Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas 2008


Everybody is now healthy, the house is company-free for the first time in 2 weeks and 4 days (although I loved having everyone!), and I am finally feeling up to blogging!  I hope that you appreciate that I am giving up a nap to do this.  You’re welcome.  (I am so dedicated…) IMG_0561

Do you remember when I told you that Joseph didn’t get to bed until after 9 on Christmas Eve?  Well, that didn’t stop my early bird from waking up at 5:15 am!  I was in the middle of my daily prayer (“Please Lord, just five more minutes, just let him go back to sleep for five more minutes…”) when Brian said, “Well, honey, I think that it is Christmas morning!”  And, indeed, it was.

Santa had arrived in the night- and he even brought stuff for Brian and me!IMG_0562 (How did he know that I needed a new hairbrush and blush…?)

Joseph glanced over at his toys, but then went straight into his play room to play with his beloved stacking cups.

We played on the drum to entice him to come to his toys/stocking.


He came about halfway,


Looked at what we were doing,


and then turned around


to continue stacking.


Finally, after playing the harmonica as loud as I could, Joseph decided that it might be worth his time to see what was going on.


He played on his drums,

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and checked out his tambourine


and maracas. IMG_0595

Fishy crackers were a big hit,


and the harmonica was interesting to listen to.

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This glitter ball was the only thing that got a real smile when I pulled it out of his stocking!


He loves it!IMG_0611

He got lots of books, which we have been reading over and over (and over, and over)

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and his first puzzle!

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Even the kitty got to come inside (briefly) to say Merry Christmas!

IMG_0644 (about to pull tail)

We had a nice, quiet breakfast,


complete with freshly squeezed orange juice,IMG_0650 IMG_0649

and my second attempt at cinnamon rolls!

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We laid low and played with toys for the rest of the day, and topped it off with a toboggan ride!


Note Brian’s garbage bags on his feet.  Pretty ghetto.  Since this picture, he has gotten a new pair of boots!

After Joseph went to bed, my mother-in-law and sister-in-law flew in, and Brian made us two racks of RIBS!! for Christmas dinner!  Sorry that there are no pictures of them- we were all too busy eating them.  A new Christmas tradition for sure!! (Thanks for the recipe, Alex!)

So, even though Joseph didn’t really get the whole Christmas thing this year, a good time was had by all.  I can’t wait for NEXT YEAR!! 


1 comment:

Maureen said...

THOSE RIBS ROCKED!!! And so do you :)