Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Morning

Here is a picture of my boys just after everyone woke up Christmas morning. As you can see, Jacob and Andrew's cute matching Christmas jammies didn't make it through the night. They got their jammies wet, so we had to change into something new and warm. We will try again next year. Everyone is so tired because Jake woke up about an hour early at 6:30. He went and woke up Drew so he could join in the excitement. So they are still a little dazed. After this we all went downstairs to see what Santa brought and open all the fun gifts. It was a fun year to see their enthusiasm for exchanging gifts. --emily

Also Christmas Morning

The next few pictures are my favorites! Andrew kept sneaking chocolate. We normally don't have a lot of candy hanging around, so Andrew kept sneaking off to grab some stocking candy and then would hide and eat it. He was so funny! So I had him pose and show me what he was doing. He thought it was funny that I was taking pictures of him sneaking candy. The last picture is my favorite. Look at him savoring that chocolate. --emily

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve

One of our Christmas traditions is to open one gift on Christmas eve. This gift contains new jammies. Now that I am a mother, I see why this tradition must be. It is because by December, our children have scraggly jammies. So that everyone looks nice in our family morning Christmas pictures, a new pair of jammies is purchased. This is also a great excuse to have a new pair of jammies. Here are my boys being so silly posing for a Christmas eve picture. We had a great evening filled with fun tradition and lots of family time. --emily

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Snowflake Lane

Tonight we put the kids on our backs and ventured out into the crowds. In downtown Bellevue the city puts on what they call "Snowflake Lane". They have high school kids drumming Christmas songs. While some are drumming, others are on stilts or handing out candy. The performers are all in costume like old-fashioned drummers. It is quite the show. Then when the show is almost over, fake snow falls from the roof tops. The snow is almost bubble like but a lot of fun for the kids. It is worth the crowd surfing for the memories. --emily

Friday, December 18, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Reindeer

The only way I can get Jacob to pose for a picture is to allow him to make a silly face. So here we are! Today at pre-school Jacob learned about the letter H so their teacher helped them make this fun reindeer Hat it is so cute I had to share it with all of you. --emily

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Let it snow . . .

Today we had our first snow of the season. We took a family evening walk to try out our new snow boots. This isn't a great picture; I blame it on my dying camera. Jacob and Andrew ate so much snow I thought we might never get home. We stopped every two seconds to scoop up a new handful of snow. Andrew kept eating grass and leaves among his snow. It was so gross! I tried to convince them that this was gross, but Jacob just said, "Oh mom it is so yummy". Does that make me a bad mom for letting my kids eat dirty snow? Maybe, but that is okay! Bring on the snow! I am ready for a white Christmas. --emily