Ah! I seriously can’t get over how these photos turned out and how genuinely happy my kids look. It’s not every day I can get a real smile from them, so these are just gems that I really need to print out and hang in our home. At first, I wanted these to be our Christmas card photos, but #reallife, we got lazy, and now I feel like it’s a little too late to send out Christmas cards. Haha. These are just another reminder of how fast these littles of mine are growing, and I’m just in AWE of them. Xander was pretty much occupied the entire time to look at the camera and smile, but to even have him sit down by himself without crying was an accomplishment. So, I guess I shouldn’t complain.
This year we shopped the kids Christmas outfits from the Gymboree Holiday collection. It was so hard to choose just one outfit for the kids, there are so many adorable items to choose from, but I’m happy with the choices I made (and the kids are too!) “Mommy, this is the prettiest dress I have ever seen. Look at all the pretty sparkles” coming from the cutest, most genuine voice I have ever heard. Millie was so excited to put on her dress and “Church shoes” as she calls them. She always seems the most excited for newer fancier clothes, more so than E. I have such a hard time winning when it comes to picking things he “likes.” Who would’ve thought that a 6-year-old boy could be so high maintenance? Really though, he approved this outfit which deserves a little victory dance.
The holiday season is the best time to be A kid, and seeing the holidays through my children’s eyes is just so magical. These are the moments I want to remember for the rest of my life. My kids always tell me that the best part of Christmas is helping me bake the yummiest treats, and I love that they love that. It’s secretly my favorite as well. But if it’s one thing I always know to cherish, is dressing up in our Sunday’s best, and capturing our Holiday Cheer in the best way we know how, together. It’s always so fun going down memory lane and looking back at each year and realizing how fast our kids are growing and how our family keeps on getting bigger and bigger. Life is so good! What is one thing you cherish during the holiday season with your family?
If you are looking to shop Gymboree’s holiday collection, you can shop here.