Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Time Comes Once a Year

I can't believe Christmas has come and gone!  It always makes me a little sad when Christmas is over.  We had a great holiday.
Christmas Eve we went to a friend's for dinner.  We had steak (wrapped in bacon!) and did a White Elephant gift exchange.  And the Bishop's dog got run over in the midst of the celebration, which was a sad and weird Christmas Eve twist.
Christmas Day baby Levi woke up way too early.  Who programmed kids to do that on Christmas?  Once we managed to stagger out of bed, we made it out to the Christmas tree.  Santa left some very practical presents in everyone's stockings.
Baby Levi got an orange, puffs, and a sippy cup in his stocking.
Baby Levi lost interest in unwrapping gifts very early on, so he left all the fun to the old folks.
Action shot of Levi opening presents
We all got wonderful gifts!  Baby Levi got a lot of great books, including a board book Book of Mormon from Grandma and The Very Hungry Caterpillar from Grams.
He also got a great drum, a baby Ipad (not really an Ipad, but that's what we call it for funnies), a dump truck, and a golf set (we do live in Florida after all).  Plus, lot of great movies!
Levi got some great headphones, some new temple pants, Haitian Creole language CDs, a watch, and shoes.  I got lots of great stuff for the kitchen including a new mixer, new pots and pans, and a cool dessert cookbook.  I also got lots of sewing supplies and a ton of stamps and ink.  I'm going to be a very busy bee in 2013 apparently.
Wait, which Levi was this hat intended for?
Later on in the day we had friends over for dinner.  We had turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls, all the good Thanksgiving stuff!  And it literally was the stuff I had bought to make Thanksgiving dinner, ha.  Our guests have a four-month old baby, so we pulled out some old things of baby Levi's for him.
Baby Levi taught baby Keith the funness of the excer-saucer
We stuffed ourselves silly, then played Settler of Catan.  Which I won, naturally.
And then the day was over!  It was a great one.  We missed our friends and family spread out throughout the country, but it sounds like everyone had a wonderful holiday.  Merry Christmas to all!


1 comment:

  1. LOVE the pictures and updates!!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!