Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas Season 2009

I am feeling overwhelmed. Not with Christmas--that is over now. Overwhelmed with blogging. I haven't been, and I feel I have so much to catch up on. All our Christmas activities. So I will just hit the highlights, with pictures.

There was lots of Christmas baking--pumpkin cranberry bread, peppermint cookies and toffee. Some for neighbors, some for a cookie party.

Vinnie had his Holiday program at school. It was adorable, of course.

There was lots of classroom parties to attend to. Vinnie had face/hand painting at his party.

Zachary made fun snowflakes at his.

Joey's class made individual gingerbread houses, which was very cool. I will definitely remember that for future crafting with the kids.

We decorated our own gingerwood house. Yes, I meant to say wood. It is a wood house that we reuse every year, and even decorate for other holidays.

Christmas eve was our traditional Mass, followed by lasagna for dinner.

The kids all hung their stockings.

We set out cookies for Santa and carrots for his reindeer.

Santa came! As usual he brought way too much stuff.

Vinnie received lots of Lego sets. He loved putting them together. Unfortunately, his little brother loves pulling them apart and now the pieces are all over the house, never to be put back in the shape they were intended. Sigh...
This year we had Grandma Liz with us, making the Holidays even more special.

Best quote of the season? That would be from Pete. After declaring how bummed I was that Christmas was over, and how much I enjoyed it this year, Pete exclaimed "Yeah, and you didn't even get bitchy!"

Now isn't that what Christmas is all about?


Suzanne said...

I'm laughing out loud. Pete's never afraid to speak his mind.

I can relate about the blogging. I still have more to say about Christmas. I'm holding onto the Catholic belief that the Christmas season is not over until the baptism of Jesus which is being celebrated on January 10th. We still have nine days left!

Mason would be so jealous of the guitar. We have the same situation in our house with the legos. Wouldn't you know that the boys now want to have their kits reassembled to shelve and look at? THAT is a project for another afternoon.

Loved all of your pictures!

Anonymous said...

lol dad you sweared and said the b word and mom that was the best quote of the season?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????


Cynthia said...

Well at least Christoper didn't eat the Legos like Lucas did!