Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays!!

I wanted to wish every one a Merry Christmas from our house to yours!!! I hope Santa visits everyone and gives them exactly what they have wished for. I tried to take some holiday ish type pictures the other day. The idea failed miserably. It's really hard to take pictures of moving targets. Both Cowpokes were really excited about having their pictures taken, just not at the same times. And Little Cowpoke showed his excitement by jumping all around. Cowpokette wasn't too sure about that. She just wanted to sit pretty and smile for the camera. Then we tried to get animals involved. That was interesting. Since sitting wasn't working, I did try the standing next to the Christmas tree pose. And, I just do not think that three year old boys are meant to stand still next to a tree. Big Cowpoke thought he looked cuter if he had a winter hat over one shoulder. And yes, the child is bare foot for Christmas pictures. I can try to dress him up to look at proper, but you just can't take the country out of the boy. Cowpokette was a bit upset with how Little Cowpoke was acting. She wanted to be in front of the tree. She sure does have that face down. The I am so sad look with her mouth wide open, screaming. And the tears are short to follow. Big old crocodile tears. Poor dear. I eventually got Little Cowpoke to kind of sit still. And then my cruddy point and shoot camera would not take clear pictures. Oh well, you can't say I didn't try. And I also had one more participant that was easy to take pictures of. Good boy, Brodi. I can always depend on him to listen to me. I love that old fellow. Then there is this fellow.He sat there on the floor pretending to help. He told me it was useless to try and get pictures. Well, he was almost right. But I will get some good ones tomorrow. I promise. Mr. Cowboy got one shot of me and Cowpokette. I love having a girl who likes to have her picture taken. It's too sweet. And after I finally gave up on pictures. What do the kids do?Some floor tumbling. Yes, because that is what we do in our nice clothes. You gotta love them.And I think it made the kids happy. We hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!!

12 comments:

Cactus Jack Splash said...

Very cute pictures, love the velvet dress.

bella said...

Merry Christmas! Hope Santa is good to all of you.

KD said...

Merry Merry Christmas! Happy birthday to Jesus! Hope you guys have a wonderful day tomorrow!

Laura said...

Merry Christmas!

Karen said...

Merry Christmas! I hope your family has a wonderful day together.

kdwhorses said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family!

Great pics!

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

Merry CHRISTMAS to you and your family! I love the kind of silly photos you have posted here!

=) Beth

Pony Girl said...

Family Christmas shots are always a riot...especially with kids and dogs in the mix! Good thing you didn't try to add the goat or the horse, LOL! :-)
I love your banner....did you create it on photoshop? I don't have photoshop so that wouldn't help me any, I just think it's so creative and suits you and your fun blog so well!
Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Melanie said...

Merry Christmas to you too!!! Your family shots are great!!
I wish that my family could have been together today. My son had a really hard time without his daddy for Christmas. :(

Oh well...hopefully the snow will melt soon!

The Wades said...

My husband likes to give up on the kid picture taking, too! I will give you credit for trying--I think they came out cute! This is my first year ever that I forgot to take a picture of all four kids in front of our tree. What is wrong with me?!

Merry Christmas, friend! :)

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Don't feel bad, Andrea. I spent almost all day in the ER and wasn't able to take any clear photos of my family opening presents because I wasn't able to get downstairs without extreme pain, so I had to watch from the loft. And I didn't get to open any pressies, except an empty box from my hubby, with an IOU promising a camera soon. sigh.

This must have been the worst Christmas ever for me.

The pictures of your darling kids really cheered me up, though.

Thanks! Merry Christmas!!

~Lisa

ezra_pandora said...

Don't worry, the standing next to the tree thing doesn't change when they are four either. I have a bunch of bunny ear and butt shots. My 4 year old loves to turn around and dance and shake his butt when I'm taking pictures. He just doesn't seem to get the idea that I want pictures of his cute little FACE. lol