Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas morning

Here are a few pics of our Christmas morning. We opted not to wrap all their presents this year (this was something my parents used to do), but just arrange each child's gifts in one spot with their stocking as the marker to show who's gifts they are. We did have one "family" present wrapped under the tree. This is a great way to reduce the amount of trash in the morning and the kids get to enjoy seeing each others gifts.
It is such a delight to see how excited kids are on Christmas morning. The night before, Jake asked how early they could get up and we told them not before 7. So right at 7, as I walked out our bedroom door into the dark hallway, Luke says "Is it 7 yet?" and I about jumped out of my skin! And he is our late sleeper! Notice that there are no pics of Norah because she was sleeping in!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas Eve

Norah and her Daddy on Christmas Eve . . . she had a really cute red outfit on, but I must have put it on too soon because she pooped and made a mess of it . . . oh, well! Grandma and Grandpa Books ready to open some gifts!

Norah and her Daddy (again!) . . . she just wanted the paper!
The boys getting busted playing with Norah's new toy!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Snow is here . . . for now

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Finally . . .

On Tuesday, Micah asked "Are we going to get our Christmas tree in time for Christmas?"
Papa ended up taking the boys on Thursday to pick one out and we got it up and decorated!
That seems to be a big accomplishment this year for some reason.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Waking Up

Norah sleeps the same way Luke and Micah did when they were her age - with the blanket pulled up over their heads! It doesn't freak me out too much since we used afghan's made by Aunt Jan with nice holes in them. I think she is under there!? She's waking up . . .

Not too sure if it is time to get up . . .
Who's waking me up?
I love it when a baby wakes up happy!

Welcome Baby Samuel!

Snug as a bug! Doesn't he look like Terri? I think Norah might be jealous of all that hair!

Proud big sister Sophia!

Mom and baby are doing great! Congrats! We are so happy to have you join the family!

5 month pics!

Can she really be 5 months old already? She is getting so big!
She is starting to reach for our cups and is watching us eat with interest, she survived her first cold :(, and has found her feet.
So much to do! Enjoy the pictures!

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