Monday, December 28, 2009

An Excellent Christmas...

We started the Christmas festivities on the 23rd. Noah helped me bake Jesus' birthday cake, and then we made some cutout cookies (they didn't turn out so well, but we had fun anyway).

On Christmas Eve, it was very icy out. Our backyard was a sheet of ice, and the dogs had to walk slowly and carefully every time they went out. After both kids' afternoon naps, we opened presents. It was fun to watch Noah's excitement. He jumped up and down each time we gave him a present to unwrap. He even unwrapped mine and Ryan's gifts.

On Christmas Day we went to Jaime and Bill's house to open more presents. Noah and Liam were so excited (Rori Rose was too). I think Noah's most prized present was the book, "The Polar Express", that he got from Grandma and Grandpa. He has slept with it every night and brings it everywhere. He also really liked his new Thomas the train pajamas, and had to put them on at 3:00 on Christmas. It was a really nice day, and Auntie Val and Uncle Randy also stopped by for a visit.

I don't have any pictures from Christmas Day (hint Grandma Vicki), but I do have some pictures from Christmas Eve.


  1. Looks like it was a fun Christmas. What did you get?

  2. It was a fun time! But we especially thank you for the cd player you got Rori Rose...I think Juliana does need a tamborine and Noah needs a drum set...

  3. Nice bass. We want a concert soon. I'll play keyboards in the background. Jenna can be lead guitar. As soon as Ryan figures out how to tune it he can join in with a driving bass rhythm. Kids are sooo cute. Had a great time with them on Christmas Day.
    Love, Dad

  4. IT was a great day and I didn't figure out what I got til I got home! Great photos...I want copies too. Love Grandma