Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Interloper

I know I haven't posted Christmas day yet...but this picture cracks me up every time I look at it. Let's call it "The Interloper"...or "Middle Child Syndrome". I was just trying to take a cute photo of Jules and Xander snuggling on Christmas Day. Leia had other plans.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Christmas Eve 2011

Christmas Eve. We spent Christmas Eve in our favorite way. Spending time at home together, just the 6 of us. We had dinner, read the Christmas Story in our scriptures, watched a short video, and the kids exchanged their secret sibling Christmas gifts. It was very calm. Which was great, because Christmas fell on a Sunday this year, and we were hosting at our house...so Christmas day was a marathon of church, presents, cooking, more presents, eating, playing, etc.

Baking Girls and CCC #4

I did a substandard job of covering topics in photos over the holidays. Exhibit #1, I took this picture of my girls and I doing the annual baking for our holiday cake deliveries to a few friends, but didn't take any pictures of the wrapped up cake platters or delivery process. You'll have to use your imagination. On the upside...look at that little smirk on my baby girl. I could lick her little face off. "Look at me being cute while my sisters are doing serious baking work over here!"

Exhibit #2: 4th annual Cousin Christmas Crafts took place at the cousins' house for the first time this year. I took a few shots of the crafting going on, but no pictures of the finished crafts. I'm awesomely on top of things like that. We did some cute button Christmas trees on canvas (idea thanks to Pinterest), some 3 dimensional paper snowglobe thingies that I cut out with my Silhouette Cameo, and a cute reindeer flower pot thing that Aunt M came up with. The kids had fun, they always do. CCC is a tradition that they treasure annually.

Exhibit #3: I just loaded up my Christmas photos (138 of them) and found that I appear in precisely ZERO photos. Not that I enjoy photos of myself...but Zero? My kids will ask, where was Mama during Christmas 2011? Behind the camera, as always. :)