Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Christmas Decorating

This past weekend we took the kids up to Aunt Patti and Uncle Steve's house to help decorate their tree. I never discussed on the blog that we lost Steve's dad, Larry, this past summer right before Brooke was born. Yes, it's been an intense year for my whole family not just Mike and myself. So this is the first holiday season we're spending without Grandpa and it was decided that we should begin the season with a happy decoration get together! This was also Lindsay's first time decorating a tree. This Christmas is really fun with Lindsay. She is so into the lights and the idea of Santa and all of it. It should be a pretty exciting Christmas eve and morning for us this year. Not to mention it's baby Brooke's first Christmas as well. We're so sad that grandpa isn't here to celebrate with us. Lindsay and he had a very special bond and I hate that Brooke never got to meet him. He would have loved her smile! But we know he's watching over all of us now...

Lindsay all bundled up to go swing (one of her favorite things to do at Aunt Patti's house)

Brooke meets Aunt Claire (grandpa's sister) for the first time.

Lindsay is already scaring us to death. This is our friend Jeff. She LOVES him. She called him her BOYFRIEND and I am totally serious. I asked her tonight who Jeff was and she answered "my boyfriend". We are in soooo much trouble! Jeff is fabulous with her. She cornered him on the couch and talked his ear off, made him play a memory flash card game with her and subjected him to pushing her on the swing in freezing tempertures and we never heard a complaint out of him! Thanks Jeff!

Lindsay and Uncle Steve playing their Reindeer games!

Donna and Lindsay decorating the tree together

Lindsay would clap every time she got one on the tree with no problems.

Here is a close up picture of the chain link decoration that Lindsay made with a little help from Aunt Pat and Aunt Claire

The finished product!


PEACE!








11 comments:

Kimmie Kay said...

What fun, and such a pretty tree! So, is Jeff Lindsay and Donna's new boyfriend?!

MBKimmy said...

Love Love the photos - they girls are too cute!
Hope you are doing well and getting rest too!

Andrea said...

Lindsay sure is at the right age to enjoy Christmas! She will remember it next year too-David did!

The Partins said...

Love the antler pictures!!

As to Alaska, we LOVED the Alaskan cruise and want to go for our 10 year anniversary. I thought it would be old but the median age we encountered was mid to late 30's.... we had people our age and there were even a good many little kids on board. Don't get me wrong, there was a lot of white hair on board, but you only really noticed it at meal time because they were all at the front of the line to get in first. The scenery was GORGEOUS... The ports of call were pretty interesting and you go on a HUGE ship and it was fun to explore. I HIGHLY recommend it. BUT what I recommend even more is doing the train ride excursion that takes you to the cruise. I had a friend do that and you see even more wildlife and scenery. You stay on the train for a few days then get on the ship... That's what we will do next time.

Katy S. said...

Looks like you all had a great time!!

Anonymous said...

Awwww, Linds looks so cute and excited decorating the tree. You are right she will really GET IT this year! How exciting with her and it being Brooke's 1st!!!

Tara said...

Post queen! I hope you had a good day off. All of the pics are great!

Anonymous said...

the tree looks great! and, it looks like you guys had a lot of fun decorating it!

how cute is that, that lindsay calls your friend jeff her boyfriend. my 3 year old niece has her own way of "flirting" with boys/men. it's funny to watch!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, a new post! Lindsay will love Chirstmas this year. It is so much fun to share the magic of the holidays with kids!

Heather said...

I love watching little kids get the concepts of Christmas - Laney is talking Santa too. The tree turned out lovely.

Heather said...

I love watching little kids get the concepts of Christmas - Laney is talking Santa too. The tree turned out lovely.