Monday, January 10, 2011

Christmas Chronicles - 2010

JSS woke up the house by playing
"We Wish You A Merry Christmas"
on the keyboard! He has been learning it
for about 2 months in anticipation and
he did an exceptional job!
We are truly blessed with children that are
cheerful givers! Above, JSS is watching
his big sister open the gift he made her -
yep, he hand made her gift. We have
been reading through the Little House
books and he and COS alike both loved
that the family MADE their gifts for
one another, so JSS asked early in Dec.
if he could crochet a hat and matching
scarf for AMS for Christmas. COS and I
helped him pick out the yarn ("Do girls
like animal skins?" he asked when we
picked this grey, fuzzy one. "It will look
different once it is crocheted, we promise.")
It has been a joy to see these two
grow closer this year. They are big
fans of one another!
Below, AMS opening her "big gift"
from Dad and Mom...
an antique 35mm FILM camera,
bag, film, etc. She was floored!
After having so much fun with JSS
at our house during her last visit,
G'ma decided to get a two-person
Nerf Dart game to play at home
with G'pa! Oh, to be a fly on the wall...
I love this FEELING on Christmas morning...
JSS's big eye - a gift from Aunt and Uncle,
which he wore to our Christmas movie
(Narnia's Voyage of the Dawn Treader)
so that he could see in the dark. :)
The moment JSS realized he got a fly-fishing
kit for Christmas, a hobby he has been wanting
to learn since our September camp out in Arkansas.
"Grandparent Talk"
Male bonding

The moment JSS realized that he got a
RipStick for Christmas - a gift that
EVERYONE wanted to try out!

Christmas night, we traditionally host family
and friends for a big, down home dinner.
Below, Aunt PJ is opening her Family Tree
door mat for her new apartment.
Below, Aunt Angie and sweet cousin Sara opening
one of their gifts - jewelry!
COS opening her last gift, a fun
bubble making, helicopter contraption
that quite a few of us have enjoyed!

Merry Christmas to all and Happy Birthday, Jesus!!

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