it’s still bike and short sleeve weather. at least to gibson it is.
got this idea and the camera settings from pinterest. after a few practice shots i asked both boys to stand and face the tree. gibson got testy and said “ya know mom, i’m 10 and i’m just not supposed to like to have my picture taken.” i calmly replied, “i am onlyy trying to capture our lives right now. and you’re part of that. i’m not asking to see your face, just want you to stand in front of the tree. if you don’t want to, that’s fine.”
within a minute, he said he was sorry for his attitude and asked where he should stand.
it’s moments like these that i am thankful for grace and patience and the ability to pick my battles. a memory i am glad to have sealed away.
my birthday wish was a picture like this with the boys. the sun setting behind us makes the perfect backdrop.
i asked for a kiss. i got the sweetest one.
i made mini apple pies again. i mean, i had all this leftover vanilla ice cream and it was begging to be eaten. i made a dozen pies, delivered some to friends and wrapped and froze the rest.
addressed. sealed. delivered.
marshall and i played bowling in the hallway with cups and a cutie.
found a cute cup at michael’s.
i’m getting more pics than i expected to. kinda just snapping as we go. shopping is done. only the very last gifts to wrap. the boys are loving seeing more presents under the tree but we’re holding out now. nothing more until christmas morning when we bring out the big guns.
do you like to put out a little at a time or all the gifts at once?