Do you know what today is??It is the day..that I mentally prepare and shop for! I get up early make a great breakfast...have all the kids bathed the night before...bows, socks, clothes are all layed out on the guest room bed....there is gas in the car...my purse is loaded with juice boxes and fruit gummies...my schedule for the day is cleared..what is happening today???
Sounds so simple..so full of memories...RiGht?? It is more like this....
Get in the car...do not sit on your shoes-you will run your tights!
No! we are not drinking, eating, licking, sipping any food till the pictures are done!
Sit up straight! Don't hug your sister so tight!!!
Smile..we don't want to see your "gums"..show some teeth!
Please smile! NO no no...please don't cry...please don't pull your sister's hair even if it was an accident!
I know those shoes hurt...you have five more minutes to wear them and then you won't have to till Christmas Eve!
Do not kiss your brother!! You KNOW he doesn't like that!
I know you want to sit on the box with the balloons but Mommy doesn't want any props today!
It midst of all this...we usually get one great shot of all three smiling and looking! Just part of the holiday "cheer" and one thing I love to check off my Christmas to-do list!
This coming Monday and Tuesday of next week...I am posting my two favorite Christmas traditions!!!
I need to acknowledge some awards given to me by two wonderful bloggers. I had a sheet of paper with all my tags and awards that I needed to post and it is GONE! So I am sorry to anyone that gave me an award or tagged me. I always appreciate it...gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling and makes blogging such a fun thing to do!
Straight from the Heart gave me these two awards. My goodness, I love this blogger even MORE...I don't think a day goes by that I don't read her blog...she is Real, Honest, Doesn't try to be Perfect and I wish I lived close to her so we could sip coffee and talk! Thank you!
I also want to thank "Smile It's Becky"...I love reading her blog! She is a teacher and her stories and love for children warms my heart. This lady also has a great sense of humor and I have laughed out loud with some of her posts! Thank you!