Thursday, January 01, 2009

A Very Perry Christmas

This year was the first year of our marriage that we were able to stay home for both Christmas and New Years. For the most part, we hung out in our jammies at home and watched movies, ate a lot of popcorn and just enjoyed being together. I have to admit, though, that Christmas Day didn't feel like Christmas to us. I think it was because we weren't used to being at home without either of our families around and because Sophie didn't understand what was going on and was really moody. There's not supposed to be whining on Christmas. Anyway . . .

On Christmas Eve we stayed home and popped popcorn (big surprise).

Wow, she packs it in by handfuls. Just like a Phillips.

Here's a little clip of Sophie's first look at what Santa brought her. My mom sent her that polka dot chair and we got her the wooden table and chairs -- fabulous deal at IKEA ($40 for the set). That thing she's pushing around is also from IKEA. She latched onto one in the store, so we snuck one out without her noticing.

Pretty girl in a pretty chair. :)

Opening presents with Mom.

It's never too early to get your child a stainless steel cookware set.

Ivy and Dad crashed on the couch.

Sophie & Ivy on the couch. (We spent a lot of time on the couch last week.)

Sophie sure loves her sister. Oh, and she keeps grabbing her diaper because Steve had just asked her if she was wet.

Because I liked this one.

On Friday we headed to Sacramento to be with Steve's family for the weekend. Steve's parents were thrilled to have all of their grandbabies there.

Steve's parents (Rick & Judi) with my girls and their cousin, Nathan (5 mo).

Aw, Ivy's first cousin photo. She was thrilled to be there.

On New Year's Eve we went to a party with some friends. I thought it might be nice to actually put clothes on the kids (and on myself).

Ivy looks like a little ninja in this one. This pic is weird because it doesn't look like her in person.

Our three-week vacation is almost over, and Steve goes back to school on Monday. Ugh. With all of the organizing and de-junking we did during the break, I think I'll be able to keep things under control here.

Resolutions? I haven't really thought about it -- besides losing weight. (By the way I still managed to lose four pounds in December with all the insane munching I've been doing. Gotta love nursing.) I tend to make shorter-term goals. Like monthly or weekly ones. Or just getting the bathroom cleaned and the kitchen mopped in one day. I feel like a champ when I do that.

I'm off to the shower now. It's almost bedtime, and I . . . um . . . haven't had one yet today. Gross.


Kathryn said...

Gotta love the kids stuff at IKEA! I've been thinking about getting Josie her own chair, too. I just didn't feel like the crappy foam ones at Toys R Us were worth $25. I'm cheap, I know.

Christmas in Cali is different, for sure. But we've had to stay here for the past 3 years, and each time we find ways to enjoy it. And I don't miss freezing temperatures and de-icing my car!

'Till we Kiel over... said...

Glad you guys had a great Christmas! That little pink chair is SO cute!

Cassia said...

Our children got cranky ob Christmas, too. I think they may have gotten overwhelmed with the presents. I really need to remember that next year! (When Jonathan was 2 he actually was handing presents back!)