Thursday, January 7, 2010

Christmas and New Year




We had such a fun Christmas. I swear every year just gets better with the boys. For New Years Eve we went to a friends house and shared it with a couple different families. There was wonderful food and a fun talent show. When we got home that night the boys opened a gift from Grandma Sherry that included cute Christmas p.j.'s and some new books. They both liked the books, but Tristan REALLY like his, on Christmas morning when he walked down the stairs, he completely ignored the kitchen and tool table we had set up, his stocking, and gifts, and went straight to his book he had left on the coffee table! Devan knew just what to do this year and it was alot of fun watching him open his gifts. Later that morning I made a brunch that ended up being quite good. I made a crustless quiche, muffins, bacon, and orange juice. It was a tradition growing up to have brunch at my grandparents on Christmas, so I'm trying to keep that (although mine isn't near as delicious!!) For dinner we enjoyed a Christmas ham, Chad's favorite vegetable casserole, and this salad (which is great the first day, not so good the 2nd though), fruits and veggies, rolls, and sparkling cider. Chad got me a fisheye coverter lens for my camera which has been a lot of fun and I got Chad a World of Warcraft gaming mouse that he thinks is awesome :)

The day after Christmas we did a little shopping to get the boys helmets for their scooters and to spend some gift cards we got from Chad's parents. It was awesome to have some guilt free shopping! After the shopping we took the boys to ride their scooters. Tristan mostly just had us push him around on his, but Devan went all out and got the hang of it really quick. We were really glad we had picked up helmets because Tristan crashed and fell right on his head! Later that evening we saw Devan had banged up his knee, so it looks like we'll need to pick up knee pads too!

New Year's Eve we decided we didn't want to be on the roads because of all the crazy people out :-P So we just spent it at our house as a family and had rootbeer floats. Sadly, none of us even made it up to greet the New Year. New Years we made some resolutions as a family.

10 comments:

Amber said...

Root beer floats are a tradition for us too! So fun!

Seth and Natalie said...

did you get your jammies at Costco? Because Rylee got some Dr Suess jammies from there for dance that are very similar, and cute! I like the bike picture. I think your New Years Eve was better than ours; we chaperoned a stake dance. hurrah.

Lana Cox said...

The p.j.'s were from grandma Sherry. I love that style. Chaperoning for a stake dance eh, AWESOME!!

Leslie said...

I love the fact that Tristan was more interested in his book than all the other cool gifts:) Great idea to make some New Year's resolutions as a family-wish I had thought of that-will be sure to do that next year. And I agree, Christmas with the kids just gets to be more and more fun every year!

Bree said...

Glad you had such a great Christmas!! I love that you're keeping up the brunch tradition! The boys look ADORABLE!...and getting too big! ;)

Michelle G. said...

Happy New Year Lana!

Laura and Brandon said...

Looks like your "thing one & thing two" have matching pj's now! ;)
I love those. Mom gave my girls some Dr. Seuss pj's too. She gives the coolest gifts.

lauren said...

Looks like you guys had a blast!! Sounds like you're getting a little old though---didn't even make it 'til New years?! hahahaha...just kidding, we BARELY did and basically missed it cuz we didn't have a tv or radio or anything. Lame.

Leah said...

Cute jammies! Glad you had a nice holiday.

Lerwill Momma said...

Lana, those photos of your hubby reading to the kids, is priceless!