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The Monday Snapshot – Practice Run = Success!



We will be meeting Santa again this year, but in St. Louis this time two weeks from yesterday.  Meeting Santa last year was not a great experience for Matthew.  We got cute photos of him being scared, which wasn’t exactly what we were going for.  HA!  When Matthew was Bryson’s age, we got cute photos, but he was rather stoic in them.  But man alive, they were cute!

Today, while walking the mall with my mom friends, I thought, “why not try a Santa picture with Bryson?”  He was dressed for the occasion (a darling sweater outfit because jeans don’t fit his little legs) and was in a good mood.  So I got in line (there was no line) at 9:56, waiting for them to let us in.  He did great.  He was so cute and had a great time – and yes – his outfit was pretty perfect!

Of course I bought all the digitals (say it with me, “of course you did!”) and a 5X7 that I’ve already shown Matthew, asking him if he wants to meet Santa too.  He says no.  😉  We’ll see in a couple of weeks.  I’ll keep using that photo as bait, and the Santa-dressed sock monkey Bryson picked out for him while we paid for the photos.

Our photos next week better work out – we all (and I mean, we ALL, including B) have matching sweater outfits for Breakfast with Santa!  I have officially turned into my mother (sigh).


Author: Courtney

Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do. I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!

12 thoughts on “The Monday Snapshot – Practice Run = Success!

  1. Love his little knitted outfit! He looks very comfortable!

  2. He is adorable! I’ve never done a pic of Stella with Santa, might have to search that out this year. 🙂

  3. Adorable! And he doesn’t even look scared at all! 🙂

  4. What a gorgeous boy!! Don’t you love when the stars align and you get a perfect picture like this? I need to start telling myself now to not get my hopes up for good Santa pics this year so I’m not disappointed in the end. Good thinking with a test run. I would do it too if I happened to walk by in the mall, and had a well-dressed boy like Bryson!

    • Yes, I do love when those stars align! Sort of like our quick family photo at the apple orchard that you took – never expected it to be good (although Matthew looks pretty serious in it, but whatever!). So I think I’m going to take both boys to the mall next week for a picture with Santa, with them in their matching jammies. I’m not sure yet though. That may be pushing it. 😉

  5. Oh my goodness, what cute pictures! I can’t stand the cuteness!

    And I really can’t wait to see the matching sweater pics. LOL

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