Tuesday, December 11, 2012

the decking of our halls

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we spent thanksgiving weekend getting most of our holiday decor up
and these pictures have just been burning a hole in my computer asking to be posted

kennedy was only 3 weeks old last christmas
so she missed out on all the decorating
and slept through the present opening
and was absent for most of the photo shooting

i made up for that this year
just pretend like i corrected the white balance in all of these, bc i didn't

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she couldn't believe dad was taking away her pile of lights and wrapping them around the tree

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naturally atticus came over to join the fun
this picture reminds me of THIS picture
clearly things haven't changed too much around here
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and in true atticus big brother fashion
he took it upon himself to introduce his baby sister to santa

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she didn't know what to think
although she did try eating him on several occasions
which was a surprise to no one

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then she got to wondering about the santa on the door

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and finally braved her way on over there to say hello

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and this was the first couple days of her standing on her own
which of course she's been doing more and more
and is something along the lines of a pro at this point

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so proud of herself

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i busted out beck's beanie from his first christmas
and maybe wanted to shed a tear or something crazy like that when i put her in it
because suddenly i saw a blue eyed baby beck in front of me - really, i'm far too tender hearted about these kinds of things

but since i can't help my tender hearted-ness
i went back to look at some of beck's first christmas pictures
what's that? you'd like to see them too? well, here you go!
Here Here Here and Here
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naturally i wanted to take one hundred seventy eight pictures of her in the hat
since i take (and post) one hundred and seventy eight pictures of everything
but the hat lasted about two point two

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bye bye sweet and tender i-miss-baby-beck moment

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but i couldn't let the moment go so instead i put beck's elf hat from last christmas on her too
it's probably time for me to stop living in the past

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so the boys did most of the tree decorating
which, as you can see, turned out perfectly

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this day of decorating also happened to be the bug's fifth bday

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atticus also took a break to make a new ornament for the tree

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so careful

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so proud

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and so serious about displaying his artwork

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alrighty, back to the tree decorating
where kennedy was constantly digging...

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trying to find ornaments to eat
remember THAT ONE TIME when i ate an ornament too?
yeah, she's my daughter

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and beck lost himself in the bells - the "tinkerbells"

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lip biting
while tree decorating

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and bell hoarding
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another ornament eater...
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getting caught

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 phew!
that might be a too many pictures record

alrighty - fa lalalala lala la la

1 comment:

An Ordinary Mom said...

Love all the photos!

Sadly I didn't take a one while we decorated our tree ... something about being busy with the four little ones and making sure they were sharing the ornaments and not breaking them in the process :) !!