my 3 elves

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

There's nothing like a morning photo shoot with three kids under the age of four for the cover of a magazine.  The amazing Janis Nicolay from Pinecone Camp came over bright & early one morning, damn that woman is good.  My idea was for the kids to wear their Baby Gap leggings and t-shirts that I had made that said "Peace" "Joy" & "Love".  You can only see "Peace"....oh well. We only threatened cancelling Christmas (and Halloween) three can tell by the look on Zoë's face that she is playing along for our benefit. I laugh every time I look at this photo....knowing how incredibly chaotic it was in between each shot.  TVW is on news stands until Friday morning. Thanks for the sweet memory Janis. xx

oh santa

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The plan was to get in line to see Santa before his 11am start time.  Due to a major Zoë meltdown because she didn't want me to help her put her dress on, we left the house at 10:45am. When we arrived we were seventh in line.  Not bad. All was good, the choir was singing and the kids were happy. As we inched closer to Santa it started to fall apart...Zoë removed her shoes, Poppy was squirming and Beckett was laying on the floor. We quickly put everyone in place for the photo....
Good times....such a hilarious photo!  Out of the six people ahead of us, four cried. Ho Ho Ho!