This is how it all started: Zerberts.
WTF… We do this to ourselves every friggin’ year! We get the kids some nice Christmas Jammies (but not like these Christmas Jammies). Then pose them in front of the tree and snap some adorably cute photos to send out to all our friends (or to at least post to Facebook for our friends to download to their own computer). What a nightmare!
First, the Christmas Jammies were not to be found this year. We got a great pair for the 2 year old… Red ones with penguins. Apparently they don’t make cute jammies for 6 year olds. So he’s wearing fleece jammies with “Official Ball Club” and a skull and cross bones. Not exactly Christmas. But fleece will have to be the Christmas part.
Now for the posing. This is where it got interesting. It’s totally a 2 person job. One to take the shots and one to keep their attention and give instructions. More people would probably be better.
So for every shot like this
Or one kicking the other
At first we wanted to just try them sitting next to each other. They were having trouble sitting still.
Heck, we just having trouble getting them to sit up!
There are currently 52 pictures in our Christmas 2013 photo album. I’m not sure how many we deleted – at least another 20. Once we figured out how to get the 2 year old to cooperate things went a bit smoother. He’s a ham for slapstick comedy. All I had to was whack myself with a paper tube and use that same tube to make fart noises. “Ewww. I pooped my pants” would send them in hysterical fits of laughter.
Eventually, we got something acceptable.
From our zoo to yours!