December 29, 2008

Christmas "Bloopers"

Sarah at Real Life is hosting a Christmas Photo Bloopers Carnival. So here's the thing. We don't send an end of year family photo, and you're about to see why. My children, who are usually pretty happy-go-lucky when it comes to camera time, turn into little monsters when it's a "family photo". These are the 2 family photos I have from the year, and as you can see by Timothy's face (wow, if looks could kill), it's scary more than funny!

But I do have Christmas bloopers ON PHOTO. These gave me a giggle...

Samantha wants to give each nostril equal opportunity. Two nostrils require two fingers. It's not just for this picture. She's doing this ALL the time. It's not so much a nose pick as a nose flick. She pops the fingers up and out very quickly. It always looks painful, and of course there's the fact that SHE'S STICKING HER FINGERS UP HER NOSE!

The next one has to do with a present Samantha received. I thought these Crayola Tub Crayons would be a nice stocking stuffer, and they were. But before they ever got to the tub to be used Samantha decided they would work well on her brand new Doodle Pro and our carpet (first thing you see when you walk in the front door). It came off of the Doodle Pro, and we're still working on the carpet. Yikes!

The biggest blooper of the season isn't pictured. Timothy was in his first Christmas musical, and he basically accomplished every stereotype out there before it was over. Because there are tons of kids in every picture and video, I just couldn't bring myself to post it, but here are a few things he did:
  1. Unchoreographed dancing while someone had a solo

  2. Worked for at least 5 minutes to put a rubber band back on a newspaper prop

  3. Then used the newspaper as a telescope to see everyone in the audience

  4. Started poking the girl next to him just because he could

  5. When she scolded him, he poked her more and giggled incessantly

  6. Violent head shake as a finale

    Yes, he was on the front row and in the middle. And yes every other 5 year old decided to be on their very best behavior for this Christmas musical. But he didn't scream, didn't cry, and didn't hit anyone so we count his first musical a victory!

    We had a ton of closed eyes this Christmas. Guess they knew I would be linking to this carnival!

    Both kids with eyes closed:

    I'll close with even a little cameraman (woman) blunder:

    Hope you all had a Merry Christmas!


Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

Very cute!! How embarrassed is Sam going to be with the 2 fingers up the nose?! LOVE it!!

Christy said...

First of all, I love your new layout. It looks awesome Alicia!!!

Second.. the pictures are great!! It's so hard to get a family picture. My problem is always my hubby, not my daughter. She's old enough now to stop and smile, but Jason hates taking pictures and always has a funny face or his eyes closed. I usually have to take 20 pics of the family to get one good one. I think I'm going to stop doing that and just post the first shot. :)

Your number 4.... "Started poking the girl next to him just because he could"... that is such a BOY, huh? hahahaha

Pam said...

Wow! what a lay out! where'd you get that?! looking good!

love the bloopers! Making me wish I hadn't deleted so many already!! LOL!!

steffenboysmom said...

Love the new look!

I know all about markers on the carpet. I'm sorry, but they are NOT washable!!!

Ray said...

Those are sooo funny! Thanks for the laughs.


The Wristen Family said...

Okay, I love it! Caedmon liked the story about Timothy at his Christmas show and loved the video of his friend...even if it was blooper. I love seeing your family together for Christmas! Missing you!!!