Sunday, November 30, 2008

Christmas card success!

We attempted Christmas card pics for my mom again last week. I think the third time might be the charm.

This is his typical camera smile. He sees us bring it out, and immediately commences the squinchy face. Notice how he couldn't stop playing to pose?
"You better watch out. Better not cry. Better not pout, I'm telling you why!"
One of my grandmothers gave us a decorative stuffed snowman last year. It has a snowflake on the front that says "Jolly." Oh, how Little Elvis loves playing with Jolly. His favorite game is peek a boo. Jolly hides behind pillows and under chairs and then jumps out to surprise him. "Do you hear what I hear?" This is our favorite shot.
Onto our Christmas card. Yes, Little Elvis is wearing an elf hat. Last year he wore his Santa hat as a toboggan from Black Friday through Christmas. This year we're going to try the elf hat. He loved it on this day.
Although I think the cookie we gave him for posing is the true source of his smile.
This picture is fuzzy, but it demonstrates a newfound interest. Little Elvis loves to pull decorative towels, blankets and pillows. Normally, it's not that big of a deal. We only have the decorative duck towels in the bathroom that he can reach. But for Christmas, I have some decorative towels on the oven rack, throws on chairs, stuffed snow bear in a chair, and the usual towels in the bathroom. He constantly pulls them down. It tickles him. When will he outgrow this?

Here, he flashes his camera-ready squinchy again. I think we're still going to work on getting a picture for our card. I want an action shot of him playing outside... in his elf hat.

Hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving! We did. When you celebrate with Little Elvis, it's pretty hard not to have fun!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That elf hat is too cute! I love all the pictures. He sure does look very happy!

7:13 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Oh how cute!!!

You are gat a nice shot.

We had family photos last week and Madigan would not pose at all - then went to see Santa, and she would not pose again....people are going to think she does not exist this year!!!


6:27 AM  
Blogger Kristi said...

Look at how happy he is! Our Christmas card photo shoot took 4 hours (broken up into 2 hour increments). It was insane what we had to do to get one decent shot. It looks like Little Elvis was much more willing to cooperate this time around. Such a cutie he is!

8:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looking good! I love the "do you hear what I hear" shot as well :)

10:55 AM  
Blogger The Burp Cloth Babe said...

I love that camera smile...priceless!

1:02 PM  
Blogger mpotter said...

very cute smile! i also like the one "do you hear what i hear".
he's even cute when he's squinchy.

1:45 PM  
Blogger Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

He is just way to cute, what fun photos!

11:53 PM  
Blogger Lainey-Paney said...

oh, you got a lot of cute pics!

11:37 AM  
Blogger MIP said...

All of them are great photos! I think you finally managed it:)

12:15 PM  
Blogger virtualredhead said...

OMG cute!

Here are some great apps that let you export your Facebook or LinkedIn contacts into an Excel spreadsheet--a great way to start your Christmas card list.

Happy writing!

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Laura McIntyre said...

He is looking so big here, when did that happen? Im loving your attempts to get the perfect shot, he really does look like such a happy little guy all the time

9:25 AM  

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