Sunday, January 3, 2010

Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas!

I have so much to blog about & so many pictures to share, I thought I'd just jump in with Christmas. We had a lovely Christmas-- a late late Eve for Mama (sewing jammies until the wee hours of the morning), a quiet morning playing with new toys, a mid-day nap for most, and dinner at G&G N's.

Here are some pictures....

Santa brought the girls a tent & tunnel set.

Monkey got a monkey & loved reading her new books

Aren't these dolls the cutest? They were a gift from my talented SIL, Jeanne.

A proud Mama with her Chick

HH played a couple of rounds of Hello Kitty BINGO with Chick (I have a great husband). Here's a little video...
HH with his new inversion system. Chick was fascinated.

Chick, our flower child, modelling her new shirt & scarf set from Aunt Jeanne (flower from Aunt Judy)

I made these Snowman Cocoa jars to take around to some family & friends.
I found the idea on this blog.

These cute nativity sets were a gift for the kids in our primary. HH cut out all of the blocks (enough for 80 sets!) and the other gals in the presidency did the sanding & assembling while we were on our cruise. There were a couple of extras, so we got one too : )

The girls, playing with Grandma's poinsettia & Little People nativity in their new jammies (Chick will be wearing hers for YEARS--I shortened the pants by 6 inches so that she can wear them now).
(Daddy has matching pants too, but didn't cooperate for a picture)
And finally, at the end of the day, a bedtime story with HH, who Monkey adores. She just started signing his name, and does it a lot because she's a Daddy's girl.


Steph said...

Those nativities were a lot of work. Holy Cow. If I am still in the primary next year we might have to try that. We only have 25 primary kids so it won't be quite so bad. Looks like you had a great Christmas.

Katie said...

Awww, what a wonderful Christmas! I can't believe how big your girls are getting!

nikko said...

Cute pajamas! I have a pile of red plaid flannel that I bought about 3 years ago with the intent of making new Christmas pajamas for my boys... Still hasn't happened yet!

Glad you had a wonderful Christmas. Can't wait to hear about your cruise!

Heather, Rex, etc. said...

I LOVE those snowman cocoa idea! Thanks!!!!

Annalia Romero said...

Cute, cute, cute. You have had a very busy holiday season! - love the plaid pjs!

S.Ann said...

A blog worth waiting for....and I already knew everything you had to say. Love all the pictures.

Simply Simmons said...

You are so amazing!! I love your holiday story and SHAME on HH for not posing for a picture in the pj's you made for him!! SHAME ON HIM!! (And you can tell him I said so!!) :)

Katie said...

also meant to ask, what on earth is an inversion system? lol

Paige said...

An inversion system is a contraption that holds you by your ankles & you can hang upside down (at whatever angle you're comfortable with). It's used for stretching out your spine (which is why I got it for HH) but it's also good for circulation.