The other day, I asked her what she was going to say to him when she sat on his lap. She said, “I’m going to tell him that Ronan is learning how to talk.” It was such a sweet moment that made me realize she doesn’t get it quite yet. (I’m fine with that!)
To carry on the tradition of Santa pictures, I was eager to get them done.
Three tries and almost three weeks into the Christmas season, we still don’t have a decent one. I’m not even that picky!
Two years ago, I had to be in the photo with a crying little lady.*Last year, it was just the kiddos and Z looks like she’s in a picture from the 1800’s. You know, where instead of smiling, they just look pissed.*The first time we tried this year, my dad’s studio was taking the photos. There was a misunderstanding on the time and we got there an hour before Santa did. Unfortunately, it was dangerously close to bedtime. If you have little ones, you understand why I didn’t just hang around. I can only handle psycho baby so much. And staying out late, I would be asking for it. So instead of waiting for the big guy, the kiddos and I got an adorable shot with their grandpa.
Our second try was early the next morning. One of the local fire stations was having a fundraiser event. Eat breakfast with Santa, and take your own pictures. Out of ten shots, the best one I got is below.Don’t worry, once daddy gave up his phone, the little guy was fine.
The third try was yesterday. We got the kids all dressed up, yet again, and my husband took them to the mall. Santa was there, however, the photo printer wasn’t working.
Do you know how much of a pain it is to get two little kids dressed up for pictures? Its hard enough getting them dressed in regular clothes to leave the house, much less putting a comb through their hair.
So. We will try one more time. Next week, right before Christmas.
I’ll get my little lady all gussied up in her green dress. And the boy will get to wear his adorable overalls. One last time.
There is sure to be an insane line, but it will be fun to see the other excited kiddos. Also, there will be two of us with the kids so we can take turns shopping if need be. Because what’s more fun than last minute Christmas shopping?
Have you gotten a good Santa picture yet?
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