December 23, 2013

Santa is Coming to Town

I love, love, love Christmas! Having little ones only makes me love it more because I want to make special memories and traditions that they will remember forever. One thing I do not do is brave the mall and wait in line to see and pay for the Santa they have there. Our church has a breakfast with Santa and, so far, I have been able to get a great shot of the kids with him. We also have a fun city activity where the fire department hosts a Santa and drives around neighborhoods visiting kids. If you drop labeled gifts off at the fire department ahead of time, Santa will bring your child a gift too. 

The following pictures are with the church Santa and the fire truck Santa. Merry Christmas!!

December 10, 2013

Xmas Shoot

Since Stella will be 6 months on December 19th, I decided to do a photo shoot for the Christmas card. Last year I just made the card, but I wanted to get a nice one of all of us.  Even though Noah wined through the whole thing and Stella can't sit up by herself, and I was threatening and bribing my son to behave and smile, we still got some great, frame-worthy pics. Enjoy the sample ones below. @appletreephoyograpy by Sarah Sidor

December 6, 2013

Someone is Thankful

I stopped at Dunkin Donuts to get a muffin on my way to work because we have no food. We desperately need to go grocery shopping. I pull in to the drive through and there is a wild turkey just standing in line. My city has moderate traffic and mostly businesses off the main road. It's not like I live in farm country. I was surprised to see this massive bird just standing there. The other cars must have been equally amused because I wasn't the only one taking pictures. Looks like he should be pretty thankful he survived another Thannksgiving.

December 2, 2013

Fave Time of the Year

I heart the Christmas season. I have dozens of happy, fond memories from my childhood and now that I have children it's so much fun to relive and create new memories for my kids. The day after Thanksgiving we set up our tree and put up decorations. It's so wild that this time last year we were announcing we were pregnant with Stella and now here we are!! 

BTW: bungee cords are great child restraints ( hehe)