I really wanted to post all 23 pictures here because they tell such a story; but Dom says that’s too many. So here’s the ‘short’ version.
It’s a good thing I already gave upon sending Christmas cards this year. How would I ever pick just one?
Trying to get Sophie to sit down.
The top three contenders:
I love Sophie’s smile here. Bella and Ben look contemplative.
Chaos erupts. Ben grabs at Sophie. Bella reaches for her stocking.
The girls have great smiles. Ben looks handsome.
Bella gets distracted by a piece of chocolate. Mama thinks it’s cute anyway.
The secret to not getting stressed during a photoshoot: Thinking about how funny the outtakes are. Who cares about a perfectly posed picture anyway? Not me!
Hard to beat Ben’s smile here.
The girls’ beautiful dresses are courtesy of my generous sister-in-law, Carol. Ben’s adorable sweater was made by my dear blog-friend Jenn.