Now, taking a picture of five kids and three dogs has never been an easy task--but Pickle decided out of nowhere to go all "diva" on us, which made the task nearly impossible.
You know those Hollywood actresses that you hear about? The ones that are so difficult no one wants to work with them? That was Pickle today.
"Pickle--Sit in Andy's lap so we can take a picture."
"Do you want to sit by yourself?"
"Do you want a lollipop after we take the picture?"
...and so on.
We did one totally botched photo shoot that ended up with Pickle in tears and me almost in tears followed by Pickle going down for a nap. When she got up, we tried again--and although she was VERY disagreeable, she managed to smile briefly and we got "the" picture.
Before the successful shot, there was a lot of this:
And plenty of this:
A little of this:
And some of that:
And to make things even more difficult, there was some of this:
And lots of that:
Given all the complications, we were lucky to get such a good end result--I will share it with you closer to Christmas!
Catch you later--Don has been making me Pumpkin Pie Martinis to take the edge off the day!!
Also--tomorrow there is a holiday extravaganza on SITS and the grand prize is a $200 Target gift certificate! Go check it out!!