Christmas pudding (well profiteroles actually)! 6 years ago
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The new mobile phone we told her she wouldn’t be getting! 6 years ago
Little Jimmers opening his stocking presents – he kept putting his hand in and getting really excited when he found ‘nuver one’ inside! 6 years ago
This is a picture of Jacob getting the K-State Wildcats football uniform that he wanted “more than anything!” 6 years ago
Here’s a photo of Ella enjoying her first Christmas, attempting to eat an ornament. 6 years ago
Here are my 2 daughters on Christmas Day, enjoying their new pool toys…a pink lilo and a raft. 6 years ago
I am sorry it has taken me a while to contribute to this, as my Christmas has been spoiled by both myself and my husband having the flu. This photo shows my son on Xmas day with his new dinosaur book that one of his Grandma’s gave him. 6 years ago
Sonny had a great time both opening his gifts and playing with them. 6 years ago
“Were I a philosopher, I should write a philosophy of toys, showing that nothing else in life need to be taken seriously, and that Christmas Day in the company of children is one of the few occasions on which men become entirely alive.”
~Robert Lynd 6 years ago
This is his favorite thing. The old train set that was his dad’s and uncles’ that we set up around the tree. 6 years ago
She asked for Garfield and of course, she got it (I had to buy it online b/c I couldn’t find any in the stores!) but it wasn’t quite right…damn Santa! But she loves him anyway. He’s small and soft. Never thought Garfield was so loveable myself but she was intent on owning him and was happy to get it… 6 years ago
We all seemingly have that love hate relationship when receiving clothes as a gift. It’s not an issue when we’re tiny, but as we get older the gifting patterns can wear thin. It’s always socks from your aunt, or a new dress shirt from mom. You know the size and shape of clothing boxes, and anticipate them with dread.
That can change, though, when the wife understands. She takes pleasure in finding cool T-shirts, geeky or hipster.
But when tiny, they’re still fun. Here the chum shows off the new sweater from my mom. Great colors. And I asked him to smile for the picture, too cute. I’d never bothered to ask before now. 6 years ago
I didn’t think Tonka still made steel trucks, but they do. It’s funny to me that I have fond memories of my own rusting Tonka trucks from childhood. Can you say tetanus.
Anyway, here is the dump truck we had to bring home from my parents house at Thanksgiving. The chum likes to sit in the back and have someone push him about. He also needs help sitting in it; it’s a comical to watch him attempt to sit in it only to have it roll away. 6 years ago
Here’s the chum looking over his new train. Though the trains move under their own power, the chum insists on helping them through tunnels. Too cute. 6 years ago
The chum has many things to say about the trains Santa brought. When he first saw it, circling its track in the darkness of the wee small hours, he said, “Twain! In a tunnel! In a tunnel! Up a hill! Gonna push it.” and he did because it had started to slow way way down as it crested the hill.
The reality of the picture situation is, though, that the husband has all the good pictures – I mostly shoot 30 second videos – and I’m being kind and not posting his pictures since he has this goal and all too. 6 years ago
Okay, she’s a teenager and, really, joy doesn’t begin to describe what she expressed and, oh, if this picture had sound, well, you would think you had opened a “howler” from one of the owls in Harry Potter! What could inspire such ecstasy in a teenager? A new camera phone with the previously-forbidden text messaging? 6 years ago
We gave my niece (a junior in college) “funky galoshes” this year and she was quite thrilled. This photo captures just some of the merriment of our day! 6 years ago
Look how incredibly cute they are. I wonder whn they will no longer let me dress them alike… 6 years ago
The camera has a definite sense of timing. I came down early to replace the batteries and set it up to be ready to photo Q. It told me immediately that the recharged batteries were low. Huh. I put the old ones back in. Fine. I type in the date. Fine. Then it told me my chip needed to be initialized. The same chip I’ve always used. The computer has had a hard time seeing it lately, and I realized that the camera had chosen Christmas morning to bite the dust.
I called my mil and asked her to bring her (regular/non digital) camera. I’ll have photos, but none to post. ah well. 6 years ago
And here is N wearing C’s sesame street tool belt…
Why do they want to play with the other’s toys? 6 years ago
Day one of our celebartions. We have two more to go :)
this is C playing with N’s gift. A bit out of his age group… 6 years ago
....and he got to be Father Christmas’s helper and hand out the pressies to his nursery buddies! 6 years ago
The chum discovers that Santa has brought him a rocking snail. 6 years ago
Here’s Sonny, Christmas 2005. He wasn’t very interested in unwrapping and pretty much consistently had this look on his face all morning. I anticiapte a different responce this year. 6 years ago