Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Post-Christmas post, part II.

I definitely need the structure of school days. I am not getting much accomplished this holiday!

We had a quiet Christmas morning compared to years we are with my family and have all the aunts, uncles and cousins under one roof. Vivian did pretty well with fewer people, though, and even reasonably tolerated the afternoon when we gathered with all of Robert's family at his mom's house to exchange gifts and have Christmas dinner.

Here are some pictures from our Christmas Day:

Heading downstairs to see what Santa has brought (Will is carrying Percy in an effort to lure Vivian)

Santa has come!

Hockey Boy surveys his gifts

Dots tries on her new UGGs

Following Percy, Vivian slowly makes her way to the Living Room

Santa brought Vivian a new Water Baby

Vivian gives her new baby a pacifier

Opening gifts under the tree

Think Dots is happy with her new Converse Chuck Taylors?

Opening gifts at Mimi's


Not opening gifts at Mimi's...

Dots models some of her new gifts

After finally getting out of the car and letting me dress her and fix her hair, Vivian enjoys playing with one of her new presents

One of the best parts about Christmas: hanging out with your cousin


Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Awww. Must say I love a glimpse into everyones rituals! I didn't do much photography during the moment...but loved seeing yours.

Ps...based on shoe size, I think little dots is going to be tall! My 13 year old, Libby wears a size 10...she is now 5'7 and growing!

Darlene said...

It looks like Santa brought great gifts and everyone enjoyed their presents. I have to share this...Lexi (my 9 year old) got boots that look like Uggs. The other day in the car she said "now when people say those are Uggs?" does that mean they think they are ugly? I just cracked up and told her that Ugg was a brand name like Gap or Skechers. She understood and then got cracked up. One of those fun moments you have with your kids.

Anyway, I hope you and your family have a great New Year's Eve. I am so glad I discovered your blog and look forward to blogging with you in 2009!

karlene said...

I enjoyed your pictures........ Love the Chuck Taylors!!!