"Please let them nap simultaneously"
knows, getting a picture of all the short people together is an aerobic workout. There is much jumping and clapping and bribery involved. And that's just in the beginning before ones nerves are shot.
Hence. (I just love the word hence, don't you?)
HENCE, there are a lot of rejects.
And while these ones didn't quite make it into the Christmas card this year, they sure do bring a smile to your face. (You know, LATER, when the picture taking is done.)
Reject #1 - the "Ugh, I hate pictures" face
Reject #2: the "cute but not what we're going for" picture
Reject #3 - The "Missing Persons" picture
Reject #4 - The "Rest of Them" picture
Reject #5: The "Argh Matey, I'm a Pirate" picture
Reject #6: Another "Cute but not what we're looking for" pic
Reject #7: The "I'm a Blowfish" picture
Reject #8: the "Seriously mom. Why are you still taking pictures?" picture
Reject #9: The "I'm coming to get you" picture
Reject #10: the "My mom thought this was cute until she realized it made her dizzy to look at and how would she display it anyways? Which child should be right side up?" picture
And you keep getting rejects, until finally, thank your lucky stars for Photoshop, you decide to merge one (or two or three) pictures together to get what you want.
Happy Christmas everyone.