Friday, November 27, 2009

I think I'm hearing some jingle bells !

With less than a month (say wha...?) till Christmas, it was time to get into the spirit of the season. We had another day off of school today so we hit the shopping mall (no Black Friday here but no great deals either) to grab a few snaps of the kiddies.
The only reason I couldn't shoot the top of the tree was because I refused to actually get on my belly to snap it. A deep knee bend was all I could muster ( public anyway).

It was quite a challenge to get them even in the same shot - let alone looking in the same direction. The area was almost deserted so Milana was like a wild child - she couldn't believe how much freedom she had to run with complete abandon. And she held very little regard for her Mother's pleadings to sit and look pretty (please). No, she was having none of that.

I managed to get a few.

(click on any picture to enlarge)

It's such a beautiful shopping center and one of the things I love best is the parking. You know, normally you park in another state/province and then walk to the mall. Well, I'm thrilled to say in front of almost every entrance there are about 10 handicap spots and about 10....wait for it.......spots for parents and children with strollers. Oh, hallelujah....what could be better than that?

We're just so civilized here, eh?

I dragged a chair over for these shots. (No, not from my home.)

hey, where y'a goin little one?

Home.......I got my coffee. We're done!

Can't wait to see all the Christmas cheer coming up in Bloggyland !


M3 said...

Oh man, I am in LOVE with those outfits, from head to toe!!

Gorgeous Christmas cheer.

3D said...

Love the sparkly smiles (and over the chair, leg throws)!

Can not wait to cruise that mall with ya!

Keep smilin!

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

Great photos! Shoot, I forgot the name of that place you went! It's the one with many floors up? That have offices on top and the subway below. Shoot! Nine years and I forget. :( Place something I think. Anyway, it looks great too. :)

mumma to many said...

Great shots!
Love the card I might have to do something similar too!
Hugs Ruth in NZ

Buckeroomama said...

I love it that you got both in matching outfits!! Why am I not surprised? ;p

Felicia said...

These are great Christmas shots. I hope you had a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving :)

Our family said...

Ohhhhh! You really are one lucky Mommy!!!!! What a treasure that you are all together this year!

Leslie said...

These are sooo CUTE!!!!!!!!!!

Wanda said...


Hey, I got everything from Old Navy. Milana's shoes from a dear friend, Dahlia's shoes from China (I bought 2 pair in different sizes and would have bought 5 if they had had them.

Can you tell I love silver?


Donna said...

FUN! I totally love the one where Milana has her foot up in the air! As parents, we want the perfectly posed photo that we can convert to a portrait and hang over our fireplace but those goofy ones really show the true personality of our kids and make us smile later when we look back through the photo albums!

Love the matchy outfits too! Where the heck do you find all this silver/gray stuff????

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Lori said...

Oh good heavens these girls are too cute! The silver outfits next to the tree with all that gorgeous dark hair...what a Christmas card you will have this year. Blessings!


Indiana Lori

Dita said...

I just LOVE the way you dress these two princesses, Wanda! What little angels they are....even when they don't cooperate.

Great mall to take pictures at. Sure makes decorating easy for YOU, doesn't it. I was thinking of doing the same.

Gotta love the spots for parents with strollers!!

Julie said...

Fantastic pictures! I love their little matchy outfits! I am trying to place the location ... is it Place des Arts?

Lisa said...

Stunning! What a fun and pretty day you all had! AND no crowds?? Blessed be! :)

The tree was gorgeous, but honestly the 2 little girls are what really set it off for me! :) So pretty!

Fa la la la la la la la la.....yippee!!

Alyson & Ford said...

Beautiful girls! You are ahead of me... no Christmas posing yet!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Oh my word.....they look so beautiful:) Love the matching outfits!!

It looks like they had a great time....... I cannot wait to take Sarah!! Hoping we have bettr luck than last year. She was scared silly!!

It is good to be back....I have missed you my friend:)



Hannah said...

I love their outfits! So cute! I am trying to catch up...I am so far behind.

Pineapple Princess said...

They are totally and completely gorgeous! You dress them like princesses. I love it!! :)

Mahmee said...

Parking for parents with children?!...near the door?! Wha?! That is a holiday gift in and of itself. Nice. That mall looks lovely but, not as lovely as those gorgeous little sweetums of yours. Happy Holidays.

June said...

Hi Wanda,
I love the polka dot coat that Milana is wearing. and you found the silver outfits at Old Navy!?! I will have to check our local store. Your girls (i.e. you) have wicked style!!Love the Christmas spirit at the mall photos!
We are having breakfast with Santa this Sunday, at M's school. It's held in the cafeteria/gym. so the lighting is quite awful, but will attempt to capture the moment.

also love the pink sofa or daybed in the birthday pix. Happy 2nd Bday to Milana!