Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas 2009

Christmas has come and gone. So quickly this year!

Let's look back and enjoy the happenings!

It was a great Christmas this year. The boys are just getting old enough to really share in the festive spirit and excitement of the season.

We had an extra good one this year... Daddy was home!

The tree was decorated by all hands.

The cookies were made.

We settled down for a very silent night.

Joey was the first up on Christmas morning.

Presents are always fun, but....

It's hard to compete with the self-powered Thomas Santa set up under the tree!

The dinosaurs were set loose and attacked everyone's toes...

Cabins were built...

and toys tinkered with.

We had a wonderful Christmas, and thank you to all our loved ones who once again showered up in their generosity and good taste! (you know who you are!)

Looking forward to 2010 ->
Jimmy will start Kindergarten!
Jimmy will turn 5, Joey will turn 3!
Joey will finish potty training (he's almost there! Yea!)
Visitors are coming!
Jeff will be gone for the majority of the year.
I will continue working at the Railroad and Curves.
I foresee many trains... and at least one venture off island...

2010 will be 52 weeks of Awesome!

Best wishes to all of you, have a safe and happy new year!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Time to do the Christmas thing

The day after Thanksgiving, I pulled out the boxes. Those magical boxes full of all things shiny and Christmas-ey. Joey was on it before I got the lid off all the way... this kid LOVES Christmas!
From that moment on for the next week, everytime I got even close to the door he would pipe up, "Christmas tree? Mama go get Christmas tree?" He was relentless!
And seriously, with cute like this, I'm surprised I lasted as long as I did with out a tree...
I mean, seriously, look at this face!

We did get a tree at Target this year and Joey was in heaven wandering around the tree display.
Ours came home and was set up, but we had to wait for Daddy to come home and put the lights on it before the decorating could start.

While we waited, we decorated the banister.

Put our elf Owen on the shelf.

Set up the creche... wait there's something wrong here.....

That's better!

We played hooky from school and headed to see the big man.
Jimmy was excited to see Santa this year. Joey took one look and ran up for a big hug shouting , "Hi Grandpa!"

THen we went for a ride on the train set up in the other side of the mall.

Mama! Mama! Look! It's the OR&L!!!

They waited very patiently so they could ride together.

Great fun was had by all!