Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas 2009

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! We sure did. And, unlike last year, I remembered to take plenty of pictures. (Thanks for the neato new camera, Dad!). Here are a few of the scenes from our day.

Eli opening his first present on Christmas morning.

Books from Gram! Penguin books, of course.
(For those of you who don't know my mom, she's a wee bit obsessed with penguins. When I was growing up, our car had a penguin license plate, a stuffed penguin suction cupped to the back window, and "I heart Penguins" and "I break for Penguins" bumper stickers on the back bumper. Just to give you an idea...)

Tessa and Layla watching Eli unwrap his loot.
Sorry Tessa - You were slightly jipped by Santa this year. If it makes you feel any better, he did the same thing to Eli last year. He promises to make up for it next year once you have a better idea of what's going on.

But, Layla felt sorry for Tessa and thought some kisses might help.

Look at this precious backpack from Gram! My aunt also got Tessa the matching girly one with ladybugs on it. So cute!

Examining and arranging some of his new treasures.

Random pics

Look at the cool racetrack that Pop made!
Eli got so caught up in unwrapping presents that he thought they were all for him - even cousin Ali's. He was not a happy camper when he realized this wasn't the case.

And neither was Tessa when she took a ride in the back of Eli's new dump truck.

But Eli was happy to give it a try.
And then decided that it was more fun to stand on it.

Santa may have neglected Tessa this year, but the rest of the family didn't!

But who needs presents when you've got such a wonderful daddy!

Even though this Christmas was full of presents, food, and family, we are so very thankful for the reason we celebrate Christmas. Thank you, Jesus, for coming into this world and providing hope for us all! Merry Christmas everyone! Have a wonderful New Year!


Leanna said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas. The kids are adorable and cute. Merry Christmas and Happy New year to you and your family.

Rachel said...

Great recap! I LOVE that last picture - Eli looks hilariously adorable!

Farris said...

Looks like you had a great Christmas and I love Eli's new do!

Ann Marie said...

I love the pic of Tessa in the dump truck!! so cute!

Jaci Spain said...

Great pictures Lindsay! I like the new camera too...very nice!