Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Pictures

Patches, Rosa, Cyr
Michael, Ava, Ruthie
Alyssa, Emma, Eddie
Kiera, Gia, Ella

It is really hard to get everybody smiling or in this case, looking at the same person. Yes, the 3 in the back are all about the same height, much to Rosa's dismay. Patches is smiling so much more lately, unfortunately, she forgot to here. Michael has a cheesy smile on. He was quite the prankster during this session. Ava refuses to smile and show teeth, ever. Poor Alyssa has only a few teeth left. We had the hardest time convincing Emma and Ava not to tilt their head every time they smiled. Kiera and Gia are smiling at me.

Patches 12, Rosa 28, Cyr 13
Ava 7, Michael 9, Ruthie 11
Emma 8, Kiera 2, Ella 7

Still no smile from Patches and some wild hair happening. Ava and her no teeth whatever that is supposed to be. Look at how tiny Michael is with Ava and Ruthie towering over him. Kiera barely made it in the picture. LOL


gabbiz said...

They are beautiful! Thank you for posting this lovely picture. I wish you and your family a wonderful christmas and a fantastic new year.

SanitySrchr said...

These turned out so very, very well! Everyone looks fabulous! Have a very Merry Christmas!

My name is Andy. said...

What wonderful pictures!!!

Michelle said...

Merry Christmas Rachel. You have a beautiful family! That Rosa is simply gorgeous...as is all your children:)

I'm completely impressed that you managed to get them all in matching Christmas outfits.

BTW, I bought a nice SLR camera years ago because the "professionals" could never get a shot of all my kids smiling, and looking at the camera at the same time. Now, we have wonderful pic's but they are taken by me...in a variety of places but they usually look better than the so-called "professional" portraits we'd have made.

I'm completely impressed that they are all looking in the same direction at the same time and no one was crying (one of the problems I always had when trying to get their pictures done).

Abby said...

Lovely, lovely.

Ava got quite tall all of a sudden, huh?? If I didn't know better I would have thought she was twins with Ruthie instead of Ella!! Beautiful family you have there. =)

BoufMom9 said...

Lovely photo of your beautiful family!
nice to meet another mama to 9 kiddies (esp an adoptive & foster mama...as we adopted 5 of our children through fostering)
LOVING this Mega Mommy Blog :)