Outtakes

You wouldn’t know it by looking our card but I did actually pay a photographer to take pictures of us this year! They didn’t turn out so well to say the least, hence the card using pictures I took. I was optimistic and actually snapped this super cute mirror selfie of us before we left!

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But, we just had bad luck with the photog that morning, mainly because it was freezing. FREEZING! My kids were not having it…especially poor Maxwell who has zero body fat to keep him warm! ha! Here are the best of the bunch (which isn’t saying much!)

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Please look at Spencer and Samantha in this picture – blue eyed twinkies!

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This pretty much sums it up – Baby is miserable, Spencer is looking everywhere except at the camera, and Maxwell has a (literal!) frozen smile on his face! Ha! Merry merry!

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I think I’m sticking to the pictures I take myself next year!

Backyard

What? More backyard pictures! Oh yes! When I was taking Spencer’s “official” 4 year pictures, I snapped some of the other two as well.

samantha

maxwell

I must say, we’ve gotten a lot of mileage out of this sand table!

sand table

I mentioned that Spencer was wanting to go “make a road” in the dirt…well, here he is making that road!

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spencer

dirt road

Pretty sure he’s blowing on the dirt through a straw here! ha!

dirt road

Baby tried it with less than stellar results!

outside

Loving this fall weather and pre-daylight savings time days!

More pictures

When I was posting Spencer’s birthday photos yesterday, I realized I still had some photos from when I took Maxwell’s birthday pictures that I never shared! I think these capture Spencer’s personality a little more accurately!  :)

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spencer

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I mean…this kid! ha!

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spencer

I also got some pretty darn cute ones of Baby too!

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brothers

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My sweet baby girl! These pictures were taken 2 months ago and it’s crazy how much longer her hair is now!

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How did I get so lucky to get all these cute, good kiddos?

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I don’t know, but I’ll sure take em!

The Blues Brothers…and Sister

Along with the cute photos you saw yesterday, I also got several not so cute ones…but they did make me laugh!

Spencer was really happy for pictures…

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and then too happy! ha!

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I told Maxwell to “sit up straight” and got this, along with Spencer’s variety of faces…

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This one is actually pretty cute, I just wish Maxwell was looking at the camera…

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and then I got this which just cracks me up. I didn’t pose them like this, they just all stood there. I didn’t nail the exposure and it’s a little dark and fuzzy which is too bad because I kind of think it’s awesome!

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Love this crazy crew!

Sunday Blues

We all made it up to church Sunday and my crew looked so cute in their blue I had to get my camera out. In an attempt to get Samantha to stand close to her brothers and to try and get everyone to look happy, I told her to give her brothers a hug. I love how they turned out.  :)

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sunday blues

sunday blues

sunday blues

Those definitely remind me of our Christmas card picture a little bit!

There were hugs for all…

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and a little cheek squeeze too!  :)

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Can’t you just hear Spency laughing here?

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No Sunday blues when you’re with this crew! Only smiles!

ps – Baby’s wearing my dress from when I was little!  Smocked by GJ!  :)