Friday, December 12, 2008

Phriday Photo Phun

Yes, me again. Turns out I'm not so much "dedicated to blogging" as I am "jacked up on the 20 ounce bottle of Mountain Dew Voltage I drank well into the afternoon which ensures I will not be falling asleep no matter how tired my little, pea brain is right now" so I thought I'd play along for the first time with Candid Carrie's Phriday Photo Phiesta. (I can't tell if Carrie does it with "PH" or "F" and I'm a bit bleary eyed, so I'm opting for the Ph 'cause that's how I feel like rolling.) I have seen folks doing the FFF/PhPhPh before (as a matter of fact, I was just over admiring Jennifer's latest entry which is quite the amazing Christmas card!) and as I'm still awake, it seems like as good a time as any to join in the fun!

Anyhow, fresh off my belated success with the Fantabulous photo-related Christmas gift creation, here is a retrospective of Kiddo with Santa over the years............ Since I am a total Christmas nut, one of my favorite things each December is taking Kiddo, all bedecked in her holiday duds, to see the Man in Red. Enjoy!

Her first visit to Santa, age 6 months, in an outfit that one of my oldest (as in since high school, not age-wise) friends and her wife gave us. Loved the outfit, I mean, seriously, it had a velvet beret, people!!



The following December, by which point I'd scouted out all the area mall Santas and decided this one was the best of the lot (Kiddo age 18 months in case you didn't do the math):



Age 2 and a half, the bow started on top of her head but slid off to the side. It sort of looked on purpose, so I let it go. She wouldn't look at me, the mommy frantically waving as I jumped about with the camera glued to my face, because talking to Santa was much more important. They had a lengthy conversation, which I believe entailed discussing a lot of points Kiddo had picked up watching and rewatching the Wiggles Christmas DVD she wore out that year:



Age 3 and a half and looking at the camera once more:



Last year, age 4 and a half:



And for this year's picture, well you can see one of the photos from this year's session down below in my SITSmas post (it isn't the exact one we used on our card, but it's still cute which is why I put it up here)... and on that note, TGIF and I'm off to bed!

14 comments:

Givinya De Elba said...

Wow. The man in red has changed about as much as your gorgeous, gorgeous daughter.

tara @ kidz said...

Those pictures are beyond adorable. Every single one of them.

Ya gotta love Mtn Dew Voltage. Or hate it. One of the two. =)

Scary Mommy said...

She is such a beauty. Love the pics!

JANE said...

Congrats on your First Friday Playing along!! I LOVE the one of her and Santa in deep conversationn, priceless!!

Candid Carrie said...

Hey, I am glad you found us! I love the pictures! The beret picture is stunning. I wouldn't mind a beret on a bad hair day!

But my favorite is the one where she is deeply engaged in conversation with the big guy!

Thanks for partipating!

Carrie said...

Oh man, that is some serious cuteness! And I LOVE the velvet beret!! Could you call that color raspberry and sing and dance all around her?? hehe

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Oh I love those pictures!!

Finding a good Santa is not always an easy endevor!!!

Susie said...

So cute!

Ann said...

Those are some very cute kiddos. It looks like they all enjoyed hang'en with Santa.

If you haven't already, stop by my blog to sign up for the give-a-way.

Sue said...

Too cute. Alex had the same 1st Christmas dress as well. Children's Place if I remember correctly.

Liam said...

is it wrong to be singing Raspberry Beret now?

jen721 said...

It is great you have so many years captured. They are fun to look through as they get older.

Michelle said...

I love the first christmas photo Heather!!Well truthfully they're all adorable :)

Jennifer said...

Those are great! I love seeing the different pics through the years!!