Saturday, January 3, 2009

Christmas Day

Not exactly a white Christmas, but we were surrounded by all of our family... it was a wonderful way to celebrate the birth of our Savior.

We tried something a little different this year... a homemade Christmas. It was a lot of work and added stress during the holidays and I think it all ended up costing more, but the labor of love was evident in the gifts and I made out with some amazing gifts from my talented sisters-in -law!!Lyric enjoys pushing her new stroller around, but insists on carrying the baby while she pushes the empty stroller. (That sounds a lot like me at Disneyland.)
Alternative use for stroller: pushing cousins around.
Santa brought Tatum the much anticipated Easy-Bake Oven. "Now I can cook any time I want to in my bedroom," she innocently replied. Hmmm. Not sure about that. Her Aunt Whitney has plans to teach her how to cook the vegan way.
Many Christmases ago, I was playing with my brother's new remote control car, when a truck came around the corner and smashed it. My brother has never forgiven me. In attempt at redemption, I got my brother a remote control car this year. Erik, I hope that you can find it in your heart to forgive me. (I sense signs of repressed anger in this picture).

Davis woke up with a fever (which inevitably happens EVERY TIME we travel. His expressions were a little more joyful once the Motrin kicked in. Contrary to the picture, Davis loves his pirate ship, although I think he was expecting a real pirate ship. He brings it everywhere with him, the dinner table, the bathroom, to bed, and everywhere in between.


Kyra said...

have i told you before you are a talented writer? i always enjoy reading your posts... i love that family pic. by the way!

Kipn n' Sarah said...

All your pictures are super cute! The home made christmas sounds cool, we should try that some year. Looks like you had a great day!