Sunday, January 16, 2011

Christmas Day 2010

Santa came!

And he brought the much-anticipated candycanes...

And a present for Dixie...

The aunties came over to assemble the new tent...

Christmas at Papaw's

Friday, January 14, 2011

Christmas Eve 2010

So I figured it was about time to post pictures from Christmas. In true Lauren fashion, I am behind, I know, but our laptop and blogger must not get along because it takes sooo long to load pics...and of course I have a ton I would like to share.

We were really excited about Christmas this year since Avery was a little older and could get more into it. Of course, she still didn't really understand the Santa concept, but she was excited about her presents. When I asked her what she wanted Santa to bring her this year, her response was "A candy cane....a camel...a book!" Any other time she was asked, she would always respond with "A candy cane."

Her favorite thing about Christmas this year was "Frosty the Snowman." I introduced her to the Christmas movie classics and she became pretty obsessed with Frosty. She managed to confiscate my mom's stuffed Frosty and has slept with it every night ever since. Her nana also gave her a small stuffed snowman which Avery refers to as "Lil Snowman." And wherever there is Frosty, Lil Snowman is sure to be there too. Avery insists on watching "Frosty the Snowman" and "Frosty Returns" quite often and can usually quote the movies. When telling my parents goodbye one day, she told them "I'll be back on Christmas day!"

Avery also learned how to sing "Jingle Bells" this Christmas and would sing it all the time. While she stayed at my parents house, her and my dad would usually sing it with some form of accompaniment (piano, recorder, tamborine, etc).

Christmas this year was really wonderful. I was so thankful that Shayne wasn't scheduled to work and we were able to enjoy Christmas together as a family. It was also nice to be blessed with a white Christmas this year!

Christmas Eve, we got together with my family and Shayne's family...

Avery with her cousin Cameron

My niece, Bridgette (on the right) with her cousin Elliette

Avery with her uncle Shannon

My 3 nephews

My niece, Alex

Me & my daddy

With my brothers & parents

The whole family

Christmas at nana's house...

Shayne's sisters, Devan & Paige

Fun with "cousins"

You know you're getting old when you ask for a coffee maker for Christmas...

Covering her eyes for the big one...

She was way too tired to be excited...

More to come soon!