Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Christmas 2012

I've decided Christmas should always be on a Tuesday - especially if everyone can managed to take Monday off work as well. We all started celebrating on Saturday and the fun continued all the way through Christmas. With a 3 and 5 year old around we also had kids at the perfect age - old enough to be excited and young enough to get caught up in all of the traditions.

My dad built a sled for my niece and nephew - they weren't so sure abut it at first, but once they gave it a try we couldn't get them off. The even nicely screamed "switch" after every round to remind Uncle J that it was time for someone else to ride up front.

 They chanted "snowballs" ride after ride and eventually figured out how to snow plow and collect snow on the slide while they road - snow that T ate nearly as fast as they collected it. (Don't worry, he knows the no yellow snow rule!)

On Christmas Eve we sprinkled reindeer food all around the yard so Santa and his reindeer could find us - which he did. Everyone must have been very good because Santa delivered in a big way.

"The songs are red and green so let's sing them"
Andrew and the North American Grizzly - Let the Snow Fall Pin It

9 comments:

Pierre BOYER said...

An happy winter day...
Best regards from Paris,

Pierre

Lisa Gordon said...

It sounds like it was a wonderful Christmas, Jamie!

I was a little "thrown" with it being on Tuesday this year, but it ended up working out very nicely.

Have a great day!

xo.

Corinne said...

That sled looks fantastic!! I have a snow eater as well... I keep having to remind her of that rule ;)
Happy New Year, Jamie!

Corinne said...

That sled looks fantastic!! I have a snow eater as well... I keep having to remind her of that rule ;)
Happy New Year, Jamie!

knitalatte said...

Jamie,
Love the sled. Looks like a lot of fun for the little ones. Glad to hear you were home over the holidays and got to enjoy your family time.

DecorandtheDog said...

Cute photos. I totally agree with Christmas on Tuesday!

Rosie Grey said...

Happy New Year, Jamie! And I'd second your wish for Christmas on Tuesdays :-)

i.ikeda said...

Oh how fun! N is 4 years old, so I know what you mean about being the perfect age for Christmas. And it was great that this year she got all excited about learning why we celebrate Christmas. She actually asked me to read her the Children's Bible (we read the entire thing over a couple of weeks).

Glad to see you back to blogging. And I have news: I'm moving "closer" to your neck of the woods (well, when you're not off conquering the world). I'm moving to Portland in just about 10 days!

Jerica said...

What a wonderful Christmas it was! Perfect way to spend time together with the whole family.

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