Friday, December 28, 2012

Photo Friday 2012 ~ 52 ~

Another year of Photo Friday is almost over.  I can't believe I've kept it up for 3 years.  I have a habit of not always finishing what I start, so I consider this a pretty big accomplishment.  Every year I struggle with whether or not to continue and this year is no different.  I'll think about it this week and you'll just have to check back next week and see!  I know that I have slacked off this year as far as blogging goes and I'd like to post more of just us being us because when I look back at old posts those are the ones I like the best.  I like the favorite photos of the week too because I can look at a whole year and see what we did in a nutshell.  Obviously I have some more thinking to do.  This week was jam packed with Christmas activities and I have a bunch of favorite photos.  I have a ton of Christmas photos to go through and I'll probably post a bunch next week.  We still haven't even finished celebrating because we still have to go to my in-laws next weekend!  It's kinda nice having it spread out like that so we can enjoy Christmas even longer than usual.  Although I do feel a little weird taking down my tree before all the celebrating is done, but to be honest I can't wait to get the house back to normal.  It always feels so big and clean when I'm done.  On to the photos.  Here you go!

I realize that this doesn't look very Christmas-y, but it was taken on our visit to see Santa.  I waited too long this year and decided not to go downtown to the Macy's Santa (huge mistake I won't make again) and we went to Bass Pro Shop instead.  You can take your own photos there too which is why I picked it.  It was nice, but both the kids right away commented on how that was definitely not the real Santa because he had a fake beard and my son said, "that Santa looks like a young man to me."  Which is true, he was probably in his 30's.  That was disappointing.  The great part was the toys they had out for the kids to play with and of course the huge aquarium in the middle of the store which my kids loved.  It had one of those bubble things that goes into the aquarium and it was so funny watching my son play in it.  He kept getting freaked out that he was going to fall in or something.  He warmed up to it and didn't want to leave his little spot.  It was so cute!

Christmas Eve at my mom's house.  I loved both of their outfits this year and I actually got a picture of both of them smiling!  A Christmas miracle. :)

My son was cracking us up during the present opening.  Grandmama had a crazy idea that we should start with the youngest kid and let them open all of their gifts before moving on to the next kid.  Turns out the youngest (my 3 year old niece) is the world's slowest present opener.  He was not happy about it.  The picture on the left was taken during her turn.  Grandmama finally agreed that they could all just open some, so he perked right up and was super happy about his new Ninjago spinner.  Sometimes it's frustrating having a kid who always shows his emotions, but on the flipside when they are showing their joy it's so fun to see!

I just love this photo of the boys playing with someone's phone.  They are so cute together. 

I love this photo of my kids with their great-grandpa.  I'm so glad he's still around and they love him so much.

This was taken Christmas morning.  She was so excited about her doll.  She didn't really notice the present at first and then when she finally saw it she said, "I know what that is!!!".  It was so cute.  My boy wanted this hat when he saw it in a store one day so we went and got it for him and he looks soooo cute in it!  The rest of his presents were legos and he was so happy about that.

I had to include some snow pictures.  This is the most snow we've had in a long time.  The kids were so excited about it and they've already built 2 snowmen and 2 snow forts and had a couple of snow ball fights.  We even went sledding.  I can officially be done with winter now.  :)  If only that was how it worked...

He fell down in the snow and needed some help getting up.  They were just a little bundled. :)

I hope you all had as wonderful of a Christmas as we did!  I'll be posting more photos and memories next week!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on 3 years of photo Friday! I love that one of Dean at the aquarium! The Christmas pics are adorable - your kids look so beautiful! Just wish I could see them in person......:)

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