Monday, January 05, 2009

Christmas Re-cap

In classic procrastinator style, my Christmas post is coming a few days after the new year. Better late than never... that's my motto. So here goes.

I saw some of you posted about your Fish*r Price manger sets. I looked around online but those things are hard to come by. In my searching, I stumbled across this instead and quickly whipped out the credit card. If you push on Santa's head while he's sitting in his sleigh, it plays Christmas songs. I love it! I'll put this away with the Christmas decor and only get it out once a year. It'll be Mia's own little holiday decoration. Once she's home, how long do you think it'll take before I remove the batteries? LOL! Oh and because I'm a little anal about these kind of things... I took it upon myself to paint Rudolph's nose red with craft paint. Seriously.... I did. I mean, how can you have one reindeer depicted clearly in the lead of the sleigh and have it NOT be Rudolph? Everybody knows his nose his supposed to be red!As is my holiday tradition with the T's, we had our annual "penguin pajama pics in front of the Christmas tree" photo shoot. This year we added Baby Tess. I got lucky and found a pair of semi-matching pj's for her. Next year we'll have to get new pj's, I think. The kids are growing out of these red ones we used last year.Yes, Carla, for the sake of full disclosure, I swiped your pic. LOL! Cuz in spite of the 50,000 that we took with my camera.... most had issues. Either someone was looking the wrong way, had eyes closed, a stupid look on their face or it was blurry. It's gotten really difficult to make 5 kids sit still, look at the camera and smile. All At The Same Time. Nearly impossible actually. Especially when one is only 4 mths old. So this is the best we could come up with.Here's a few pics of the family at my house on Christmas day opening presents. I love how the kids are all focused on this one present. We make everybody open one at a time, youngest to oldest. It's a test of their patience. Future sister-in-law, Kristy, got an OSU Buck*eyes purse. Don't be hatin', Robin and Tracy! LOL!Big Travis got money. His favorite thing. Here he's photo documenting it with a self portrait.The pirate ship was a big hit. Even I wanted to play with it.Santa brought the boys a new Wii. So Grandma bought them stuff to go with it.Tatum got this pizza cutting thing. And Teagan got the other food cutting toy which was such a big hit with him at Maddy's birthday party.Tess just hanging out with her daddy. She could've cared less about the presents. Maybe next year.The kids were excited about the engagement announcement. But I think only because they can now call Braeden their cousin ... "officially" and "legally". LOL! They kept saying "So he's reeeee-ally our cousin now?". These two are only about 7 mths apart in age. They're in love with each other.So that's about it for Christmas 2008. I wonder what changes will come by Christmas next year. And no... I don't think I'll have my kid home. (Although one can dream.) But I'll sure be getting a lot closer by then. :)

19 comments:

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Looks like everyone was on Santa's "nice" list this year!!

I love the penguin pj shot...that is so stinkin cute...cannot imagine trying to get that many kids to look at the camera all at once....and BTW, glad you are staying on the up and up and giving credit where credit was due for the pic...LOL:)

Hope your 2009 is off to a great start!!

Lisa

Marla said...

LOL @ full photographical disclosure and painting Rudolph's nose. You crack me up!

Love the pics, especially the swiped one, I know from experience that getting a bunch a kids looking the same way and smiling is darn-near impossible.

Looks like y'all had a great Christmas, hope you have a great New Year too!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

LOVE the p.j's in front of the tree...
LOVE the Santa Little People Set....
Sounds like you had a Great Christmas...
And I am thinking positive.. you might have a little baby girl next year..
Hugs..

Ava's family said...

I love the pj shot in front of the tree....I get the feeling that the oldest T is thinking, "Ummm, how many more YEARS is Auntie going to make me dress up in penguin pj's?" LOL!

Laura said...

Looks like a good time was had by all! Love the pj shots! Too cute!

Suzie said...

Looks like it was a fun Christmas for everyone! I love the penguin pj's photo - what a great idea.

Here's to hoping that 2009 will be a better year for all of us :o)

Janet said...

My boys have the pirate ship and they LOVE it.

I absolutely adore that picture of the jammies. I wonder how much longer your nephews will let you put them in pajamas and take pictures of them? LOL!

Donna said...

Sounds like a great holiday...and I hope you'll share next Christmas with Mia - don't give up hope!

Polar Bear said...

I have been eyeing that LP Santa for a few years. I love the Little People collections.

I got lucky once and found the manger scene at Walmart. Someone must have returned it. :)

Love the pj shot. I can't believe how big they are all getting!

Carla said...

Great pics. Love the onf of Tess and Tate, although you seriously could have cropped my yawning out of it.

Special K said...

That's funny, Carla. I didn't even notice. I'll fix it when I get home and crop you out. LOL!

Donna said...

Looks like a super fun Christmas! Love the matching PJ's too!

Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Elisa ( FC Monsters) said...

Ok I am lving the pj's by the tree picture...very nice.

Also loving the pressie of the pirate ship, that looks cool.

amy said...

what a fun post!!!

Debz said...

Great recap! I'm lovin the PJ pic!
Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas.
Here's to dreaming with you that WE WILL have our girls home next Christmas. Dreams do come true I hear ;o)
Best wishes in 2009!

OziMum said...

Looks like a wonderful fun Christmas!!! I got some friend's children the pizza cutting set - they loved it!

How much longer do you think you'll get the older boys to wear the matching pjs and have the family photo?!!! I love that they do it! My nephews are about the same age, and are real "sticks in the mud!!!" and don't want to do any family things... ESPECIALLY PHOTOS!!!

Liene said...

We got the LP Nativity set a few years ago and we love it. I ordered mine early through the FP website way back in October.

Don't feel bad about the delayed Christmas blog post. I still haven't sent out my Christmas letter. But I will by the weekend. That way everyone knows about the move and will understand why it took us so long to get them out.

PIPO said...

Love the LP. Yeah, you remind me of my mom. She went around with a bottle of red nail polish painting the nose on any @*(# deer red (for obvious reasons ;0)

The jammie shot is a winner. I always love that one.

Michal said...

It looks like Christmas 2008 was a success. The pictures are wonderful-everyone looks so happy(your house looks great too!).
By the way? I would have totally painted Rudolph's nose too!