Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Elves are watching

I've totally got Leyton convinced that there are lil elves spying on us in our house and in the toy aisles. Being that he's 5 now, he's really getting curious and has been asking a lot of questions about how does Santa know what he wants. We mailed Santa a letter a few weeks ago, but now Leyton is all concerned since he's changed his mind on what he wants, lol. So, I told him that Santa sends his elves to all the toy stores so they can listen in on the children's conversations and send the information back to Santa. He's buying the story and I love it! We were at home this afternoon and he's completely convinced the elves are hiding in our house too. I caught him taking the books off our bookshelf to see if he could find an elf behind the books. It's so cute. I even acted like a saw an elf (kinda like I'd see a mouse or something) and Leyton goes running to see if he could see the elf running behind our couch. He is going to be so ticked at me when he's older and realized mommy was just playing a joke on him. It's all just simple fun, right? I say, whatever you can do to convince your kids Santa still exists, do it. ;)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Family Portrait time

Well, since Maddox was in my tummy last time we had a family portrait we thought it was probably about that time to do an updated shot of our family. We had such a fun time doing this photo shoot and for once, it was great to be in front of the camera instead of behind it.

After meeting the photographer I found out she's not a lot different than me. She's a preschool by day (like myself) and takes portraits for people 'on the side'. Her camera was only one step up from mine. She's inspired me to try and start doing this myself. I'm getting my fancy editting program for Christmas and once I have that I can hone in on my editting skills.
Here's a few of our fun, family shots.

You'll have to wait for Christmas to see some of the better ones.