Monday, December 24, 2012

'twas the night before christmas

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as usual - please ignore the poor lighting/editing
we're just rolling with it

our kids are at really fun ages for christmas this year
everything is exciting and magical

we kept everything mellow and low key
and yet the kids had the time of their lives

kennedy waiting for the christmas eve festivities to begin

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i wasn't up for making a huge turkey dinner this year so we had lasagna instead
a frozen lasagna, in fact - see? i wasn't kidding about the low key-ness

i did, however, make a cinnamon roll cake
which is basically heaven in cake form
you can copy cat the recipe HERE
you won't regret it

K spent the evening practicing her standing and walking

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and beck just basically shot everyone

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and of course wrestled kennedy every chance he got

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finally darek decided to even the playing field
and pinned beck down so kennedy could get her revenge

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on both big brothers

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then it was jammies and christmas tree time

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i tried to get cute smiley pictures

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but it was a little hit and miss

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so finally it was wrestling time
check out poor K

she's wondering when i'm going to come save her - tiny pouty lip
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this was about the moment i decided to intervene - just before the double legged headlock

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and a little tree un-decorating

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and naturally, when i tried to get a picture of kennedy, atticus came on over
which i admit, i totally love

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and i caught beck's luscious little lips
which are usually hiding between his teeth

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then the boys devised this game

stand on the ledge
big brother jumps
little brother thinks about it
finally little brother jumps

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until they were too tired to climb and jump anymore

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oh little beck

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KG in her christmas jammies

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and beck joining in

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then we unwrapped our christmas book for the year

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and had a little story time

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and finally shooed the kids to bed so santa could come do what he does

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i hope your christmas eve was
merry and bright


1 comment:

cori said...

these pics are classic! i LOVE THEM!!!!