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Friday, December 17, 2010

FFF-Christmas Card Outtakes

Do you know how hard it is to get FIVE children to all look at the camera at the same time AND smile!!?? This year, the smiles were so "cheesey" and the kids were exceptionally uncooperative.  Peter has a stubborn streak and was the hold-out for most of the smiles! Here was one of the out takes where Peter would not sit up straight...

 Ricky was really trying to be a good boy and smile nicely but this was the best we could get in the end!  I figure that at least 4 of them look natural in the picture!
FINALLY got my Christmas cards ordered and received them yesterday so I need to get them out today.   I usually have them sent by the beginning of December but this year has been busy with one extra little peanut in our household!  Our foster baby, Miss S, will probably be with us until February.  What a joy she is to our family!!  We love this little girl!

To see more FFF Christmas card out-takes, go to Hannah's blog.  Have a wonderful weekend!!

11 comments:

Hannah said...

Those are cute! I think the one you went with was really great...I can barely get two to look and smile so I can imagine it must be much harder for you :)

Carrie said...

Yea!! I think this theme is so fun! I agree with Hannah - it must be so hard to get all five looking and smiling pleasant! You did it! Great job!

Merry Christmas!

Gardenia said...

four of them looking natural is probably the best you can hope for. those are great pics.

Tiffany said...

Your family is beautiful, I love seeing the outakes. I have 5 too and it is soooooo hard to get everyone looking at the camera!

Merry Christmas!

Spudsnsalsa said...

It is what it is and that's what will make for all the reminiscing when they are older (: Who ever remembers the seamless photoshoots?? I'm personally waaaay impressed as I have had to 'settle' for a less than perfect shot and I only have two BIG girls to wrangle!!
Suz

Anne said...

I think you did a great job! I have trouble with 3, so I can't imagine trying it with 5.

Emily said...

Love the pictures! We were horrible this year and didn't get new family ones done. Oh well... Spring pictures will be nice! ;)
Merry Christmas!

Melinda said...

Well, you beat me. My cards aren't even in yet. I'm a slacker..and only have 2 kids!! Your picture turned out great! I had a hard time getting both to look and smile at the same time. Thankfully I know photoshop :-)

Terri said...

What great pictures! I'm with Hannah.... I have a hard time with two so I know the stress a Christmas card photo shoot can be!

nora said...

My goodness- I have three and I can't get htem all looking at the camera! So lovely!

Leah and Maya said...

I think they turned out great! thats alot of young people that need to look and smile. merry Christmas!