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Dottie is 8 months old! (plus, McG Munchkins Christmas Card)

Dottie is 8 months old, and all decked out for Christmas! The last month has been a big one for her… finally becoming full mobile as she crawls everywhere, and getting two shiny white teeth! We know she’s not really going to understand all the hoopla around Christmas, but man, I’m still so excited for her to open presents. It’s going to be a fun morning for all four of us!

The tutu she’s wearing for her 8 month pictures was a gift from some of our favorite repeat clients, Kevin & Nicole Berg. Thanks guys… she loved all the sequins! 🙂

The chair was a junk store find, that Mack painted and recovered for me. A pretty new prop!

Here are a few of my favorites… it’s hard no to post a lot when this sweet baby loooooves the camera!

That look says, “see how pretty I am?”

“Hi Dad!”

This is about the time we gained an audience! There was a really young girl out taking some point&shoot portraits of a little family at the same location, and they came to watch us all jump around like monkeys so Dorothy would laugh. I bet we were pretty silly looking!

You should see my “outtakes”… the many faces of Dottie.

So big standing up!

We changed Dot’s clothes real quick so that we could do an “official” Christmas picture of the kids. We had grand ideas of getting this done sooner so we could send out Christmas cards to everyone on our list… but yeah, that didn’t happen. Next year! This year, we just printed out a few here in the office to give to grandparents and such. Before the real thing, there are a few that didn’t end up being the front of the card, but are still pretty cute…

Dottie had a miniature meltdown… but a quick hug from brother fixed her right up! She loves him so much.

And finally, the official McG Christmas card. If you’re offended that we didn’t send you one, feel free to print this out, stick it in your mailbox, and pretend we did. 🙂

Aren’t my children just gorgeous? 🙂

Merry Christmas, my lovelies. You guys have made helped make this Christmas season one of the best ever!

  1. bobbileigh

    December 22nd, 2010 at 6:57 am

    I never thought I would look forward to pictures of kids as much as I do with Jack and Dot! The waving to daddy and the hug from Jack made my heart melt as much as some wedding pics.

  2. Stephanie Moore Hager

    December 22nd, 2010 at 7:43 am

    Well, obviously you don’t need me to say how adorable these pictures are but I must say the one where they are hugging is simply a tear jerker!

  3. Amanda Johnson

    December 22nd, 2010 at 7:56 am

    Absolutely adorable. Oh, and I LOVE that chair.

  4. Christian F.

    December 22nd, 2010 at 8:03 am

    WOW! I can not believe that it has been 8 months already! Your children are ABSOLUTELY beautiful! Seriously, Chels and Mack thank you SO much for posting this 🙂 I love them all!

  5. stephanie

    December 22nd, 2010 at 8:03 am

    In answer to your question: yes, very!

  6. Amyjo

    December 22nd, 2010 at 8:13 am

    Adorable!

  7. The Nan

    December 22nd, 2010 at 8:42 am

    So beautiful! What gorgeous grandkids I am blessed to have! Chelsea, you creative eye continues to amaze me. Love you!

  8. betsy

    December 22nd, 2010 at 8:54 am

    bahahah. the xmas card is just too cute.

  9. annie

    December 22nd, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Just precious! Love all of them! Such beautiful babies!

  10. Ambo

    December 22nd, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Oh I love love love it!!! So glad that big ol bow came in handy : ) You guys seriously have the most beautiful children and I love em and you guys both so much. Hope Christmas is one for the books at the McGowan house!

  11. Misty

    December 22nd, 2010 at 9:11 am

    SO.MUCH.CUTENESS!!!!!!!! Dottie is just enchanting, I’ll never tire at pics of your little beauty! And Jack is so handsome, and such a good big brother! Wonderful, thanks for sharing!!!

  12. Amber

    December 22nd, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Oh my gosh, the one of them hugging had me tearing up a bit. What a great brother! They are so precious! You must feel like the luckiest mom on the world!

  13. Tiffany L.

    December 22nd, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Dude, that bow is ridiculous.

  14. Natalie

    December 22nd, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Such beautiful children! Have a great Christmas!

  15. Kevin

    December 22nd, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Sooo cute! The hug pic is fantastic and Jack’s boots are cool!

  16. Nicole

    December 22nd, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Too cute! Love the Christmas card pic!!!

  17. Courtney

    December 22nd, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    These just gave me the wonderfullies 🙂 You have the cutest kids ever!

  18. Liesa

    December 22nd, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Ohh my word, Chelsea! I’m absolutely floored! Everything about alllll of the pictures was so pretty! Your babies, the chair, the outfits, the props! I’m really stunned! Jack looks like such a stud in that tie and cowboy boots. 🙂 Dottie, of course is precious. Love love love. This brightened my day.

  19. angie stanley

    December 23rd, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Love all of them, but the one with Jack hugging Dot made me cry. So precious

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