Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thankful for...

my little Tars, and my ManTar. And you all, of course. I don't know quite where I would be without all of your support. You all amaze me every day. There are millions of other things I am thankful for; faith, food, shelter, family, health, happiness and so on for a very long time. Oh, and Canadian chocolate, too. Can't let that one go unnamed. Too important. ;)

Today I took photos for the Christmas card, since they both looked so spiffy. The montage is the results, good and not so good. :) It was created largely for grandparental enjoyment, so don't feel compelled to watch it all the way through. There are A LOT of photos. You have been warned.



If you'll notice, they are both wearing the same sweaters from last year's photo.

Christmas card photo 2006

Possibility for Christmas card photo 2007.


Evidently growing is for chumps.

Also, the photos I took today are no longer current, because BubTar lost his last front tooth between this photo shoot and bed tonight. He can really and truly sing "All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth". Except, he has lost all FOUR of them.

We had a delightful day, KayTar enjoyed LOADS of mashed potatoes and turkey. This was really the first holiday of any sort she has truly enjoyed. Usually she is overwhelmed and upset, clingy and sad. Today was pure joy for her, she was never ready to leave when it was time to go. They both had much fun playing with their cousins, and we had a nice time with family. It was a very good day.

I hope you all enjoyed a very happy Thanksgiving, too.

18 comments:

something blue said...

Your children in stripes are sweet perfection! I love that you got two years out of those sweaters.

I'm sure that listening to BubTar talk without all those teeth would sound way too cute.

flutter said...

Oh the eyes. And the pigtails of cuteness. OY!

nomotherearth said...

Gosh I don't know which one I'd pick. There was one with BubTar in back and KayTar in front with their head angled in different directions that I thought was rather nice.

Family Adventure said...

Beautiful pictures. The montage is hilarious...

Kyla said...

Nomo: The one you mentioned is the front runner so far, if I'm thinking of the same one.

Julie Pippert said...

HE LOST IT!!!

(I will NOT tell Patience who was already so envious that he had a loose tooth, LOL.)

FTR, listening to BubTar talk is too cute with or without teeth. :)

You're going to have to do multiple photos.

BubTar's eyes are so amazing I think you need the one before the one of him with the leaf, then you need the two of them laughing big, then the KayTar, and the kissing one.

You can do it. :)

Julie
Using My Words

Hetha said...

Wow, Kaytar ate mashers and turkey! Good for her! That sweater might not make it through the end of the season if she keeps it up. They both have such gorgeous eyes, you can't go wrong with any of these pics Kayla.

Happy belated T-day to you too!

Beck said...

Lovely montage - what cute children you have. And how tidy is KayTar's HAIR? The Baby always looks like she's been crawling through a hedge.

kittenpie said...

Oh, Kyla. I am so happy to hear Thanksgiving was so good for you and your KayTar. Now I can uncross my fingers!

But I love the missing tooth. And the teeny tiny piggytails. (I must admit, though, it seems bizarre to have Christmas photos with grass in the background!)

Janet said...

How wonderful, the tooth, the turkey, the pictures, all of it.

jen said...

gorgeous pictures and so happy hearing it was a great day, for K in particular.

Lisa b said...

oy they are adorable!

Mimi said...

Oh geez, I'm trying to imagine BubTar with both teeth missing! Fun!

And I'm so glad KayTar ate well and had fun. Such things to give thanks for!

PJ said...

I love the missing front teeth phase. Mikaela is missing several! The kids are beautiful!!

Junie's Blog said...

Sounds like a wonderful day!!! So many beautiful pics! How will you choose??

InTheFastLane said...

They look so ready for the holidays. You are blessed.

Katie said...

awww, I must have a Christmas card, beautiful babes Kyla =)

~aj~ said...

Fantastic photos of two fantastic kids! That is so awesome that KayTar was able to eat a traditional Thanksgiving meal this year. Adam's consisted of tortilla chips and yeast rolls. :)