So, every fall we troop off to Walmart or Sears and get a family photo taken. We’ve done this since the kids came along. Then we usually send a copy of the picture with our Christmas cards. This year, we just couldn’t get it together in time. (In fact, we couldn’t even get it together enough to send cards!) For some reason or another, whenever all four of us were free at the same time, someone usually had a serious facial problem (bruises, zits, whatever!)
More often than not, that someone was my son. He is all boy. Here he is with a typical set of ‘issues’. A black eye from playing wildly in the ball pit at the childrens Christmas party, a ding on the forehead and two teeth missing. The front teeth were loose but then when he was playing with Casper he caught a paw in the mouth and one came out. The other was just dangling so he worked up the courage (amid blood and tears) to yank it out himself.
Here is a picture of the same boy looking quite a bit healthier for his school pictures. As you can see, he hasn’t quite got the knack of giving a smile instead of a grimace for the camera. Grandma Shannon claims he gets that from her!
And just because we’re pretty damn slow with getting the school pictures out to the family, here is Nicole:
(I get a lot of flack from my family for being tardy with the pictures. Hopefully this will keep them off my back for a while!)