Thursday, November 14, 2013
[Child Style] Making my list and checking it... thrice.
This is somewhat sacrilege, to be skipping over Thanksgiving like this. Especially since it's my favorite holiday. However, with a baby who may make her arrival anytime in the next 3 weeks or so and then turn our lives upside down in a sleep deprived newborn and toddler adjustment, I feel it's best to come prepared.
Come to Christmas that is.
I've already completed about half my Christmas shopping and have the other half figured out - for the most part. I'm planning to break out the decor this weekend and have some new items to add already flagged. And lastly, I've planned our outfits. I previously mentioned, how I was hoping to use Kenley's newborn session as a dual family/holiday session. Basically, lots of adorable newborn pics, but even more sister shots, because what's one cute baby when you can have two!
I have some other outfits for the season in mind, but here are my Holiday Photo (for our Christmas Card), Christmas Morning, and Seeing Santa outfits.
I have a few things planned for Kenley for her newborn pictures, but for some of the "holiday" pictures with her big sister I was hoping to stick with an ivory, gold, and red look. I figure these outfits are neutral enough too that they could be easily framed in the house and not necessarily scream Christmas (especially we keep the tree out of the background or printed in black in white).
Best of all, the pieces can all be worn again through the winter. Can't say the same about matching tartan plaid dresses or reindeer fair isle jumpers.
Though, that'd be so flipping cute right?
Nothing like cozy plaid and red pajamas. Flannel and fleece to keep us warm along with lots of coffee (caffeine, again we'll have a newborn... she might actually meet Santa depending on her sleep schedule!), maybe some Bailey's to spike it with (it is a holiday after all), and some warm ewwiegooey cinnamon buns. I'd love to do a big breakfast of eggs, turkey bacon, pancakes and the works, but we'd probably never eat it all nor do I want focus time over the stove instead of spending time with my two girls. I'm sure we'll add in a healthy dose of leftover Christmas cookies too, why not?
I'm not sure what our plans for Seeing Santa will really be. If I just take Ashlynn before Kenley arrives or if I attempt to take them both. I think I'd rather keep a newborn out of a germ infested mall, wake her from a slumber to sit in a stranger's lap, and deal with all my post partum fun while waiting in a long line of antsy children (including my own). Yeah, I'm being really positive about the experience. This post just went from holiday cheer to holiday jeer, right? Either way, Ashlynn will be getting her picture with the Big Man in the Red Suit, and I'm hoping to use the Jason Wu for Target dress I picked up last year on double clearance in hopes it'd fit this year. Red tights, red cardigan, moccs, and a George and Jane holly headband complete her look. Cute right?
So there's that. Check. Check. Check.
Take that Santa!