Sunday, December 14, 2008

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Disclaimer: The actual Christmas card picture is not posted here so it will be a surprise when y'all get it in the mail!

The other day, we bundled up Amelia in her Christmas tights and dress (yes it was cold enough for tights here in Orlando!) and headed out to take her first Christmas photo. We wanted to do something outside with a Christmas-y feel. So her Auntie Tracy, who has taken so many of the wonderful photos on this blog, suggested the Prime Outlets on International Drive. She had seen the decorations, which were funky and conveyed the holiday spirit.

Some styling notes: I bought Amelia her cute dress with gingerbread men on the hem, her Auntie Stacey gave her the adorable Christmas tights (which were a challenge to get on a squirmy little one) and her Grandma Maria sent her the soft, cuddly Santa blanket with her name one it. I don't know if you can see the blanket in the photos, but we brought it along as an accessory.

As you can tell, Amelia wasn't so sure about checking out the life-sized decorations up close. She looked so serious examining them, much like she did when she sat on Santa's lap for a few minutes.

But all in all, she was a good sport about the photo shoot, as she is about almost every new experience. She's so much fun now with her silly sense of humor and makes us laugh every day! She smiled wide a couple of times and we eventually got the perfect shot. But you'll have to wait for your card to see that.


La Familia Crespo said...

These pics look great! I'm sure the picture on the cards is amazing. Tracey is a great photographer!

Mandy said...

Miss Amelia, aren't you pretty in your Christmas dress and tights! We hope you have the best 1st Christmas ever! Love, Mandy, Ben and Everett