Monday, December 28, 2009

It was a Merry Christmas

My little cuties by our tree.
We had three Christmas Celebrations this year. One with each side of our family and one at home with just us on Christmas morning.
We celebrated first with my family at Auntie Sandy's. Here is Ellen opening her very first Christmas present ever!
Lucy had a few favorites this year. She loves to play dress up. Here she is in her new wedding outfit.
And look what else she got.
We were at home for Christmas morning. Here is Lucy again demonstrating her opening procedure. Neal on the gift and pull!
Here are Lucy and Ellen opening together. I kept putting the pacifier in Ellen's mouth. Whenever it wasn't in there, she would shove wrapping paper in.
The paci smile.
Later that day, we headed over to Jer's parent's house to celebrate with his side of the family. Here we are getting ready for a delicious dinner - notice poor Katie on the right 37 weeks pregnant and on crutches with a broken ankle!
Elle Belle going for a new toy.
Here is Lucy with her new chalk board. She is also wearing new jammies that came with a matching red tutu!
The fam. This picture was taken with my new remote for my camera!

We hope you all had a Merry Christmas as well.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

It's begining to look a lot like Christmas. . .

The tree is up at the Kobie Home. We went to the tree farm again this year and cut down the perfect 'little' tree for our house. Here are Jer and the girls checking out the tree that Mommy likes.
Lucy is supervising while Jer makes the cut.
Lucy was so excited to get a candy cane to eat on the way home. It was actually a good way to keep her awake until we got home, so she would nap in her own bed.
We brought the tree in while she was sleeping and she helped me decorate later that night. I got new ornaments at IKEA this year. It was a great way to have a cute, Scandinavian tree on the cheap. All of the ornaments were under $1, so if any of them broke while going on, it was no big deal. I bought some that were wood and paper and let Lucy do most of those.
Here is our finished product. What a beauty! It was up just in time to put the St. Nick stockings underneath for the next morning.
Here is Lucy on Sunday morning with her stocking.
Here is Ellen with a new Jack-in-the-box that was left in a load of St. Nick gifts from Gram.
Lucy with one of her favorite stocking stuffers.
This picture is a perfect glimpse of the girls right now. Ellen is stuffing something in her mouth and Lucy is stealing Ellen's new gift.
The girls got ornaments from Gram this year also. Ellen wasn't ready to have hers on the tree yet.

Both girls with their ornaments.
Merry Christmas to all. . .

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Holiday Fun with Gram

Gram visited over Thanksgiving weekend. We had lots of crafty plans for the weekend. However, the girls and I all ended up sick and Gram took care of us, pretty much the whole time she was here. She managed to stay healthy so she could cook, clean, wipe noses, change diapers, take temperatures and worry about us until Sunday when she had to leave. . . Then she got sick too. We owe you some fun and relaxation mom!
We did manage to do a few crafty things before the bugs got us down.
It is starting to be a tradition for us to make a cookie house for each holiday. Gram brought us a gingerbread house to make. Here is Lucy getting started.
Carefully applying buttons to the gingerbread man
Here is the proud girl with the finished house
Lucy and Gram also made a huge gingerbread man. Here they are getting ready to put him in the oven.
Thanks for taking care of us and for the goodies Gram!