I can't remember the last time the boys had some fun together around the house. I mean, real fun without all the fighting. Landon and Liam are in two different places and have completely different schedules, so for them to get together is really a challenge at times. I enjoy photographing these moments so much. I'm going to miss these moments when they are gone.
The boys, I'm sure, are growing very tired of me taking pictures. But somehow the kiddos were showing more enthusiasm than normal. I think it was the light up noses and reindeer antlers that kept them intrigued. I was shocked that Liam let me put anything on his head and face. He's a little strange in that department. He actually loved posing and playing with his nose. He said, "These ears are cool." So, this is what I was able to capture. The snow was just a bonus for good behavior at the end.
This is our Christmas card this year (front and back):
The day after Thanksgiving was a day for our outside decorations to go up. The boys helped their dad to make sure he didn't fall off the ladder and helped him wrap lights around the trees in our yard. This is Aaron's favorite thing to do for Christmas with the kids. It was freezing outside. We all had to take breaks to get warm. I was so worried the kids were going to get sick, but somehow they managed to stay well. After about two to three hours of hanging lights we were in business! I love the look of our home lit up, but I absolutely despise the work that goes into it. If it were up to me, and I knew they couldn't be seen, I would keep those suckers up all year 'round. I'm sure everyone at some point has thought of doing it. Liam couldn't wait to turn them on and gaze out the window at "his" pretty lights. "My house is so beautiful", he said. Notice that everything is Liam's - MY house, MY lights. He's a sweetie, even if he is a bit possessive. Ha!
I am a mom to two spunky little boys and a wife to a wonderful husband. When I retire my camera for the day you can bet I will be spending quality time with my family. Family is everything to us, and capturing those special moments to remember is a very important part of life.