Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Christmas 2009

We drove late Christmas Eve to Huntsville (in the worst weather ever). Luckily, the girls slept the whole way and we were able to carry them in and put them in bed so Santa could come. It had been 2 years since my brother-in-law had seen Mamie, so she had changed quite a bit. Unfortunately, she had an ear infection just in time for Christmas and felt terrible Christmas morning. When we brought her downstairs to see her presents, she just fell over and laid on the rug. It took about an hour and a dose of Motrin before she even wanted to look at her toys or open any presents. It was pretty pitiful. Aside from that, we had the best time and the girls played with Dylan and their Aunt Sissy from the time they woke up until they went to bed. The poor kid could hardly go to the bathroom by himself. Now I know what it's like to have a live-in nanny :) I'm trying to figure out a way to get him to come stay for the summer...
Here are pictures from our Christmas. I promise this will be the last Christmas post!

Aunt Sissy checking out Lilly's loot from Santa

Santa brought the doll Lilly wanted--she's named Lily Anna

Do you think we had enough presents?

Dylan's new air-soft gun from CJ and Pop

and his new trumpet from "Santa" (he did a FABULOUS job playing along :)

Now Uncle Tim can finally cut all that hair he has :)

Here was the only thing Mamie asked for (pre-scooter discovery) for months. CJ got it for her.
A blue crawling baby. She was so excited.

My mom got Lilly an easy bake oven. She was so excited. I never had one when I was little, so I had no idea what to expect. She started out wanting the princess oven that "cooks" with ice, and when I read reviews, I told my mom she had to take that thing back to the store. It sounded so disgusting--everyone described the stuff that comes out as "congealed jelly-like inedible goo." The easy bake stuff actually tastes pretty good.

Opening stockings. Lilly gets so excited about everything.

Last year, I had the picture of Jon with the beads the girls had put on him. This year, I think I've topped it. Here he is modeling his new PJ's and Lilly's new pom-poms. I love you honey!

Lilly and Uncle Tim

A very handsome turkey carver :) I don't know why I always get a picture of my dad carving the turkey. It was delicious.

My mom had the table set so pretty with special plates and jingle bell napkin rings for the girls.

Dylan helped Lilly set up the entire oven, read the directions, washed the pans, made the mix with her for the sugar cookies, and helped her cook them. Such a sweet cousin.

Dylan and Sissy with the girls before bed. My sister put them to bed the last night we were there and read 6 LONG books to them. They usually just get one from me. They were in heaven.

1 comment:

Charlie and Jennifer Senn said...

Great pictures from all of the Christmas festivities. I think your sewing project was a success...very cute. Pretty tree and even prettier girls. I can't believe all the cousins. Happy New Year!