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Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
|sisters - Sal Gal and Big Al (preggo and due in March!!)|
Other days we just stared out the window and pretended we were outside.
And then we found a new life for the window clings.
|This is the moment right as Santa is about to pick her up. I love this picture because you can see in her eyes just how incredibly excited she is to be on her way to his lap.|
|3 generations that would be 4, but I'm the one takin' the picture.|
We also added to our family over the holiday season and got ourselves some ADF's.
Meet Monster and Griddle.
This year we had a pajama party at church in the children's department. It was a lot of fun and I'm hoping they do it every year! It would be a great tradition!
|Baby Jesus got lots of attention|
I can't wait to take Hamp one day!
|Abbi, Brittany, and me|
And since it was Hamp's first Christmas, we played GQ dress-up, of course...
...and played with the ornaments while hanging out under the tree.
Christmas Sunday was a crazy morning. I realized it was Christmas Sunday while laying in bed around 11pm the night before. For some reason I had it in my mind as the following Sunday. Wrong. So Sunday morning we rushed around getting our Christmas attire ready, well the kids' at least. M to the Izz-A and I just pulled out something that we hoped we hadn't worn recently to church and just called it our Christmas outfit.
|Sunday lunch at Mimi's|
Kate loved baking a birthday cake for Jesus last year, so we did it again this year. Wait. Actually last year it wasn't so much of a cake as it was chocolate bark. We wrote "Happy Birthday, Jesus" on our chocolate bark with red and green icing and used it as the cake. Some of you may remember that from last year's Christmas post. But this year was an actual cake. It's something we'll continue for years to come. And Kate let me know that, "Jesus likes lots of sprinkles." Well then.
Christmas Eve night we threw out our reindeer food for Rudolph and his friends
and set out cookies and milk for Santa.
Christmas morning brought smile after smile.
Kate even helped him open some of his gifts. She truly is the best big sister ever.
|Hamp, goin' in for a bite.|
Kate got lots of artsy stuff, which is right up her alley!
|cousin Kennedy and fam came by for a visit|
And around lunchtime we headed over to my parent's, Papa and Gaga's.
|I had to post this because my mom looks EXACTLY like my grandma (her mom) in this pic. EXACTLY.|
We continued our tablecloth tradition this year. It's so neat to look back on drawings from years past.
And then we looked and Sal Gal had written 2012 as the beginning of her tablecloth masterpiece...
Our younger sis, Big Al, promptly called her out and we all looked at her in confusion. She had no explanation.
Just got a little sidetracked? Not thinking clearly? Wishing for a speedy 2011? Who knows?!
So she worked hard to fix it and make it read the proper year, 2010.
|B-ball with Papa|