Saturday, December 29, 2007

Some Christmas moments worth sharing

Well, once again our little family had a wonderful Christmas with lots of memories made. Here are a few of the highlights.

Here's my dad protecting his precious cheese balls. My mom used to make these cheese balls every year at Christmas and they are SO good. This year my dad asked me to help make some for him to give out for Christmas. I was so grateful for the opportunity to do something that my mom once did at Christmastime. I felt so connected to her as I followed her recipe which is in her handwriting, and created something that I remember so clearly from when I was young. Thanks mom and dad!! I just love this picture.

Here's Santa dad during our Christmas eve eve's program. Complete with an acted out Nativity with a Care Bear in the starring role of baby Jesus.
Here's Sage next to baby Jesus' manger
The aftermath of our delicious dinner, complete with Prime Rib, Ham, rolls, jello, green bean casserole, broccoli salad, and....well, I think that was all. Notice Heather cleaning...she's the official dinner clean up girl. I'm not sure that she's so keen on the title.
Look at those sick little eyes. This is just the beginning of a terrible sickness that would reach it's peak on Christmas day with lots of screaming and bleeding ears. Poor baby girl. (All was resolved with a call to her ear tube surgeon and some antibiotic ear drops)
We left Heidi's house Sunday night around 8:30pm and headed off to Snohomish to spend Christmas with Jake's family. We got there around 12:30am, and instead of walking into a sleeping house, everyone was awake and full of energy! It was like we had shown up at 5:00 in the afternoon. We were up until about 1:30am until we finally decided it was time for bed.

Here is Mya and Jaxon helping me make cookies for Santa. I'm not sure why Mya looks upset, I promise she was having fun. These two cousins were so fun to have together, and Mya was a good sport to put up with all of Jaxon's imaginary batman games. The cookies are chocolate chip by the way, and they were delish!Oh, now this is a moment that I will treasure forever. By some miracle I found a pajama set of Batman and Robin. Now you must know that Jaxon is OBSESSED with batman and robin, and refers to himself as "boy wonder, Robin" and daddy as "batman" and, mom as a "nice joker." At least I'm not an evil joker! So when he opened these pajamas on Christmas Eve, it was as if life had reached it's peak for little Jaxon. Nothing could top that moment in his little life. He was thrilled. This pose you see in the picture, is one of many that he made that night. He had finally truly become boy wonder Robin. What a goof!To go along with Robin, I had to find something special for Jake to open on Christmas Eve. Well, here you go! The dynamic duo in the flesh!

My knight in shining armor! Thanks Aunt Heather!Mya got a new kitchen for Christmas and Jaxon and Sage loved it. Sage especially. She spent so much time playing with it. She does have a birthday coming up!

Well, there's so much more to say, but those are just a few of my favorite pictures and the stories to go along. Isn't Christmas the best?


Laura said...

I LOVE seeing all the pictures that go along with your stories! LOVE IT! Jaxon is hilarious.

Bridget said...

What a fun Christmas! So nice you could be with your family.

Danielle said...

i love the robin pajamas. isn't it the best when you are able to get something for your kids that you know they will love.

hedrad said...

Oh happy memories!!! Thanks for keeping them alive for all of us...even though some things we do may be a little ridiculous :) Sure love ya! Thanks for being such a great sis. I'm a lucky girl.

Kelsey said...

Christmas is the best! It's one of those times in life you never forget. If you remember nothing from the whole year, you can almost always remember what Christmas was like. I love, love, love that you made your Mom's cheese balls! It's such a special thing to do. We had cinnamon rolls every Christmas morning, and this year I got to make them for my family. You know I'm not a cook, but I loved every moment of it. We took them over to my Dad's house to share with my family on Christmas, and there wasn't one person who didn't tell me how happy they were to have cinnamon rolls on Christmas just like always. Mom's are awesome! Christmas is awesome! You're awesome! Love ya!

ericandjanine said...

Looks like a fun Christmas...I'll get on the band wagon again soon and get mine caught up! I love Jaxon!!! He lives with such passion! My kind of boy!

brenda said...

I love how I can actually HEAR YOUR VOICE when I read your writing. You have a great style. Bring Sage over to play with our poor, neglected toy kitchen. I'll ask the girls if they are ready to part with it yet.