Wednesday, December 14, 2011

- what a difference a year makes -

First of all, I want to send a great, big Happy Birthday out to my gorgeous friend, Melanie, from Happy Jax. Melanie and I really click, and I love being able to chat with her, (even if it is always through email or our blogs!) She is such a sweetheart and I really love her. I just wanted to wish her a wonderful day today!

Now, onto the infamous Santa pictures! I'm so glad we started this tradition of bringing Ellie to sit on Santa's lap. It's amazing to see the difference in her pictures!

We started when Ellie was only 5 weeks old, in 2009! How adorable was she? You can barely see her in Santa's beard and santa suit...

 One year later, 2010...Ellie was in her "separation anxiety" phase. Well, I guess that's actually kind of an understatement. Let's just say, she was scared of everyone and everything she didn't know very well. We knew it was going to be a disaster, but hoped for the best....yeah, well, the exact instant we set her on Santa's lap, she started screaming. It was actually kind of funny, the mall photographer didn't know what to do, and finally Santa asked her (in the sweetest Santa voice ever), "Aren't you going to take the picture?" This is what we got...

And what a difference one more year makes...this year she was excited to see Santa. She understands who Santa is and of course knows that he is involved in bringing her presents! And she has been slowly but surely getting over her "shy" thing. So one year later, we got this gem, and I absolutely love it!

While we didn't get a smile (she needs to see something really funny to get her smiling when there is a camera around...ha ha), I really do love this picture. It is amazing to see how much she has grown up in a year. My little girl is growing up...I love it, and hate it all at the same time....other momma's out there, you understand what I'm saying right??


Melanie said...

Ahhhh... my sweetest friend, thank you so so much! You are just such a postive light in my life, & I simply love you girl! Thank you.

Ok. Lol... Ellie bug you are the cutest little bug EVER. First off, how in the world have you got lucky enough to get the same Santa each year? She was so itsy bitsy tiny, in the 1st one, OMGosh! Hahaaa... your right you do have the poor screaming baby pic too. Kinda sad to admit, but it is kinda ADORABLE.

This years shot is so perfecto mama! She did so well, & hello doll face. She is the prettiest little girl, but she does have a super model mama... so no big surprise!

~The End~

Hahaaa. don't you love my novel comments! Talk you soon Kyna!


Natalie said...

We have two pictures with Santa. One is right before she freaked out and one as she was freaking out.

I love having Santa back. It's great that Ellie is excited for Santa. I can't wait for that!

Carlie said...

Such a cute picture! And I love that the last 2 Santas look the same, is it the same guy? That would be awesome if you got him every year!

Kaitlyn said...

Oh my lord she is one beautiful little girl!!! Its amazing to see her grow in pictures! Was it the same santa too? lol

In our sea of love

Tori Baldridge said...

Oh my goodness! SO adorable!

Miranda said...

that is a classic crying on santa's lap photo! :) i love seeing pictures like this and seeing how little ones have changed! she is adorable!

Sonya Marie said...

I just want to keep her!!!

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