Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Not Ruining a Surprise

I've been DYING to post this since last Wednesday.  But, since it's Nana & PopPop's Christmas Present, I couldn't.  Well, Saturday night, the grandkids gave Nana & PopPop their gift, so the cat's out of the bag!

Enjoy!


And when you're done looking...look again...and then...some more.  Because getting nine (yes 9) kids to sit for a picture was a lot of work.  Did I mention that the oldest is 7?  And the there are four (yes 4) one-year-olds?  Shannon (my bff & SIL) and I, along with my sitter, Becca (shout out, Ydo Babe!) took these rugrats beauties to Picture People last Wednesday.  It was QUITE an adventure.  (Note the blocks in the picture...that's how we kept Eli & Cole's attention.  We'd throw them to the boys...they'd throw them back!)  Shane picked up our 5 after we were done.  When he saw me, he said I looked like I'd just worked out (ummm...yeah!).  And Thursday, I was more sore than after I ran my 10k.  It must have been all the chasing of one-year-olds, picking them up, and squatting to put them back on their "marks".  

The end result shows each and every personality!  PRICELESS!

11 comments:

Following Him said...

PRICELESS and BEAUTIFUL picture!
~Elyse~

Helen said...

That is such a fantastic picture!! Well done!

rachael said...

i love it, it turned out so fantastic! what a perfect gift!

Shosh said...

WOW. Totally impressive that no one is crying and everyone seems to be happy and looking at the camera!

Kris said...

Wow! What a great pic!

Nicole O'Dell said...

That is a GORGEOUS picture! What a great gift!!

~ MJ ~ said...

What a great picture!

Alida said...

What a wonderful idea for a gift. It's absolutely beautiful. Do have a wonderful Christmas and I look forward to the readings of your blog in the New Year. Love you guys!

Lois said...

Great pictures. I love it. They are all sooo cute.

twin2trip said...

I just had to comment because I know how hard you must have worked to get that shot. Not an easy feat. Turned out so cut though.

-Christina (mom to twins and triplets. I will be back for more inspiration.)

Barclay 5 said...

Amy, worth the blood, sweat, and tears!

So cute, each one! You can so tell we are family!

Hope yours was Merry, here's to a happy, healthy, Higby New Year!

Love to you!
oxox