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.