Friday, January 1, 2010

Merry Christmas

Every year, Paul and I have the same old conversation: do we open gifts on Christmas Eve as was my family's tradition or on Christmas morning as was his family's tradition. This year, we compromised and spent Christmas Eve at Mom and Dad's house, had finger foods and opened gifts we got for each other. Then, on Christmas morning, we opened our own family gifts and those from Grandma and Grandad (and Santa), and Paul and I did a nice big Christmas dinner later on for the rest of the family. I think it worked out rather nice- we got to spend time with the whole family and also some quality time with just the five of us. I think this is the model that we will keep. So, the kiddies looked darling and Christmasy and I wanted to take some nice photos... yeah well, judge for yourself... I love how I caught this just as Lily was about to crash land... ...just slightly worse than last year's attempt I think. Can you believe how much they've all grown in a year? You would expect it from the twins, but just look at Abby! Christmas morning, they were all wearing gingerbread man themed jammies, but we banned the camera in favor of making some nice family memories. I hope everyone had a very happy holiday this year.

4 comments:

Chellers said...

Can't you get those kids to behave?!? ;-) Love the pictures. Merry Christmas!

Cassidy said...

I love all the crazy pictures. And I also love how all your kids have matching outfits! I totally want to do that when we have more. Merry Christmas (late!)

Solomon Family said...

before I read your comment I was thinking how much Abby had grown in a year! (it's the same with Sarah... all of a sudden they look so grown up!)

Lori said...

I totally relate to trying to get them all not crying, moving, and simultaneously looking at the camera! I actually think some of your shots are pretty good! anyway, they're cute and I'm glad you had a fun Christmas!