I have to admit something. I am awful at gift giving.
I once heard somebody talking about how gift giving is a skill. Either you have the skill or you don't.
And I don't.
I try my hardest to think of the perfect gift for the special people in my life. And usually I end up over thinking over thinking over thinking and then the special day gets here when this special person needs a special gift and I have nothing.
It is awful and true.
However, now that I'm writing it all out, the problem might not be the lack of skill in gift giving but rather the over thinking and stressing.....hm...
With all the over thinking and over thinking I do, you can only imagine how stressed I was adding ANOTHER person to the list of people I need to buy for on father's day.
And not only is it another person, but it's one of the hardest people EVER to shop for. The only thing he REALLY wants is a new guitar and I don't have several thousand dollars sitting around so he won't be getting one of those anytime soon.
I thought and thought about it and I couldn't come up with something that I felt would be the perfect gift for his first father's day. I had some major anxiety going on.
And to add to the stress of trying to find the perfect father's day gift I was also stressing about whether or not I should do 3 month pics for Eli.
Side note, I'm beginning to realize I add a lot of unnecessary stress to my life. Imagine that.
Well I finally decided to go ahead with 3 month pics. And then a couple of days before the pics I had a brilliant idea. Why not take a couple of pics of Eli and I together to give Luke for his father's day gift.
GENIUS, if I do say so myself.
So last week very early one morning before it got too hot, Eli and I met a photographer at a park and took some pics.
I didn't get them printed out before Father's day but it actually worked out better because I let Luke choose what pictures he wanted to put on his desk.
After making several pitiful comments about how he wasn't included in "family" pictures he chose these two pictures:
I'm excited to get them printed and framed for him.
I was beyond pleased with how the pictures turned out and I'm SO glad I decided to do 3 month pictures. Eli has changed leaps and bounds from his newborn pics that we took at just 4 days old. These pictures are so special to me. Our photographer was amazing and I will definitely use her again!!
Here are some of our favorite pictures:
I have looked at these pictures no less than 5,000 and I will probably look at them some more. I plan on getting a canvas made of one of the pics so I need to figure out which one. Well maybe I need to get several canvases made :-)