Why is is that every single time I tried to upload a few pictures from our Christmas photo shoot this weekend . . . :
* Blogger decided to take a vacation when trying to upload.
* My in-laws knocked on my front door (a half hour earlier than expected) as I prepared to push the 'upload pictures' button at my kitchen table on Friday afternoon.
* I had to keep switching to another 'window' in the evenings because my in-laws don't know I blog, and, well, I'd like to keep it that way. So I gave up.
* The telephone rang.
* A napping MF's eyes would pop open whenever I started to log in to Blogger. (It's like he has a sixth sense about it!)
Anyways, after what turned out to be a really nice weekend, which I will expand upon in a separate entry, I am finally able to sit down on our couch, put my feet up, and upload a few pictures from our Christmas photo shoot.
Now, it's very important to remember that I'm a total amateur and can't afford a real set or real photography assistants. Therefore, MF was required to take on a second job during our little living room photo shoots, that of Lighting Assistant.
Yes, it's true. Mama put me in charge of turning on the Christmas tree lights. I should demand more money! Or better biscuits!
I should also probably point out that MF is a lover of trees, so much so that he generously offered to take on a third job at our shoots, that of Christmas Tree Fertilizer. He seemed rather disappointed when I pointed out that our fake feather tree didn't actually require fertilization.
You'd think someone could have mentioned this to me before I embarrassed myself.
When we finally got down to business (of the non-fertilizing kind), MF insisted on taking a little time to acquaint himself with his co-stars, the reindeer (his co-star from last year) and the stuffed snowman.
Now remember, I'm the star and you two are the supporting actors. We'll get along just fine so long as you remember that!
Once we started shooting, MF thought he'd forgotten his lines.
Oops! I forgot my line! Wait, I don't have any lines! Mama? Does this mean I'm not eligible to join the Screen Actors Guild?
As the undisputed star of the photo shoot, MF knows he can make outrageous demands, like holding up production to play with his Bob-the-Builder phone.
MF also quickly figured out just how to drive his photographer (me!) slightly mad during our shoots: by making his supporting snowman play the chorus of Jingle Bells over and over and over again!
Watch this, reindeer! If I keep pushing the funny little snowman's belly like so, it drives Mama completely mad! ha ha ha ha ha!
But, at the end of the day, we got some really cute pictures. After much debate in the photo editing room (aka, 'the couch'), I give you this year's winning photo:
Ok, we're going to humor Mama now. Everybody smile!