Thursday, December 07, 2006

Christmas Eve 2005

The spousal unit and I enjoy humilating the children. Don't get me wrong we never see anything wrong with the requests we make regarding picture taking. Last year we had this great idea to do a picture based on a South Park episode. It's the episode where Cartman and Kyle have competing bands. Cartman chooses to sing Christian music since he believes he'll be able to easily sell a million records. The name of the band is Faith + 1 and during the episode they did an album cover. The picture below is based on that album cover. This is one of my all time favorite pictures of the boys because we made them do this shot 10 times at the other end of the beach and couldn't get it right. We waited til just a bit before sunset and scored this shot. It always makes me smile. First because it's a good picture and second, I know how annoyed all three of them were at the moment this shot was snapped. I can assure you that no visions of sugar plums are running around their brains at this moment, more like thoughts of Lizzie Borden, an ax, and two dorky parents.

Over the years we've forced them to wear Santa hats on the beach in October, this was before digital cameras, or before we had one. We've begged them to make sand snowmen in July so we could get a good shot for a Christmas card, they never cooperated, so this picture is the one time I won. We've been discussing this year's photo shoot and they keep avoiding us. We can never seem to get all three of them in the car at the same time. I'll eventually come up with something and they may be kicking and screaming but I believe my chances for shots of all three of them together are getting fewer and fewer. I hope tugging at their heartstrings will work. Yeah, right. Dream on Mom!

In stitching news, not much going on here. I've been working a bit here and there on an ornament and am planning a finishing party on Saturday.

It's supposed to get down to 28 tonight. I'm seriously wishing I had finished my Alien Illusion scarf because it might come in handy tomorrow morning.


Joanie said...

Yes, it is a parent's perrogative to embarass their children at every opportunity. I subscribe whole-heartedly to that principle. My 19 year old will attest to it.

Continue to torture your kiddies, I am waiting until mine is home for the holidays...hee-hee.

Anna van Schurman said...

I went to the Grand Canyon with a bunch of friends in grad school, and *all* of our photos are of us posing like we're shooting an album cover. From the moment we got to Arizona to the moment we got back to LA. Including the In 'n' Out we ate dinner at and the parking lot of our dorm. Of course, by the last shot we were ready to kill each other...

I think your Christmas card is cool!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Love the picture and the story behind it even more. Happy Holidays, CJ