People everywhere seem to be able to get pictures of their children smiling, giggling, looking straight into the camera.
Mine? They want nothing to do with it and unless my camera has a spanking new battery in it, it can't focus quickly enough to snap the shot. As a result, I have a ton of pictures of the sides of Gracie and Lukie's heads. Two weeks ago, we spent Sunday with Nana in anticipation of the Metrolink Christmas Train. We started our day at Victoria Gardens and attempted to take a picture in front of the Christmas tree. I won't bore you with the story of how our visit to Santa was thwarted, yet again.
Instead, I give you a selection of pictures that did not make it into our Christmas Card:
Seriously. Is it too much to ask?
Nana tried to convince Gracie to smile for me.
That didn't work either.