Saturday, December 13, 2008

Christmas is in the air

Well, it's that time of year....busy, busy! I looked back at my posts from last Christmas and I was pretty much done everything at this time last year and had goals. Well, this year is a little different. I don't know about the rest of you, but time is flying and I am standing still it seems. I have so much left to do, but I refuse to stress about it. It will all get done eventually. Right?

Here are a few cute friends I found for our tree. I finally bought some new things for our tree and these little guys fit in perfectly and they are so darn cute I had to take a picture of them (: Meet porcupine, owl, and squirrel.

Alaina thought they were pretty adorable, too.
Here's "Midge" in his new house complete with bed, welcome mat, and trees!
We decided to put the tree downstairs in the family room this year by the fireplace and I think it looks cozy. Notice the spirit over looking the stockings? I blew this picture up and had Alaina and Jon totally freaked out!! It was hilarious......Alaina kept saying, "WHAT IS IT!! MOM!!" With a horrified expression-it was the best! In case you haven't figured it out, it was a reflection off the tv. I just happened to take the picture right when a man was on the screen (:

Last Sunday the kids and I went to a Christmas party for Grandma Karen's work. There were different tables set up with different activities and games, lots of food, and Santa. Everyone had fun!

Here are the boys on Santa's lap. Sawyer looks real stressed, don't you think? I really wish she would have pulled his pants leg down....
Last night the Santa train (aka semi truck) came to town carrying you know who. He seems to be everywhere these days (:
Everyone was dancing and singing. Here Alaina and Jonnie were Attacking Melanie-not sure why (:

There was a train started and a girl pulled Jonnie to the front of the line. He loved it at first, but then he didn't know where to lead everyone. I laughed when I saw him kind of slowly walk away-hahaha (:
Here's the family in front of the truck.

And once again we have my boys on Santa's lap. Sawyer doesn't like Santa's lap but he seems fine on Mrs. Clause. He wasn't real thrilled here, but at least he didn't cry! Notice we are missing the ten year old. She always seems to run off at these moments.
At the end Sawyer told Mrs. Clause-Mewy Ditmis. It was adorable and he is adorable (:

I hope you are all doing better than me this year on getting your shopping done! I hope to do some Christmas baking tomorrow. We are having a snow storm so I have no excuses. I hope not anyway (:


Anonymous said...

Well I haven't done a thing for Christmas yet, other than decorate the house. Your pictures put me in the mood though, they are great and your tree looks so warm and inviting. Thanks for sharing.
Love, Sandy

Following Forward said...

your home looks awesome all decorated!! So pretty...and I laughed really hard about the "spirit"! :)

Chris said...

I couldn't stop laughing at 'the spirit' funny! I can just see Alaina freaking out.
I can't get over how much Sawyer's hair has grown! Oh..I miss you guys SOOOOOO much. Only four more days!
I'm so stressed about Christmas this year, probably because I have to be ready a week earlier than usual. Next year we may have to have everyone HERE for Christmas....I don't think I can handle this every year.

Peace is every step said...

I loved the "spirit" and it freaked the kids out when I did my best wild-eyed look and told them you have a ghost. They will be sure to check it out this week!