On Friday my mom and I took the boys to see Santa. I wasn't sure how Miller was going to act because up until just a few weeks ago he hasn't had much stranger anxiety. He was very excited and loved seeing all the little kids until it was our turn. Once he realized it was his turn to sit on the big man's lap he lost it. He was crying much harder than the photo below but I told him if he just sat one more minute and tried to smile he could have a cookie. He pulled it together a little better after that. I felt sort of bad but it was sort of hysterical too.
As I mentioned last week we had family photos taken the first week of December. I decided to do these very last minute after Matthew was born because I had no idea what to do about a Christmas card and I wanted some individuals of him as a newborn. We used Lauren Gaynor Photography and I'm so happy with her work. Her prices were so reasonable and she had the proofs to me later that night since she knew I wanted to use them for Christmas cards! Since Matthew was a newborn and temperatures were freezing we decided to do the photos inside our house. Getting a 17 month old to sit still for a photo is pretty much impossible but I think Lauren did a great job and I love all the shots!