Princess Gets her Groove on!

My hubby just sent this funny clip that his mom made.  Check out Princess getting her grove on with cousin Kev!

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Christmas 2012

Christmas day came and went so quickly. From the moment she woke up, all Princess wanted to do was open presents. It was so fun watching her rip open gifts. There were so many it became difficult to keep count after a while. We spent the bulk of the day playing with toys and reading books, before heading to Grandma’s house.

 Even though she refuse to open Santa gifts in the beginning, she later had a change of heart. Judging by the look on her face, I can tell she had a great time.

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What if Your Tot is Scared of Santa?

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I don’t agree with the whole Santa thing.  But sometimes, you gotta be a team player and play along.  I’ve heard smart remarks regarding my lack of jumping for joy when the fat guy comes around the hood, or if I ask a question about him.  But what do ya expect?  I wasn’t brought up that way.  I may not be up on the rules and such.  It doesn’t make either of us right or wrong, good or bad.  We just have different opinions.  I think that it’s important to respect other peoples belief and traditions.

However despite my anti- Santa thoughts, I’m willing to be a good sport.  I want my daughter to enjoy the holidays.  So if that means having her sit with good ‘ol jolly Saint Nick, then I’m in.

When Princess’s teacher informed me that Santa was visiting her class, I thought-”perfect.”  We missed taking Santa pics these past couple of weeks because she had been feeling a little under the weather.  This would make up for it!  Miss Katherine even offered to take pics, and so did Princess’s best friend’s mom.

Check it out their reaction!

Apparently, they were both too scared to go near him.  I’m not sure if she’s with this whole Santa thing either.  I hope I’m not rubbing off on her.  I asked Princess if she’d like to visit Santa again and sit in his lap for a pic.  She said, “no.”  I won’t force her to make a choice.  We’ll try this again one more time this weekend and see what happens.  If she says no, then this whole Santa thing is a wrap.

P.S. If that’s the case, I’ll make sure she doesn’t ruin it for the other kids.

Is your kid scared of Santa?

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Tips for Taking Great Holiday Pics

Some people elect to have professional pics taken for the holidays. However, I’d rather save a few bucks by taking my own. Princess and I had fun snapping photos for our holiday card this past weekend.

We’re cutting it pretty close this year. I’m hoping to get these babies out in time for Christmas. Our Christmas tree became the perfect backdrop for our holiday card. I was able to chose from a bunch of different designs and came up with this one. It’s not too late to make your own! Here are some cool tips to help you get the best pics:

1. Keep it simple. It’s important to not have a busy or distracting background. Our Christmas tree was the perfect backdrop.

2. Don’t force it. I fell behind on making up Christmas cards because Princess wasn’t feeling well. She wasn’t up to smiling for the camera, so I didn’t push the issue. If your kiddo is not up to posing, postpone your photo shoot. You’d get better pics with a happy child.

3. Make it fun! We played games, sang songs, and made faces. I didn’t want this to be a chore for her. You can get your child to take cool pics when you incorporate the things they love.

4. The closer the better. Don’t let your little one get lost in the background. Photos that are eye level and close up make the best cards.

5. Keep it short. No kid wants to be posing in front of the camera for hours. Princess and I were done with our shoot in less than a half hour.

Once your done with your photo shoot, choose your favs, and order away! I love to order online. But if you’re pressed for time, you can hit up your local drug store and make your purchase.

Have you sent out your holiday cards yet?

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