Wednesday, January 23, 2013

times long past


i can't say 2013 has gotten off to the best start for me...  have you ever had the experience when you are tickling a baby and they aren't quite sure if they want to laugh hysterically or burst into tears?  that's kind of how i've felt for the last couple weeks.  however, no one wants to read a "poor me" post, so let's look back to times long past.  and, by times long past, i mean the wonderful holiday season that went by way too quickly (it isn't really "long past" but it feels that way, plus i wanted to use that phrase, auld lang syne and all...).  so, here is our holiday good times in a nutshell...  and, by a nutshell i mean an excessive number of pictures (mostly from my phone, as i hardly remember i own a camera any more these days... gonna change that this year)...

we got out all our christmas and advent treasures...

i took the vdm nativity picture with one cute little green wise man...

we went ice skating and enjoyed our festive downtown...

we went out in search of christmas lights for st. lucy's feast day...

we endured another christmas pageant...

we had a wonderful grown-up family christmas dinner...

we went ice skating again with our cousins...

we found the perfect christmas tree...

and went home to decorate it...

finn still hasn't quite figured out proper spacing of ornaments...

we visited "the santa house"...

we made gingerbread houses with our friends...

lucy wrote lots of little notes to the family...

we played a whole lot of catan (and initiated finn into the obsession)...

we made a silly christmas video for g.g. and grandad...

we got all dressed up on christmas eve and went to grandma sherrick's for dinner and then off to mass...

dot got super excited and couldn't go to bed waiting for santa to come...

santa did come and he brought a teddy bear...

a football helmet...

a bike...

and a catcher's glove...

and on new year's eve we took a bike ride over to gg and grandad's and hung out in their jacuzzi...

that night we played disney scene it and set off fireworks in the street...

and, of course, made our usual oreo cake...

merry christmas and happy new year!
here's to hoping 2013 takes a turn for the better...

3 comments:

Mary Weisse said...

Dot with the yellow Santa hat is just too good--too good.

The Bird Family said...

Love your traditions, love your kids, and love you. Also, I'll be there is just over a week!! That's got to count for something, right?

HeyChicago said...

Four is so very many when you have so much love to give each one. I hear you. Let there be more hours in our days. xoxo