Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas portrait....ugh!!

Today is Bella's last day of school before vacation, as well as her school Christmas party. So naturally she's wearing a party dress!! And naturally, Mommy has to take pictures of her!! That's right, taking pictures first thing in the morning. When we're barely awake. And we're NOT morning people!!! You do the math...
Too tired to stand up straight!
Scrunchy face!
OPEN YOUR EYES!
Oh yay! A pretty shot!!!
Eyes are closing again...
Smile Bella!
Getting fidgety hands again...
Her devilish gleam!!!!
Always a classic, right?
*sigh* Never mind - we're done!
Her teacher's presents....that I remembered to make at 9pm last night!
These little purses have cocoa packets in them!!
So cute!
These little decorated tins have Christmas hard candies inside. Not too bad considering I nearly forgot, right? They didn't get cards though - oh well.

Speaking of which, I have been in maximum overdrive making my cards to send out and most will go out tomorrow, with the remainder going out on Monday. Yeah, I'm cutting it close but it is what it is, ya know?? THEN...I have presents still to craft. Fun times....

20 comments:

Mighty M said...

Bella looks adorable! And the teacher gifts you made are amazing!! Happy Friday!

Annie said...

awww, Bella is such a cutie!!!
Good job on those gifts!

Amarie said...

What a beautiful dress!

Kristina P. said...

She looks so darling!

Rachel said...

Love her Christmas dress! Those little packet purses are adorable! I bet her teachers LOVE them! You rock!

Kristin said...

Being sleepy didn't stop her from looking adorable! The dress and bows are fabulous! And those gifts rock. Way to go mama!

Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...

oh good grief. It took me reading your blog to remember that I forgot to send in my son's gift for his teacher yesterday. Gah!

Bella is a dorable, btw.

Christina said...

LOL mommy YES I WANT MY PICTURE TAKEN...run get the camera...BUT I AM TOO TIRED! LOL been there done that. Love that you waited till the last min doesn't make me feel so badI did as well.

Deanna said...

Tis the season. I feel your stress. Bella is precious no matter what!

Deanna said...

Oh and teacher is very lucky to be receiving those gifts!

Mimi said...

The Bellarina is beautiful like her mommy!

Vickie said...

Poor Bella is pooped! She still looks darling!

Good job on the purses and tin cans!

I waited til the last minute on my cards too. I still have to do four more and then I am hoping I am done:)

Allyson said...

Bella looks so cute in her festive red velvet (which is my FAVORITE fabric for the season) and her hairbows! I bet after all the sugar at school she didn't come home with eyes half-closed! :-D

Have fun crafting. I'm nearly finished with a massive scrapbooking project and now must start the next one. All the while trying to keep the jewelry business running. And these bloggy bakers want to inspire me to make cookies. Well, fa-la-la-la, tis the season!

LadyStyx said...

Im liking that one marblized ornament off to the left in some of those pictures. Store bought or handmade?

Christine said...

Bella looks so pretty in her Christmas dress! Even the one w/her funny face...precious!
I love the little tins...really cute!

AliceKay said...

Bella looks very nice in her party dress. I remember "morning" pics of my kids. LOL

What great teacher gifts. You do wonderful work with your cards and crafts.

Yaya said...

Hey-I do that scrunchy face thing too!

Heatherlyn said...

You did get one good picture! I think your teacher gifts are super cute. It's ironic that they don't have cards to go with them! Good luck getting everything done!!

Grand Pooba said...

Oh my gosh I love it when her eyes are half open, that would so be me in the morning too!

What a darling!

lemonologie said...

Bella's so cute!

Those presents are fabulous! Great job!