Since we have a new member in the family this year it was time for another photo holiday card. I think we all know that these can be a little cheesy at times, so we decided to just go with it. We got reindeer antlers for everyone in the family and I picked up some snowflake decorations at the dollar store for a more scenic backdrop.
Obviously, getting all three critters to cooperate for a picture would be hard enough, but while also wearing funny little hats was going to be quite the challenge. We knew a timer wasn't going to cut it for this, so we asked our friend Blake to come over and help us.
I moved all of our bedroom furniture to one side to clear a space so we could have a blue background and then taped up the snowflakes. First we put our antlers on since we knew that once the animals were wearing them we wouldn't have any free hands. Then Dash got his since he usually forgets that he's wearing things like this after a few minutes. Next was Lenny; although he's certainly not a fan of any outfit, overall he's pretty cooperative. Waldo was last and the toughest, so we made sure everyone else was ready before he got dressed. Then I found where Waldo was hiding, plopped him on the bed, put his antlers on and rushed into our room since we knew he wouldn't tolerate this cruelty for long.
Blake snapped away as we tried to keep all three animals in the frame and looking the right direction. Luckily he was able to get some good shots before Waldo made his exit.
So without further ado, I present to you our holiday card picture for 2010:
And of course, a few of the pictures that didn't quite make the cut:
Earlier in the day we took Dash to the dog park and afterward when he was passed out on his bed I couldn't resist putting his antlers on him.
And a million thanks to Blake, we couldn't have done this without you!