Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Santa baby.





I couldn't help myself. I hung the stockings up and whenever I looked at them on the mantel I would think how cute Crew would look inside one of them. So I took one down and tried him in it. He fit part way, but didn't like the feeling of being in a straight-jacket and I wasn't about to torture him just for my own viewing pleasure/photo obsession.
We compromised.
Crew was happy to lay still with the stocking draped over his legs and body. He was happier still when I put it on his head like a Santa hat- as you see here in the first 3 photos.I thought it was funny- so did he. Those big eyes of his? He gets them everytime I take a picture. My camera is so big he thinks I disappear and that's how we end up with the surprised/questioning look on his face in most cases. I happen to think big eyes are pretty cute though, and admit they are even cuter in real life.
I'm still feeling so blessed- so grateful- that God sent Crew into our lives. I never dreamed that this Christmas my stocking and heart would be so full. I'm treasuring every smile and the time I spend cuddling my little Santa baby. The Christmas cards might just have to wait. =)

25 comments:

Q's NEWS said...

OK, I couldn't help myself - I am usually a "lurker" but I just HAD to post a comment on how incredibly cute those picture are! You need to enter them in a contest somewhere - they would certainly win.

I thoroughly enjoy your blog entries and the fact that you are so real and honest. Here's wishing you and your whole family your best holiday season ever!!!

Jess and Krissy said...

If that is not the cutest baby I have ever seen, I don't know who is!!!

Sara said...

He has the funniest expressions! They just crack me up every time! One of my boys did that when they were little. He would laugh and smile and as soon as the camera was at my face his smile melted and he just stared....

Vicky said...

I am still thinking he looks like Chip :) Those eyes! And they are so expressive. Thank you for sharing him with us! I wouldn't have been able to resist putting him in the Christmas stocking either!

Blessings to you rsweet family

Janet said...

Absolutely adorable! Makes me wish we had a little person in our home! I'll have to wait until I become a Grandma ... ... there's time for that though! LOL!

erin said...

my younger brother was born on dec 20th, and he was brought home in an xmas stocking. my mom still hangs it every year, and puts treats inside.
he is beautiful, jody.

Anonymous said...

Crew is so so beautiful. Quite yummy.

I enjoyed looking at the photos - past and present. What a journey.

Love to you all,

Jane

Anonymous said...

the pic of crew in the christmas stocking is so adorable i can't stand it!
rose

jsprik said...

now those are some cute pictures!! he is so adorable. he does have big eyes doesn't he?? so cute! i love the "where did mom go??" look!! praying extra for you the next few weeks!! be blessed!!

Jennifer said...

adorable!!!

N, Kelly, D, E and Zoe said...

I adore that picture of Crew in the stocking. So precious!

Belinda said...

He is a precious little boy. I always loved having a baby boy at Christmas time. I also loved your pajama pictures. You have an amazing family.

Lisa D :) said...

I too am usually a lurker, but couldn't resist commenting on these adorable photos of Crew! So cute!
Thanks for the email Jodi, you are such an inspiration to so many, myself included. SO glad you're enjoying the Christmas season.

Julie said...

Awesome idea with the stocking! I think our 11 month old is a tad too big and wiggly these days. Fun to pose them when they can't escape! ;)

Nieman Family said...

Those are some of the mist precious pictures I have seen.

Anonymous said...

Love the pictures. My bday is Dec 13 and my mom brought me home from the hospital in a Christmas stocking (many, many moons ago)! When I had my son on Dec 8, I tried to put him in a stocking but he was too big (9lb 8oz) so I have a picture of him laying under a Christmas tree with only the lights on the tree and the red tree skirt around the tree. It is still my favorite picture. I love your pictures - espically the second one!
Eileen

Susan said...

Crew is so adorable. Love his big eyes!!!

My Mom put me in a Christmas stocking when I was born December 11, 19.... :) So I felt the need to carry on the tradition when my daughter was born on Dec 18, 2006. Your pictures are so cute and so special. Thanks for sharing and bringing back great memories.

Much love from NJ,
Suz

Nuts in a Tree said...

Such cute and adorably funny pics of little Santa Baby. God bless you all this Christmas! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

HOW PRECIOUS!! My heart just melted! SOOO CUTE

ENJOY every minute-I know you are :)

Merry Christmas-God Bless Amy

Roxanne said...

He is a cute baby boy!! Hard to imagine more cuteness in person! It's a blessing to hear you share the "goodness" of your life. God is amazing!!! Thanks for your inspiration. Merry Christmas!

Auntie Melissa said...

LOL! That is just so adorable!!!!

Only a week to go til your big trip to Minnesota!! :)

All moments remembered said...

Ohhhh my he is darling! I love those eyes!!

mimi said...

I think his big eyes are simply gorgeous. I also think he looks like his daddy. Merry Christmas to you and all of yours from Alabama.

Linda Beeson said...

What a cutie of a Santa! LOVE taking pics of babies during this time of the year. I so remember putting my new son in his sisters stocking a whole ton of years ago. Fun stuff

Jo said...

oh my oh my...that child is sooooooo gorgeous...and in a few weeks I get to hold him!!!!!! waahahahaha