Sunday, December 14, 2008

Holiday Season Photo Hodgpodge

Wow! 2 blog entries on the same day! Well, I couldn't leave off on my Christmas frustrations, when this time of year means so much more than that!

BYE-BYE My Little Sunbeam

I am sad that Christian will be losing his Sunbeam teachers in at the end of the month. I don't know who it's going to be harder on - Christian or myself. Christian was so attached to them, that I swore, if something happened to Chris and I and we died, Christian could be adopted by his Sunbeam teachers! I can't write about it anymore, because I'm going to cry or get upset or both.

But anyway, this photo was taken by the teachers a couple of weeks ago and the kids today pasted the picture and decorated it with stickers. Is this a crack-up or what? I don't have to point out which one Christian is, do I?

We took a photo today of Christian and his teachers. We'll use it for a Christmas present to them.

Santa Pictures through the Years

A couple of posts ago, I mentioned the kids and their pictures with Santa through the years. A yearly Santa pics are something I really wanted to do. I have all the pictures, but in essence of time, I won't be able to post them all. These are the ones that are readily available to upload right now.

2000 - Mikelle's First Santa Picture

Just a week or so shy of 4 months, Mikelle had her first picture taken with Santa. She was a little suspicious, but did just fine! I loved that little outfit. She grew out of it way too fast to enjoy it fully that Christmas. Little stinker! :-)

2004 - Christian's First Santa Picture

I have Mikelle's Santa picture from 2001-03, but I'll have to post those when I have more time to get those uploaded. Here is Christian's first Santa photo in 2004. He was 9 months and his helpful big sister was 4.

2005 Santa Picture

The following year, Christian wasn't too sure about a picture with Santa. But Mikelle of course enjoyed every minute of it! Christian was 20 months and Mikelle was 5.

2006 "Hi Sanna Caws"

This was an adorable Santa memory. We waited in line and when it was Mikelle and Christian's turn, Christian went up to Santa, put his hands on his knees, looked up at him and said, 'Hi Sanna Caws," It was so adorable I wish I had it on video. He was 2 and Mikelle was 6.

I'll fill in the holes with last year's photo and 2001-03 later. For now, FIVE DAYS before TWO WEEKS off. But who's counting?


  1. I love it. Christian definately looks like a major goof ball, he also looks like he has something in mind:) I love the Santa pictures, what a fun tradition.

  2. Darling pictures! One of my friends has all of the years of Santa pictures matted in one big frame and she displays it every Christmas. Really sharp looking and fun to see the kids grow up. Think of the memories.

  3. Super cute. Your kids are going up so fast.