Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Photo Album

Not only did my mom drop the hint that I need to update, but even Doug asked why I haven't yet! Sorry! I feel like I am still in Christmas recovery mode. Rather than posting loads of details, I will post loads of pics. We had a fabulous time with both sides of our family. The kids were spoiled rotten as usual. Food was wonderful, company was fun. I even got to have a girls shopping day with my mom and sister, plus a movie date to see Marley & Me. (Miss Ella Roo came along, of course.)

Oh, and thanks to my blogging comments, I got a sewing machine for Christmas! Woo hoo! I am eager to start learning how to sew. Okay, on with the show.

All three kiddos just love their Santa gifts. Good job, old man!
Santa brought Ella a jumpy, exercising thing.

Santa left Sean a box full of wonderful Wiggles stuff: Captain Feathersword, a Wiggles V-Smile game and a Wiggles DVD.

Santa brought what Aidan asked for, a Playstation 2.

Ella gave her "Super" big brothers something special, custom capes.

Nana and Papa gave Sean a V-Smile Motion toy. He loves to try to play it, but doesn't quite have it figured out yet.

Ella needed some napping breaks.

Grandpa and Gramma decided to torture me encouraged Sean's musical passion with this keyboard/karaoke machine.

Doug's brother, Curt, gave Aidan his MOST.FAVORITE.GIFT. ever. Yes, we are bad parents, we let our 6 year old play a game for adults. I have no excuse for why we do.

Eleanor got her first doll, from Nana. Nana said she couldn't resist because it looks like E, with the blond hair and blue eyes. Nana also got her the pink Bumbo chair. Luckily, Ella's big thighs still squeeze in there.

Of course, they got more than this, but I don't want to bore everyone! Let's just say we are very blessed to have so many people that love us and love to see our family happy.

Oh, and one of the greatest gifts this holiday: Sean took communion at Christmas Eve service! He ate all of the wafer that was given to him and was so pleased with himself. He rubbed his tummy and said "Yum Yum Yum!" Spectacular! Then on Saturday he stole Aunt Tanya's chair from her at dinner and nibbled on the cheese on her cheeseburger, dipped fries in ketchup & sucked it off, and ate 3 grapes (chewed them even!) Amazing amazing amazing!


Lovin Mama said...

Enjoy your sewing machine. I love to sew when I can find the time. I haven't figured out how to nurse and sew, yet.

Yay for Sean! I hope he coninues to enjoy trying food and taking communion in '09.

Beverly said...

Glad you guys had a wonderful Christmas! The kids looks so happy! Blessings, Beverly

Jennifer said...

Congrats on your sewing machine! I have one and all I have figured out how to do is hem pants. I took a sewing class once and I made a pillow and a toiletries bag. I hope to have time to learn more someday!

It looks like you had a great day. I love the pink bumbo. The boys look so happy!!

jane said...

What a bountiful holiday you all had! Have fun with your sewing machine, I love mine. (stitching paper for projects is groovy fun)

Merry Christmas to you and yours mama!

Melissa @ Banana Migraine said...

It looks like a very happy day! Enjoy your sewing machine. I have one, but haven't figured it out yet.