Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Christmas Day 2014

I was going through some photos to put together a montage for Samuel's third birthday, and I saw that I never finished editing my photos from Christmas day. Here they are, finally!
 We add a new ornament or five to the tree each year.  I took the kids to Target one day before Christmas and let them pick out one ornament each. Eva Kate chose Minnie Mouse and Samuel chose Superman.  The sphere with the fish on it was our souvenir from Hawaii. We bought it at the resort we stayed at on Kauai. It was handpainted by a local artist.  The ornament on the bottom row was one of the stocking stuffers I gave James.  We had to say goodbye to Daisy in June, and these were some of my favorite photos of her.  That ornament is made from metal, and I ordered it from Shutterfly. I'm really pleased with the quality.
 Stocking stuffers are always fun. The kids got socks, a coin, soap, sunglasses, cutters for bread, annd Frozen band-aids.
 Eva liked the new silicone baster that I gave James. Silly girl.  We ate breakfast after we had opened our stockings. The kids wanted to use their new bread cutters.
On to the rest of the gifts. 
The day after Halloween, I got up early and went to Wal-mart to get some costumes for the kids. These were a big hit. They like to play dress up. I embroidered chef's hats and aprons for them too, and they have already used these several times.
I gave James the Rosetta Stone spanish suite and he gave me a studio backdrop that is portable. I'm looking forward to using this!

The kids had a fun surprise waiting for them behind these doors. James' parents gave them a power wheels car that they can both ride in. The weather was really nice, and they were able to play outside for a while on Christmas day.
I took Samuel to register for preschool a few days ago. He was very excited to see the school, and he told me that he would drive himself there in his new car - not ride in my car. Hahaha.

1 comment:

  1. LOVE seeing your Christmas. Great pics of great times!! Love you all.