Sunday, December 26, 2010

christmas 2010

It's pretty safe to say that December was crazy. With sickies going around and 2 crazy kids and making gifts, etc...it flew to Christmas day with me wondering where it all went. So here are LOTS of snapshots to share with you:
A and K right before we were leaving to go see Santa.K wasn't too sure of Santa, but after about 30 seconds, he calmed down and listened to A tell Santa the deal.
A few pictures from A's school holiday party. K sat right at the table with the big kids and they loved on him so much!
We made this totally cute gumdrop wreath. We of course ate lots of gumdrops while making it and even K got some. After it was hanging on Aislynn's door to her room...he would go and point to it and say "mmm mmm."
A pretending to be the Sugar Plum Fairy from the Nutcracker.
I got this foam gingerbread kit for us to make. The real gingerbread house was SOOOOO much easier to put together, lol!
"Helping" me bake some goodies:)
I tried lots of new recipes this year and there were some real winners. The best ones were the molasses spice cookies and the peppermint brownies.
*Trying* to get a picture of the kids in their jammies, but K would only stay on the sofa with Daddy on it.
Taking a ride to look at Christmas lights after baths one night.
K was flipping through this book and when he saw Santa he said "po po po." Eventually he got it right a few days later and said "ho ho ho" anytime he saw a Santa or a Santa hat.
Just a cute picture of "Farmer Kieran." He gets called that anytime he is wearing his overalls.
Baking Santa his cookies. We used this sugar cookie recipe. The third year of trying a new one and I am still on the hunt for my favorite one. This was by far the best one though.
You can see the remnants of one of Santa's cookies here. Oh and hello cuteness....gosh he is so stinkin' cute:)
Just a shot of our house with the lights...love that you can see our tree through the window:)
Christmas Eve...Grandma and Aislynn.
Brynne and me.
Add in a little boy who WILL NOT give up his empty wrapping paper roll.
This picture totally cracks me up:)
The girls.
Our little family:)
We had an insane amount of treats to eat after dinner.
A putting out the goods. We had to put out 9 carrots for the reindeer and they had to be big carrots because, you know...the reindeer don't eat baby ones;)
Looks like the big man came and dropped off the mother load.
I thought A would wake up so early because she was soooooo excited, but she ended getting up around 7:15. She was so happy to see that Santa had come and she had to go get "Mama Pony" (what Santa brought her last year) and show her that Santa brought her 2 kids, lol.
Kieran isn't quite at the run and see what Santa brought me stage yet. He is however at the stage where he hovers around the empty cookie plate and eats the crumbs:) Then he does what he always does lately and takes off just one sock?
Then begins to play with the trains Santa brought him. It was cute...Aislynn opened up his presents for him because while everyone opened gifts, he just sat and pushed his trains around.
A was helpful in passing gifts around.
As soon as we were done opening gifts, Grandma and James had to leave and everyone sort of trickled out after that to head to see their significant other's family or drive back to their homes for work.
We got Aislynn an Minnie doll and Kieran a "mick-me" doll and Minnie is A's favorite present. She has been sleeping with it and cuddling it on the couch. So cute. This is also the blanket I made her for Christmas which she loves. The back side is light purple and I made Kieran a light blue and light green one.
K playing with his favorite toys...his trains and train table. James made him a train table and it is awesome. It is pretty big, so we put his trains (we will have to get some of the expansion packs) on one side, and his cars/planes on the other. It has gotten a lot of use so far:)
Phillip, Josh, and their newest addition, Dexter. He is soooo cute and little:)
Brynne and me before she headed back to Birmingham (where it was snowing-so jealous!). *** We had such a great Christmas. I was so glad everyone could make it and it was tons of fun and no stress-perfect! I hope everyone else had a Merry Merry Christmas as well:)

2 comments:

Scrap Candy said...

It looks like a glorious Christmas Pam!! It's absolutely perfect when family (the entire family no doubt!) can come together!!! I love the kids enthusiasm and bright shiny faces. Christmas is such a beautiful holiday - glad yours was great!!

Brynne said...

I had a blast seeing everyone but it was way too short. Ewwww and talk about double chin in 2 of the pics of me, ha. I can't wait to play the updated taboo sometime soon.