Friday, December 14, 2007

Favorite Photo(s) Friday

Just a few of my favorite "Christmas" pictures (so far) this year. Lily insisted on getting this green dress a few weeks back. She calls it her "elf costume"...she will be wearing it this Sunday when we go to the "Santa Brunch" at the restaurant where I work. For those of you (all 4 of you) who have been reading my blog for the whole year it has been in existance you may remember this brunch from last year. It is a good time... kids can come with their families for a delicious brunch and pictures with Santa. The really interesting part: my husband plays Santa. So, Lily has never believed in Santa. She believes in "Santa Daddy". She won't sit on any other Santa's lap. Actually, last year she wouldn't even touch Santa Daddy with a ten foot pole. She claims that this year she is going to be Santa Daddy's helper (thus the elf costume). She is going to hand out candy canes to the kids. She has made sure that we know she will also be keeping some of them for herself. It should be interesting.


Tomorrow evening is also a big event for us. Lily will be singing Christmas carols with the kids on stage at church. I am so excited I can hardly stand it. I've seen her practice the songs and it is about the cutest thing ever. She sings so loud and does all of the hand motions with much enthusiasm. There are a couple of songs that she says she doesn't know the words to so she has decided that she will just DANCE during those...lots of spins and twirls. Oh, I hope she does this Saturday night. We will all be in hysterics! I am also prepared for the fact that she may just freeze and do NOTHING on stage. I know that I was a disappointment in that area on more than one occasion when I was younger. (running off stage in the middle of my piano recital is my mom's favorite story to tell). Anyway, that is what our weekend is looking like. Hope you all have good things lined up too.


Now, back to the pictures...the first one I've posted was from a "photo shoot" at my parent's house. This is not the photo they chose for their Christmas card, but it was my personal favorite...as you know, getting the perfect shot is not always easy when you're working with two senior citizens...oops, I mean 4 kids under the age of 8. hehe...kidding mom and dad! You know I love ya.


The second picture was AFTER the photo shoot - Lily lovin' on her papa...so sweet.



The other pictures were taken at our house. Lil was just checkin' out her favorite ornaments on the tree and telling jokes with her friend Mr. Snowman. I love the pic where it looks like he just told her a real zinger.













































Stay tuned Monday for the scoop on how everything goes down!



29 comments:

Mob said...

I love that little green dress. That is so cute that she wants to be Santa Daddy's elf. Maybe thats good about her knowing about "Santa Daddy" because then she won't be dissapointed later.
Have fun at the childrens concert tomorrow. These are truly the most special moments in your life!

TC said...

GREAT picture

Steffie B. said...

She looks darling...cutest Elf I've ever seen that's for sure! ;)

Have a great weekend! ;)
Hugs....

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Sounds like you are going to have FUN!!!!!
Lilly will do amazing on stage.. can't wait to see the pictures...
LOVE the little green "elf" dress... Lily is sooo pretty...
Have a Great Weekend..
We are taking it easy... YEAH!!!
Hugs to you girly..

The Johnson Family said...

I think she is the cutest elf I have ever seen.. I have been readin your blog through Gwen's (I am Emily's aunt) ..I love theballet slippers if i did not have boys I would have done this one both my girls dance and i love your photos of Lily at dance. Have a good day!

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

Oh your little elf is so sweet. I love the photos and PLEASE take some video of her singing and dancing her Christmas carols.

~Amy~ said...

Again...such a doll! LOVE the "elf" outfit...so adorable!

Tracy said...

Oh, I love that green dress! Lily looks adorable!

Juliette said...

I sure hope to see a video and lots of pics on Monday! Your little elf is just adorable.
Have a fantastic weekend!

Laura Nipper said...

Those are cute photos and Lily looks adorable. Love the post on the Sugar and Spice. I can so relate. One min they are sweet and the next they are having a huge meltdown. I have a mom's girl as well.

LaLa said...

Awwwwwww I love her little elf dress : ) Have a great time!

Daniella said...

She is the cutest elf I've ever seen!!!! Have soooo much fun this weekend - it's sounds like it will be awesome.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

THANK YOU , THANK YOU , THANK YOU...
I love the Christmas card...
Lily is the prettiest little girl...
Love her little outfit...
Hugs to you all..
Have a Great Weekend

Linette said...

Love the pics. I can just hear Lily laughing in the one picture by the snowman. She makes me laugh just looking at it. :) Can't wait to hear about your fun weekend!

Mommy Spice said...

The green dress is adorable!!

You never know what they'll do on stage. I'm always holding my breath. Nonetheless, they are adorable no matter what. I do hope she does twirls though. How cute would that be?!!

kerri said...

Right before my eyes this little elf gets more adorable every day.
Now about Santa Daddy, have you given him your list. ;)

mommy24treasures said...

she is perfect in green!!! I haven't seen a green one around here, HOW CUUTE! I hope she is his little elf and helps, that will be adorable.
went to cici's pizza tonite and thought of you and Lily :)

GWEN OATSVALL said...

got my card today ... love that smile ... it always warms my heart ...can't wait for the monday report ... did lil get a hair cute ... it is soooo cute ....i want to be sleeping right now, but i have two spicy girls playing in their bed ~!!~~!~

Much Ado said...

What great pictures! I especially love the one of Lily and her papa, really sweet!

redmaryjanes said...

She is SOOOO cute!

Emmie said...

wow i love all the pictutes..very cute! sounds like you guys are keeping quite busy around the holidays..

Holly said...

Oh she is so adorable. And the elf outfit is precious!

Tiffany said...

She is the cutest little elf ever!!!!!!
Can't wait to see your post about the weekend!

Mr.Brian said...

She looks so cutte in her "ELF" dress.
Hope she did good at the Christmas program.
I am helping with the program at my church.I was having a good laugh at practice watching how active some of the kids are.I always love the flasher or the one waving to grandpa and grandma.My most favorite are the ones who almost shout the words to the song.
I will enjoy reading all about it later.

Mr.Snowman/Brian.

Panda-Mom said...

She looks gorgeous in her green! Sounds like things are fun around there! ; )

Gracie said...

Precious photos! I love that green dress.....

sea star said...

I've seen a lot of cute lil' red Santa dresses, but never a green elf dress and I love it! The photos are adorable!

Beverly said...

Very Good pics.

Beverly

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