This post should probably have been a Flashback Friday, but since there's only one more Friday between now and Christmas and I already have a different series of flashback photos planned for that day, I'm going to throw these photo ornament flashback photos up here today. It's a lovely walk down memory lane for me.
The kids' photo ornaments start in 2008, when Will was two years old, as that was the first year we had him/them enrolled in a daycare/preschool during the holidays. Unfortunately we don't have any photo ornaments from 2010; we were moving and the kids were "school-less" during the month of December.
|This photo is blurry because the photo in the frame |
is blurry, and the frame is a piece of junk - completely tarnished
and scratched. I keep it anyway though, as the photo is of
Tom and me on our first Christmas as a married couple.
|Will, two years old in 2008. (The ornament is a snowman.)|
|Will, three years old in 2009. (The ornament is a Christmas tree, |
and his face is in the gift box under the tree.)
|Hallie, eight months old in 2009. (The ornament|
is a reindeer. A confused reindeer.)
|Will, five years old in 2011. (The ornament |
is a Christmas tree.)
|Hallie, two-and-a-half years old in 2011. |
(The ornament is an elf. An uncomfortable elf.)
In 2006 - the year Will was born - I started a tradition of giving Tom and Will (and then Hallie too) a new ornament when we decorated our Christmas tree. My goal is always to capture in the ornament the character, experience, or activity that captured their hearts that year. Here are a few of my favorites.
|As a three-year-old, Will was obsessed with pirates.|
(Here and here.)
|In 2011 - our first full year in Texas - pepper-loving |
Tom received this Christmas tree made
of hot peppers and wearing a cowboy hat.
|In 2011 and after our trip to Disney World, Hallie |
couldn't get enough Minnie Mouse. (Here.)
|This year, my little Tink received her own Tinkerbell ornament.|
|This year I FINALLY found Tom a disc golf ornament.|
|And this year, Will loves him some Tom & Jerry.|
I'm not complaining. At all. I love that Tom scrambles at the last minute to find something I'll like. But I'm going to just put it out there now - in 2013 I want a Twilight Christmas ornament for my tree.