Wednesday, December 27, 2006


We had a wonderful Christmas Day!! Drew was the first one up and Daddy played with him in his room with the Tinker Toys so I could get a little extra shut-eye before the day began. Then Jack woke up ready to eat, so while I fed Jack we watched the Christmas program again...Drew wanted to see the "puppet show." Then the fun began. John read the Christmas story which Drew knows pretty much by memory now [since I have only been reading him "Christmas story books" this whole month] and we sang "Happy Birthday to Jesus" which Drew ended by singing, "and many more!" We kind of got a kick out of that! Since all of my family and much of John's extended family live out of town, we had a lot of gifts this year. They just kept coming! It took us about 2 hours to open all the gifts, of course because Drew was so excited about each new toy and wanted to play with each one! And I couldn't rationalize making him push away each toy just to throw another one at him just to get it out of the way. I wanted him to enjoy each one...and so we all did together! Jack was so, so adorable and smiled and cooed the whole he knew it was a very special day. He made it through for about half of the time and was at his limit. After a lot of playing with all the toys, the boys took their naps and later on we headed to John's parents for dinner and gifts with them. [ pictures. Forgot! They say that happens with 2 kids!!!] It was a wonderful day with the family and celebrating Christ's birth.

Me & the Boys

Daddy & Jack

Drew in his Christmas PJ's

Jack's 1st Christmas


Leah (Parrish) Millan said...

O.k.-- where do I begin? First of all, let me commend you on the number of photos you managed to take on Christmas. I realized a day too late that I didn't get a single picture of AJ on his first Christmas. That was a bad moment for me. Second-- LOVE Drew's little Christmas PJ's :) He is such a little character already! Third-- Jack is such a little chunky monkey! Fourth-- glad you had a very merry Christmas! By the way-- thanks for your comment on my blog, but I cannot accept any "hostess compliments" until I am woman enough to fix a big bird and all the fixins' for that many people :) Sorry this was such a long post. Love to you my friend!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you guys had a blast together. I can't wait for little ones to change the season a bit...! Thanks for the comments on our blog. I still haven't gotten around to writing anything, but am waiting for the right moment, I guess. A wonderful New Year of blessing to your family from ours!