6/20/11

3 Month Pics and Father's Day Gift

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...

Anyways,

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 :-)

33 comments:

Emily said...

So stinking cute! I just love his little hats :-) We just found out that we're having a boy in November, so I'm using your blog for some inspiration :-)

Emily said...

I love the pictures!!! ESP the ones of you and him!! You look beautiful and Eli is precious!!!! Let's hangs out soon!! We may be in your area next week for a couple days!!!!

Love Being A Nonny said...

Oh My Word! What a great gift! LOVE the picture of the two of you together! He is adorable....and so are you!

Classy Fab Sarah said...

Holy crap, you guys are GORGEOUS!!! I can't even get over these pics. I would definitely be looking at them 5000 times too (except it's more creepy if I'm doing it than if you are doing it).

AMAZING gift!

Kirsten said...

Those turned out amazing! What a great idea! :)

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carrie1 said...

What a great gift! And all the pictures turned out wonderful.

Carrie said...

LOL you didn't include Luke in the family photo that's funny! You two look great though. Picture three of Eli is PERFECT! I LOVE that outfit!

Ashley said...

oh my gosh, these are amazing pictures!! I love when you find a great photographer! As for the canvas, I vote for the first one here of just Eli, his expression is so adorable!

Jess said...

Too precious!!!

I love the top of the set of pics.... the one of him in the hat. His little eyes are shining and he looks like he has such a little personality.

Lauren said...

I love the pics! All of them! The ones of him in the chair are just too cute...

A Nerd and A Free Spirit said...

OMG. Those pics are ADORABLE. The hat and the gorgeous blue chair - wow. I'm sure Luke loved the gifts and will be so proud to display his pic! (-:

~Kathryn

Brittany said...

Beautiful pictures! Eli is just a doll. I just love the hats!!

Lauren said...

Seriously beautiful, Megan. Just beautiful!!!!

mrs.mfc said...

I can't stop looking at these pictures!!!! Megan, they are absolutely stunning!! You look amazing and your little guy is just perfect!

Casa Cannon said...

the pics are soooo good Megan!!! You look great and that is one cute little guy!!

Sweet Simplicity said...

These pictures are SO good! You look amazing and Eli couldn't be cuter!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

These pictures are precious! You look incredible and he's a doll!! I think he looks a lot like you :)

I love a sentimental gift on Father's Day. I don't do typical "gifts" on this day, but always something she made or something. I figure you can't go wrong with that..

Melissa said...

SOOO cute!!! Pictures always make perfect gifts!

Jaclyn said...

he is such a handsome boy! I am loving those hats!!!

Alex and Jill said...

I just love these!! Perfect gift.

Carolyn said...

These pics are ADORABLE!!! :)

Savannah said...

Oh.my.gosh. Those pics are absolutely adorable!

Waiting for Bulgaria said...

Adorable pics. . . and my husband would make the same kind of pathetic comments about not being included ;)

Tami said...

Oh my goodness- the hats are just TOO cute! I love all of the pics- he's such a handsome little guy!

Madison said...

Precious pictures!

Katie @ Modern-Day Family said...

A great Father's Day gift! I LOVE the pictures. they are great and little Eli is just PRECIOUS! Who took them?

California Wife said...

What a beautiful pictures of you and Eli! The adorable hats and that turquoise chair are the perfect additions... I don't know how you'll ever choose which ones to order!

Rach@In His Hands said...

Gorgeous mama. Adorable-kissable-sweet baby. Beautiful photos, Megan!

Emily (The Culinary Couple) said...

Eli is such a handsome little man! You look great, too. And now I need to consider how often I plan to get photos taken of our little Peanut. They grow up so fast!

Kristen said...

ah, i love his little hats! so precious!!

5th Belle Avenue said...

AAAHHHH he is GORGEOUS! SO precious! Where is his little outfit from? He is such a little man. :)

The Pink Owl said...

Your pictures are amazing!! You look beautiful and Eli is one of the cutest babies ever!!

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