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April 9, 2011

Pictures for the Weekend: Christmas in February

Filed under: Family, Pictures for the Weekend — llcall @ 10:00 am

My wonderful Aunt Linda (my Dad’s older sister) gave Addison some absolutely adorable outfits when she was born.  In particular, she had the great foresight to find a beautiful Christmas dress in just the right size for her first Christmas.  And of course, we had the foresight to completely ignore and otherwise disregard her first Christmas (yes, foresight . . . you only have one, two, maybe three years to ruin every major holiday before your child notices).

But the dress was too adorable not to get around to, so a few weeks ago I busted out some candy-cane tights I got at a free clothes exchange and the lovely dress.  Goodness, she looked cute.  See:

But for reasons I can’t quite understand (I was a poser in utero), Addison is not too fond of posing for the camera . . . especially in lovely dresses.

The rest of the photo shoot proceeded as follows:

“Get this freaking hair bow OFF ME!!”

[Escape-leap off the couch]

“How’s this view, Mom?” [cue maniacal laugh]

“I just wanna read my books.”

“What IS this, anyway?”

“Why are there so many ruffles???”

“Get this thing off me!”

“Aaaah . . . much better.”

I just can’t figure out where this little girl gets her dress-hatred from . . . so puzzling.



  1. Max saw these adorable pictures and asked what Addison was doing and why she was in a cage?

    Comment by Emily Larkin — April 9, 2011 @ 11:56 am

    • The cage (that’s exactly what we call it) is Neal’s favorite baby gear. He likes to keep little one’s contained whenever possible. She has this strange idea that she wants to go outside, but Neal’s not having it!

      Comment by llcall — April 14, 2011 @ 2:56 am

  2. lol! You read her mind perfectly. The dress is adorable- at least you got a few good pics of her!

    Comment by Kristin — April 9, 2011 @ 8:33 pm

  3. Is the cage to protect her from falling onto the fireplace brick?

    That is a lovely Christmas dress–and Aunt Linda has wonderful taste. I like the first two photos immensely, but the others make me determined to return to the store a dreamy
    dress for Addison Sage that I have hanging in my closet. She, at least, is cheering at the thought of my refund. I have rather mixed feelings.

    Admit it! You cannot conceal your delight that your daughter conspires with you and Neal to mock society’s dress standards. She’s a chip off the ol’ block.

    Comment by Lorie Call — April 10, 2011 @ 5:42 am

    • You think that Neal wanted to protect her from the fireplace brick…but no, he really just wants to contain her permanently.

      I do find it a little comical that she seems to dislike dresses so much. But I think she looks adorable in them so I wish she would be a little more amenable to capturing her cuteness.

      Comment by llcall — April 14, 2011 @ 4:40 pm

  4. Yeah. I know where she gets it. Love the pics and the narration. 🙂

    Comment by Audrey — April 17, 2011 @ 9:33 pm

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