Unlike last year’s more planned out shoot, this year’s was more spur of the moment – the kids are tearing apart the living room, let’s go outside to save our sanity – type of shoot. We took far less than last year (109 vs 376) but I think it turned out alright. That’s not to say they all turned out perfect. Here are some of the shots that didn’t make the card cut:
It started last night. I came out of the shower and found them wiggling on the nursery floor like the cutest larvae you’ve ever seen.
Maybe I should have seen this coming last year when Michelle made us all buy a matching shirts on vacation (yes, almost 12 months later I can now admit it). It turns out that devious act of marriage jujitsu have been just the tip of the iceberg. In a house with two little girls, she now has the opportunity to fully scratch that matching outfit itch and Cecilia is a more than enthusiastic co-conspirator.
So now, not only am I awash in dolls, ruffles, cute pastel onesies and every hue of pink in the spectrum, there is now a coordinated attack on the girl’s wardrobe. I need to keep a close eye on Dash before I find him with harmonizing accessories danging from his ears or collar.
Answers to commonly asked Christmas questions this year:
- No she didn’t cry, but she didn’t sit on his lap either. Healthy fear of strangers.
- A big girl stroller for her babies, a digital camera, blocks and arts and craft supplies.
- Not really, maybe next year.
- Same dress as last year.
- Seeing baby Rachel
I’d make a resolution to stay on top of pictures and videos and post every week, but we all know that would be a lie. So here are some pictures from Christmas. We kept up the Donohue tradition of at least 500 miles traveled, 5 houses and at least 13 cookie varieties samples. Cecilia definitely was down with the last one. The other parts of the Donohue traveling Christmas bazaar are going to take more getting used to. Part 2 tomorrow! Really.
Ok, we have a few days to catch our breath from the holidays and post some December photos. Here is Cecilia and Mommy making (attempting) a gingerbread house. Not sure why we thought doing this after dinner was a good idea. Vegas put the over/under on pieces of candy Cecilia would eat at 24. The over was a safe bet.
No tears. A little confusion. She doesn’t quite get it yet. Not that she’s turning down the presents.
If we don’t see you during the 2010 Christmas Drive (sponsored by The NJ Turnpike Authority), merry Christmas and we hope to see you in 2011.
What a difference a year makes!