On the third day of Christmas, I thought I would share our #3 of the bee hive… Mr. Kaden. These photos were taken in his first Christmas season – back in 1997. He was not a year old yet and as bald as Mr. Clean. We were still trying to find a way to sleep through the night and looked a bit like deer in the headlights.
I could kick myself for all those BAD pictures back then. Digital cameras changed the world of novice photography for the better – that’s for certain. So what if you have to take 200 shots to get 12 good ones. At least you can afford to do it now. The delete function is my best friend.
I just got my hair cut that short again. It was weird seeing that photo this morning. I guess all things come back in style if you give it enough time.
And before we gave up Santa, our first little kiddo got to sit on the lap of a stranger at the mall:
I’m sorry, but Santa or no Santa, those hats are CUTE! We still have the tiny one in this picture and can’t wait to put the baby in it when he gets here. I guess I’ll have to wait until next Christmas… and he’ll be just about as big as Kaden is in these shots. What fun! I bet he’ll be about that bald, too.
Funny thing… Kaden was a really bright little baby. He could do all his animal noises and about 9-10 words by 10 months. He also didn’t put tiny things in his mouth by Christmas that year. He took a liking to a teeny-tiny wooden soldier ornament that was for one of those mini Christmas trees. He loved all things small. He carried his micro-soldier all around Nana’s house that Christmas. He was cruising really well by the time the decorations started going up… so I guess it isn’t a surprise that his first non-guided steps were to Pawpaw and Nana’s Christmas Tree.
Who can resist a pretty Christmas tree?
He still loves our tree (and all things really small and cute). He draws the most tiny detailed things you’ve ever seen. At 11, though – going on 12, he is the one who helps put up the tree now. In fact, this year, the kids put the tree up all by themselves and I just helped with lights and ornaments.
It is amazing how time flies. What a treasure all these Christmas memories and photos are. I can’t wait to see yours! Join me at the linky and start your 12 Days of Christmas photos (no rules, start and stop at any time – no pressure or stress – just enjoy blogging this holiday season)!
Don’t forget to tell me a Christmas story from your past for your chance to win a Chick-Fil-A Cow, too!