Thursday, January 26, 2012

My Little Penguin

I shared this picture on my other blog and wanted to post it here too because the boy is just too dang cute! He wore this penguin sweater for Christmas but I didn't get any pictures of him wearing it so I put it back on him last week before taking the tree down and snapped a few pics. I think they turned out fairly well for an impromptu photo shoot.

Not only did I want pictures of him in his sweater before he outgrew it, but I wanted a couple pictures of him by himself in front of the boys' Christmas tree. Except he's not quite sitting up on his own yet and we don't have a Bumbo, so I just layed him on his belly on the ottoman and slid it in front of the tree- it was the perfect height.

I also liked this picture because in the background are Sam and Jack's painted ornaments (the porcelain discs above Hayden's shoulder and above the red ornament), as well as Hayden's handprint. I wanted a "Baby's 1st Christmas" ornament but never bought one because I thought we would have gotten one as a gift. We didn't. And when I tried to find one, they were either sold out or I didn't like them. So we just made one with supplies we had on hand- a glass ornament, craft glue and white glitter. I think it kind of looks like a Mickey Mouse paw. haha! On the back side of the ornament, I wrote the date in with a silver paint marker.


Sophie said...

I love your handmade ornament. Way better than a store-bought one. These are great photos!! What a cute sweater for an even cuter little guy.

Reese said...

He is so beautiful, Monica!

Kristi said...

I love the idea of the hand-print ornament, much more sentimental than most.

Such sweet pictures, adorable sweater. Love the one of Hayden with Sam and Jack's tree.

He is so adorable!!

Hennifer said...

He's so sweet and so is that sweater and ornament! Great ideas are never far with you.

cybil said...

What a lovely Christmas tree decoration! Great idea!!!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU so much for the beautiful card! It was so nice of you to think of me. Hayden looks so precious in the upper left picture. OMG!!

Gina Gao said...

great post! You have such a cute baby!

Keep it up!


froggy mommy said...

He is such a gorgeous baby! I could kiss those cheeks all day!