Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Our first Christmas with Nathan!

I think this was the best Christmas ever! We got to stay home (which I do love so well, though I also love our Christmases visiting family) so the kids got to play all day with their new loot. My amazing husband made most of the Christmas dinner, which was really, really good!  Max also did a lot of helping. He peeled tons of potatoes and mashed them, and also went with Pa to clear the snow.  I made Mary's broccoli casserole, which came out pretty darn good.  Then we watched Ralphy about 7 times. It just never gets old for me :)

Here's Pip in her new Renaissance dress and Maxwell's new guitar!  It gets more gorgeous the closer we get...





Here's Max hard at work peeling potatoes with Pa.





We had no choice but to swing little Nathan into dreamland while we got dinner ready...





Ready to eat!!!




Those carrots were soooo good, Pa.  I think there were enough mashed potatoes for 25 people. That was my fault, I just kept on peeling...





These are the pictures that the kids took! 
Max took this one of Pepere...



...and this one of Mimi...



...and Mimi took this one of her new little fairies arranged on a burp cloth held over from Maxwell's baby days. Notice the stitching says "Maxwell", a whole set made by Sister V :)



ice cream cake for dessert :)




Santa left me this very cute light-up dancing reindeer.



Hanging out after dinner and watching Ralphy (again).




We made these gingerbread houses at school.  I actually managed to come and help in both Max and Mimi's class!  It was a miracle.





Mimi and Mommy in our new matching pj's! 





And the next day Mary and Phil stopped by and the boys did some bonding :)
Really the best Christmas ever, because we have our little Nateskins!!!!

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