Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Bubba's First Christmas (photo with Santa)

Today, we took Bubba to the mall to get his picture taken with Santa.

I just love how chill he looks, like "Whaaaaat? I'm just hangin' with my homie here; maybe you know him?" Dang that's a cute baby!

We had to do it twice, because the first time the photographer cut off the top of Santa's head in every photo. Luckily the girl who was printing the pictures was really nice about it. I have a feeling if that surly photographer (and I'm using that term loosely) was in charge, it would have been a "take it or leave it" situation.

Little man was so good! He didn't whimper or cry or act fussy at all. I've been really looking forward to doing this since forever! Seriously, holidays are one of the biggest perks of having kids if you ask me. I looked forward to getting to dress up a child of my own for photos on Santa's knee every year when I'd see the kids in the mall, and how excited they get. Something about their innocence, and excitement, and the magic of it all makes me feel all gooey and warm and happy inside.

On Saturday, my husband treated me to a mental health day. I just feel so drained sometimes, like I've lost ME. I don't scrapbook, I don't read, I don't bake... all I do is feed the baby, change the baby, pump, wash bottles... I got kinda frustrated last week and had a mini meltdown about it. I knew that having hobbies was important, but I guess I never realized how important it was for me until I wasn't able to do them anymore.

Cicely left a scrapbook magazine in our car the day we took our pictures, and I found it the other day. I hadn't looked at one in months! I found myself saddened that I didn't recognize a lot of the brands or products that are current, when before I was always up on the latest and greatest. I also found that I was totally inspired to make something, and felt sad that I didn't have the time or energy to get started.

My husband took me to Scrapbooks Etc, and just let me shop. I got a rubber stamp with a date/calendar thing on one side and a spot for journaling on the other, a set of Scenic Route acrylic stamps for making labels, a bunch of patterned paper, some cardstock that is embossed with dots, mini pom pom trim (so cute!) and the COOLEST scalloped circle punch. That sucker is HUGE! It makes a three inch scalloped circle. I can't wait to try it out.

I also replaced my broken Fiskars circle punch at Joann, and we went to the mall to get my husband a new pair of sunglasses and to pick up a gift for my father in law. It was nice to get out of the house and do stuff that I enjoyed, just like normal. My husband took today off work so we could go to the mall to see Santa. I also thought I had a doctor's appointment this morning and drove all the way across town only to be told that it is NEXT Tuesday. Oops! At least I didn't drag him and the baby with me, haha!

Here's to a good rest of the week!

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Blogger Samara Link said...

That is a cute baby! What a good boy. The santa and baby pictures I usually see when the babies are that little include one screaming child. He is really adorable.

Speaking of...
Is it my imagination or are things going better at home with him crying less and you feeling better? The tone on your blog suggests it. I hope you guys are getting there.

That's great you got to update your scrapbook stash! What a nice husband you have. :) Just being at that store makes me want to create. Hope you get a chance to soon!

12:09 AM  
Blogger Hooptee said...

That's a cute baby! What a serious face sitting on Santa's lap! ha ha!
Glad you got some time to yourself, it's so important! Can't wait to see what you create with your new stuff.
btw - that appointment screw up, that's what we call 'baby brain'! My brain is mush these days.

6:45 AM  
Blogger Paula - Buenos Aires said...

That is the cutest baby & Santa picture I´ve ever seen. My own screamed his head off until he was about 2. *grin at the memories*

I know we weren´t as close on the Cottage days as you were with Danea and Suzanne and I´m hoping I don´t sound too annoying with all my cooing at Sawyer´s stories. *Paula shuffles feet and looks around*

Reading your blog is for me like reading a younger cousin´s stories. The ups and downs of motherhood with the bonus of one of the cutest kids around. ;)

I`ve given you the Tree of happiness award for all the smiles you gave me. :)


8:17 AM  
Blogger ~~tonya~~ said...

Looks like they are old buddies!! So cute!! TFS

11:11 AM  
Blogger Miss Anne said...

he's such a precious little muffin!!!

i'm so glad you had such a great day!!!

scrapbooking supplies, the mall with santa, QT with your hubster..

such a perfect day!


1:31 PM  
Blogger Susanne P. said...

i think that might be the best baby pic with santa that i have ever seen. wtg!

he is a doll.

i am glad you got to go get some stuff that you love. now bake a cake! lol

10:24 AM  

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