Monday, December 31, 2012

Christmas Pictures

Christmas Eve
This village was given to us by my Aunt who received it after my
Grandmother passed away many years ago.  My Grandmother hand painted
every house and it is beautiful.  We will enjoy it for many years to come.

This year we went with a real tree and COLORED lights!  I have always
been a white lights fan but for Annabelle's first Christmas I figured
why not spice it up and add some color.

All our stockings hung up and waiting for St. Nick!

"Is it time for presents yet?"

Putting out cookies and milk for the big guy and carrots for Reindeer.

Christmas Morning

OMG our living room exploded with presents.

She is taking it all in.

"Sure I will help you open your gift!"

She loves her little house gift from Santa.  This gift rocks!

Opening a gift from Mommy and Daddy.


Loving her new activity center from Grandma and Grandpa Collins.

Posing with Daddy.  That is one of her many faces.

Awww giving Mommy a Christmas morning kiss.

Posing with Mommy.  She looks like "huh?"

Annabelle loved all her presents from loved ones near and far and we hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

To Maria:  Thank you so much for your comments they mean the world to me :-)

I can not believe how fast Christmas has come.  Thankfully I finished up my shopping today!  Now just to finish wrapping and mailing out gifts.  :-)  Hopefully they will get there on time.

This year we got a real tree!!!  It was so much easier than setting up the fake one and it was a lot funner too.  Annabelle has been good with it so far and she has not trying to pull it over or anything.

Looking for the right tree

She is not so impressed with our pick

Daddy's little girl

Me and my little Santa's Helper
For now I am done with photo shoots for the year and it is a much needed break.  I feel like I have been running at full speed for a few weeks and I don't think I can keep up that pass for long.  I am very happy the business is doing well and I am happy I was able to help everyone get some wonderful family, birthday, Christmas pictures.

This is Annabelle's Christmas picture in my studio setup.  I made the Christmas pendant and I wrapped the presents in fabric and used a glue gun to make sure there would be no little fingers ripping them open.

Well this up coming week Annabelle is going to get to meet Santa!  Let's hope she doesn't get scared.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

9 Months

Annabelle turned 9 Months on Dec. 3.  She is growing so fast.  Slow down little angel!  He can now wave Hi and Bye and she goes "HI, HI, HI, Heyyyyyy"  LOL I am not sure if she really knows what she is saying but she tries.  Today she was playing with her little people toys and I watched her crawl across the room to get the little farmer then crawl back to the barn to play with him at the barn.  This little girl has got to be above normal when it comes to intelligence.

She had her 9 months appointment and she is about 50% for height and weight and her head is 80%.  The Dr. said that she is right on track for what she was at birth.  We also had NO shots at the 9 month.  Pheewwww that made me happy.

Here are some pictures:

The photography business has been really good and I have my last session for this month on Tuesday.  It was a very busy week trying to get all the Christmas photos taken and done but I did it.  My last session is a ONE year old session which are always fun.  

I hope everyone is doing well and having fun getting ready for the holidays.  We are going to be in a sea of plastic after Christmas.  LOL

Merry Christmas to all!!