Friday, December 12, 2008

Flashback Friday/Alex's first Christmas 2000

Alex's first Christmas. He was almost 4 months old and Connor was almost 3yrs old. I was trying to get a cute pose but it just didn't work out. You know the one where you get everyone dressed cute, get everything staged and then someone starts crying (like me haha) or something?? Well I finally gave up after this shot. Connor was finally cooperating but then Alex was crying..oh well, they are still cute, right? I ended up going to Babies are us and standing in line for 2 hours to get thier picture. Maybe I can find that one to post??

He's happier here.

YEAH!! Must be my lucky night. I actually found the picture I was looking for. This is the one I ended up getting for Christmas that year. I was so sure I could do it myself, I mean how hard can it be?? See first picture.. and that was just one of many that didn't turn out I'm sure. Anyway as I was saying I ended up going to Babies R us for their picture. It was first come first serve which meant you had to stand in a long line, which really works out fabulous when you have an almost 3 year old, an almost 4 month old, a Mom who's still learning that having 2 kids is way way different than having 1 and she's probably going through a little post partum depression AND it's the holidays, no stress there! Then combine all of this with about 50 other mom's in a similar situation waiting in line to get a precious picture of her precious angels also, anyway we all survived and came out with this picture.

We went to Florida that year and had Christmas with Grandma and Mickey Mouse!

Great Grandma holding little Alex at Disney World.

Connor, Grandma and Goofy...

PS. When Mark read this post especially the first part, he didn't smile or laugh he just looked kind of sad and said "Where was I during all this"? Well, you honey, my best friend, love of my life were working nearly 24 hours a day to run your own catering company so that I could quit my job and stay home with our babies, something I will never regret. Thank you for working so hard so that we could achieve that!


The Bailey Family said...

It's hard to believe Alex's first Christmas was 8 years ago -I love the pictures (all of them), Connor was so cute -!

Mark, you are amazing -the 24-hour days were worth it, you have two wonderful kiddos and a beautiful wife!! What a great family!! I love you guys!

Becky said...

What a beautiful family. I loved the Christmas spirit at your house watching the boys going through the ornaments and trimming the tree.

Thanks for the kind words on my blog! I don't think Norman Rockwell has too much to worry about. I am having a great time "coloring"!

Tell Tam thanks too. I cant get into her blog to tell her myself.

Bonnie said...

Thank you both. Becky we enjoyed having you over. I should have taken a picture so I could blog about it. I will email Tamara and have her send you an invite. I'm sure she would love for you to visit her blog.