Christmas Pictures (Momma Monday)

Okay, so it’s that time of year already, Christmas pictures! I thought maybe Jared, Ace and I should get a cute picture in from of the fake tree and fireplace and send out like 100 greeting cards, but Jared thought no!!! So instead I took Ace and our niece Olivia to have their pictures taken as a gift for my parents and my brother. Easy right? Not so much!

Olivia just turned three on Thanksgiving day, so I thought she could be my little helper and get Ace to smile for me, again, not so much. Instead Olivia looked mad enough to just walk out of the portrait studio, and while the poor photographer was trying to get her to smile, Ace decided to fill his clean diaper! Oh the smell…..I thought we could play it off, hey we were almost finished, but oh no, then the screaming started! First Ace, then Olivia, what a nightmare!

So out to the car to get the diaper bag, meanwhile it’s about 30 degrees outside and Olivia keeps reminding me that she would like to take that ugly dress off! We get Ace’s dirty diaper changed, and head back to the portrait studio, and now there is quite a line, and the poor photographer working is getting screamed at by like 3 people!!! Olivia did ask one woman to use her indoor voice (nothing like a three year old pointing out the obvious) and then it got a little quieter. So now let’s finish those stinking pictures. We get done, and now it’s time to pick out the ones that I would like to order, okay so obviously the only one where both kids are looking forward will be the one to get, and then a few of each of them by themselves. So I’m sitting there ordering my pictures and Olivia keeps telling me that her butt is hanging out. I have no idea what she is talking about, so I tell her that it’s not because she is wearing a dress, but she just insisted that it was….okay so I agreed and hoped that the conversation would end there.

“Come on Olivia we are leaving.” I say to her, as she is dragging her feet and I’m impatiently waiting for her.

“Mimi (that’s me) I’m trying!” She replies.

Meanwhile, a woman waiting her turn for the photographer points out to me that Olivia is having a small problem walking, apparently her pull-up and tights are down around her feet! Oh my, so I drag her down the aisle to where I’m sure only security could see us and pull up her pants. “Why didn’t you tell Mimi?” I asked her.

And her response, “I told you my butt was hanging out!”

Oh….I can hardly wait until next year!


  1. terancedubya says:

    Nice one Momma! I wish I could have been there to see the face of the lady that your niece told to use the inside voice. Mind your manners lady and stop yelling! Priceless. There will be a day when my little one says some stuff like that and I will be happy she had the balls (?) to speak her mind.

  2. “my butts hanging out”…lol

    too funny

  3. Jared says:

    Aren’t you glad we didn’t take our picture by the tree now? Look how much fun you had! Can’t wait to see the pics!

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