Monday, January 4, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

The last two weeks have flown by in a blur! We had a great Christmas and New Years!
Christmas Eve, Katherine and I baked Christmas Cookies and a cake, watched Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, and then we went to Matt’s parent’s house to celebrate. Katherine was very anxious to open presents! She got a lot of fun toys, so did Colin, but he was more impressed by the wrapping paper.
Christmas morning we got up and Katherine was so excited that Santa came and brought presents and ate all her cookies and drank all the milk we left for him. Colin was excited about that too!
We had a nice time opening presents and watching It’s a Wonderful Life, which is my favorite Christmas movie. Then we headed to Russell’s house for the afternoon. His house was filled with EVEN more presents and toys! The kids did not know what to do with themselves.
The day after Christmas, Matt was the only one that got dressed! We played with ALL their new toys and organized the playroom to make room for all their new stuff.
Katherine stayed home from school for the next week while I was off. Matt had to work most of the time, so it was me & the kids. I would love to stay home with them if I could.
I took Katherine to the indoor moonwalk place one afternoon; we went to see The Princess and the Frog and had a girl’s lunch one day. I got a cook book for Christmas, so everyday we tried a new recipe. Katherine LOVES to help out in the kitchen, she was really good when we made the lasagna! And she REALLY helped eating it!!!!
New Years Eve we stayed home and my parents, Russell & Lara, and Russell’s friend Dave came over. Russell brought over sparklers that were bigger than Katherine, she had tons of fun with them. Mom made homemade pizzas.. yummy! Katherine stayed awake the whole time, but was about 11:45 she was getting a little cranky. Colin woke up right about midnight from all the noise of firecrackers. So Matt and I rang in the New Year with two cranky little ones.. got to love it!
We had New Years dinner at Matt’s parent’s house with yummy steaks! Katherine had fun acting out a circus act in front of everyone, she had such a vivid imagination! We had a great time off and it was wonderful to spend time with our family

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