Thursday, December 27, 2012

Photo Favorites

Well Christmas has come and gone. As always - now that Peanut is here things seem to be moving by entirely too quickly for my liking. We spent Christmas Eve with my husband's family and Christmas day with my family.  The kid made out like a bandit. I have never seen so many toys and clothes. Peanut had a great time with her cousin Bubba and will get to spend quite a bit of time with him next week as well.   The two of them together...well its just too cute.  Here are a few of my favorite photos from the Christmas season. 


All of the cousins went to meet Santa.  Once again, Peanut was IN love with Santa.  Just look at the smile!

This kid got so many presents, yet she was still more interested in the remotes and DVR. 

Smiling pretty with her Gramma. 

My kid is like, seriously the cutest little thing ever. 
Looking at daddy as he beat on the tin of cookies.

She stole her uncle's Mickey Christmas hat and thought it was the funniest thing ever. 

For Christmas she got a piano with a microphone attached.  We would sing into the microphone then put it up to her mouth and she would sing into it as well. Once I get this on video I will be sure to share!
The Christmas greeting we sent out! 

We officially have no room in our house anymore.  We have to move just so Peanut can have her own playroom.  It is kind of out of control.  Piles and piles of toys, books and clothes sit on the floor of our living room and kitchen.  And wouldn't you know it - after opening all her toys she had more interest in the empty boxes. 


Monday, December 10, 2012

Ho! Ho! Ho!

This past weekend we took Peanut to meet Santa Claus for the first time.  I was kind of nervous that she would completely freak out when we put her in his lap, mainly because she has a serious case of "stranger danger." I had the day planned perfectly, wait until Peanut woke up from her long morning nap, dress her in her super cute Santa dress and head over to Merrifield Garden Center for a photo. But that plan quickly was ruined.  Peanut only napped for about 45 minutes.  And by the time we were in the car and heading off it was time for another nap.  But she currently hates her car seat and she let us know all about it the entire way to the store. Naturally she fell asleep 5 minutes before we got there. All I could think was "I have a cranky baby, that gets upset when other people hold her, and this is going to be her first Santa photo. Perfect."  

We got her all dolled up and walked around the store looking at all of their Christmas decorations. We then walked over to Santa's workshop.  


Walking Peanut in to meet Santa for the first time. 
Introducing her to Santa. She immediately clasped her hands together in her "prayer hands" which she does when she is startled, nervous, or upset. I thought, oh no, here comes the water works!
But they didn't come! Instead - she loved Santa and was totally intrigued by his beard!





This is one of my favorites. I love how she is looking up at him like she is checking off her Christmas list to him. 


They even let mom and dad jump in for a family photo! Totally frame worthy.

After we did our photos we walked around the store deciding what we wanted to buy.  Hubs came across this cute little chair in front of a gorgeous tree and promptly sat Peanut down in it, so naturally I whipped out my camera for a few more photos. 
We had a great day visiting Santa! We also finished decorating the tree although the rest of the decorations for the house are still M.I.A. so I need to find those so I can complete the decorating. 
Our tree - complete with the angel tree topper we picked up while visiting Santa!

We can't wait to continue celebrating the season with our Little Peanut!