert we all watched an old black and white movie called _You Can't Take It With You_ and Mercy kind crashed on the sofa between us.

She said a nap sounded like a better idea :)

After that my aunt had all the children decorate her miniature Christmas tree. They had a blast and I thought that it would be a really cute opportunity to get a few shots of my 3 in front of a Christmas tree that was more their size.

Ha! That was a funny idea... :)

Yeah, these are my sisters...

And the baby who would not stand or sit still

My little monkeys...or should I say turkeys? We hope you all had a very blessed Thanksgiving!