Friday, December 23, 2011

Tradition: Year 4

Tonight I forced Zoey to put her hair in ponytails.
Even though she hated it, said it itched and made her look like a baby, I parted her hair in the middle and pulled the two divided sections into elastic bands.
Two minutes! I said, and then we can take it out.
2008 (not pictured: 2009)
It's tradition, I told her, and then explained what that meant.
So when I'm a teenager you'll do this? she asked, when I am a grown up? When you are dead and a skeleton, you'll make me wear my hair in ponytails for a picture in front of the Christmas tree?

Yes, I said. Yes, yes and yes.
(Although I'm still undecided if Ozzy's hair will also be in ponytails for this pic once he gets hair.)

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.



anita said...

i love this.
merry christmas lovely susannah!!

Erin said...

I LOVE this tradition of yours. Merry Christmas! Love you guys!



wonderchris said...

So wonderful!

The Steel Magnolia said...

Adorable! I've been taking a picture of my children in front of the tree every year, too, but this is waaayy more cute. I will borrow this idea, thank you very much!

brandelion said...

I stumbled on your blog in the oddest search for a pic of that mucinex ad with the giant green mucus creature/people

which brought up a GREAT pic of a child dressed like Alex DeLarge (from a clockwork orange) ...I wanted to 'pin' the I wound up at your blog and I just wanted to say you made me :/
to use actual's funneh!
wait...ahh..whatever :)
thanks for the laughs!

Dad said...

Ozzy's neck is already bigger than Zoey's neck

sweetbittertart said...

I love these so much. That first one kind of does me in. So cute. And it's so great that this year there is a new little head in the photo. You guys are going to cherish these as the years go on. These especially get to me since I sent my baby to college this year *sniff*. :*)