Since many of you think that the out-takes would've made better Christmas cards than the cutest of 50ish shots, here I am to prove you wrong:
This was me testing the camera:
Amaya's first smile of the night (I had to act like a cross between a chimpanzee and a tribe of excited Indians in order to acheive this smile). The others weren't so impressed.
Dad comes on the scene to get Amaya to smile; it worked, look how they're smiling at HIM (and not me - or the camera...except for Amelle, who looks like she's plugging her ears to tune out whatever her dad is doing to make the others smile.)
Finally, and perhaps worst of all - Amelle oversmiles to the point where it looks like she might be at the beginning stages of a transformation into some sort of angry creature. In looking at this picture, I feel fortunate that she didn't burst a blood vessel with that smile. Avery looks stunning. Amaya looks drunk.