Oh, the joy of taking Christmas card pictures. Wednesday evening I realized that it was the TENTH OF DECEMBER! and I have not even thought about sending out Christmas cards, let alone, take pictures of the kiddo for them. I purchased several boxes of insert-your-own-picture Christmas cards last year at after Christmas sales. I was determined to get a good one for this year, but Hoss wasn't having it.
I grabbed my digital camera and discovered that the battery was DEAD! I had already changed Hoss into the Christmas picture outfit AND bathed him. I decided to try our camcorder's picture setting and, well, it wasn't good. It doesn't have a flash so an indoor picture in a house with not much lighting just didn't work out.
Hoss was also not too cooperative so I decided we'd have to try again Thursday evening. Thursday evening I change Hoss into the Christmas picture outfit again and started over.
Hoss was done with the pictures before we started. He had no desire to take pictures at all. He was mad, so our pictures looked something like this:
Then, the pictures turned into this which Donnie has named, "I like dem french fried taters" (name that movie!):
We took a break to play with toys.
Then we resumed. But Hoss was much more interested in the Christmas tree than looking at the camera and smiling.
Finally, after 50 pictures, lots of tears, and nearly an hour of picture taking, we got a winner.
I am so glad that this only comes once a year. I couldn't handle much more.