This is the view I see every day on the way to work. With the snow and the scrub weeds, I thought it was so pretty. I took this out of my car window. Had I gotten out, I think I would have framed it different, but it's still pretty to me.
Every year Dad & Mom take us all out for dinner. This year we went to Cafe Pizzeria. Nathan & Emily did not join us. But the food was great and the kids had fun.
Josie is all about taking baths in the basement now. Which is great, especially when that will be the only bath for her and we can have ours back without knocking over toys while you are taking a shower. She loves to splash and we are always getting onto her for getting the floor soaked. But the cat likes it. I don't know why she likes the water so much but she does.
Thank God today is Christmas! I don't know about you but when this day gets here, I'm usually over it. Thinking about taking down my Christmas tomorrow.
That sounds like a big ole Bawhumbug! :-)
This will also be the last December Daily post. All though I would like to continue posting something daily. I do like more of the record then what I have been doing, but the Reverb #10, December Daily, and Picture the Holidays was way too much. I will have to adjust all of that next year.
Anyway, here we go!
We woke on Christmas morning to more snow, so Daddy did have to go out and do snow. Luckily, it wasn't so much that mommy couldn't get out of the driveway. Although I did almost eat Nathan Garrett's truck bumper turning around. (I wish they'd move that thing!) Other than that, no problem at all.
Course Mama Carole had all her breakfast ready to go and did it all up again this year. I think this literally is the only time that I eat an actual breakfast. If I'm ever hungry it's usually not so nutritious things and Josie doenst' care for breakfast either.
Just gonna post some photos here now. Way too many presents to write and remember. Although I think it is important for Josie to know that this is the year you got your Bitty Twins from Santa.
I didn't get any good photos of Rick, Michelle or Mikey. Sorry about that guys!
After we were done opening presents, Mama Carole had made a sugar cookie and she and Riley decorated it for Jesus' birthday. We even put candles in it and sung to him.
Next stop was Aunt Sandy's. Josie had already lost interest at Papa Doug's and Mama Carole's and she was not interested much here either. But she still had fun and did really good this time. Still wouldn't let Uncle Rick (Jones) near her but by the time we left, she did talk to him.
She got a lot of stuff from people here too.
Josie was more interested in Buddy or the Christmas trees.
Even though she doesn't look too thrilled in these photos, she was the one going around to the trees, telling me to take her picture and then she would go to the next room, to see if she could find another tree.
Josie had- had enough and was complaining about everything and being whiny. She was so tired. We went home, got her in the bath and just chilled out and played her new Monkey in the Bed game and with her magnets. She went to sleep pretty easy when it was time.
We woke this morning to a living room of presents. As we were walking up the stairs to check and see if Santa was there, Josie was wanting reassurance that Santa was not still there. It was really nice to open the presents and then to be able to actually sit and play with them before we had to go anywhere. We may have to do it this way again!
Santa brought her a bunch of toys. She got a new camera, a doll, a Bitty Baby Trundle Bed, crayola coloring pad, minivan and laundry room for her house, books, log cabin, monkeys on the bed game and a new pair of Christmas Jammies. Along with some other little things.
Daddy got me a new video camera, sweatshirt and sweat pants. Mommy got Daddy a new hat, some undies and Dick's gift card.
After all was opened and cleaned up, Mommy finally got time to play with her new camera that she got from Santa. I can't believe the difference. I knew my camera was old but it is a huge difference.
After lunch, Josie was suppose to take a nap but that didn't happen. So off we went to Granny's for Christmas Eve.
Santa showed up. He rung the doorbell and all the kids ran into the front room to answer it. As soon as Josie saw who it was she immediately hightailed it out of there crying and ran straight to me. I think if Santa could have stayed longer she would have warmed up to him, because she eventually quit crying. But it was way too hot for Santa to stay too long.
Grandma made the girls aprons that matched and sent them off to Santa for him to deliver. Josie got an apron, a horse and rider and a Hungry Hippo game.
Riley got a Domino set. They have all been on a kick of playing Dominoes and have taught Riley how to play. I snapped this just as Riley figured out his next move.
We went home to get ready for Santa the next day at Papa Doug & Mama Carole's. Plus it had already started snowing and Mommy doesn't like driving in the snow, especially in the dark.
After Josie is done in bath, most times she wants me to wrap her head like Mommy does. It's a little hard to do cause her head is so tiny, but when it works, it sure is cute!
Well tomorrow is the big day! Thought I would share this photo I took of our tree, messing around with my new camera.
Have a Merry Christmas tomorrow! And Happy Birthday Jesus!!!