Saturday, December 29, 2012

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

 We, kind of unexpectedly, got a pretty big snow fall today. After the kids got up from their nap we bundled up for a snowy adventure. Liam was not in the best of moods so I only ended up with one picture of him from today. This was Lucy's first time getting to play in the snow and go sledding. She was a fan. The snow was up past her knees so she had quite the time trying to get around. 

Mr. Liam trekking in the snow.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas 2012

Most parents of small children would likey start this post with "our christmas started bright and early" but it didn't... Alex and I were up at 7:30 to get everything ready for our brunch and we WOKE OUR KIDS UP at 8:20 to open presents. They were pooped out from the night before!

 Dada putting on Lucys new bracelet, she loves her pretty jewelry. 
 Liam and his "big red race car" the only thing he wanted and was so happy to get.

At 9 o'clock my family and Alex's parents came over for brunch. It was so nice to get everyone together on Christmas morning. We had cranberry orange walnut scones, banana crumb muffins, sausage hash brown bake, yogurt bar, and chicken and waffles. 

You just have to love Lucy's little face peaking in this pictures...lucy ... by the food table... no way :-) 

Around noon we headed over to Alex's parents house to exchange more gifts. We all got spoiled! We are so grateful for everything we got this year.  I was over the moon excited to open a Jo Totes camera bag, very wanted and very very needed! Thank you!! 

We were greeted at their house by these HUGE bear tracks, happy they were just tracks and not the actual bear!

After the  kids nap we headed downtown to Alex's Grandmothers house for Christmas dinner.  Liam with his bread and rice krispies ... poor kiddo, one day he will learn how awesome food is.

 Lucy putting back her big plate of yummy food!

Liam with one of his "ice cream cones". He also got a little grill set that he has had a blast playing with today and making us lots of burgers and hot dogs. 

More presents!! The kids got so so so many wonderful toys and clothes from their Nana, Aunt Debbie and Steve. We are all so lucky!!! 

The (blurry) aftermath of a HUGE gift exchange! Lucy was literally mountain climbing to get around. 

Christmas Eve

We celebrated Christmas Eve at my parents house this year surrounded by lots of family. It was one of the best Christmas Eves that i can remember. I think the memory that will stick in my mind forever about that night was everyone in the living room talking and catching up, opening gifts and having a wonderful time and Liam shouting at the top of his lungs, in the middle of the room "this is the best Christmas EBER (ever)"!!!!

The grandkids eating their christmas eve dinner. 

We learned Lucy is a HUGE fan of crab meat. She held her hand out, waved it at me and said "give me more that!" clear as day haha. 

Lucy and Grandma with her baby from Uncle Matt.

 Liam opening his and Lucy's present from Grandma and Pop. The got the Melissa and Doug grocery store, all the produce and pantry items, shopping cart, and cash register. They are going to have so much fun playing with it!

Evan opening his ipad mini. My Mom wrapped it inside a playmobile box and boy o boy was it a huge suprise for him. The pictures are so funny watching him process he surprise. 

 Once we got home and the kids finally got into bed Santa came to do this Christmas thing.