Friday, December 26, 2008

Surviving Christmas

Do you think me Scrooge-ish that by 3 pm on Dec. 26th all our Christmas decor was packed and put away? Even the tree? I just can't help it---it feels as if we have twice as many new toys in the house that have yet to be broken and sneaked away into the garbage, so I need to de-clutter somehow.
Moving on to the small sample of Chritstmas pix that I will share with the public...
Here is the Christmas Eve snow activity before moving on to the pizza/program/white stocking/cemetery visit with the C fam.



Christmas morn around 7:45 am: Here is Ethan's derriere, Mitch appearing to be standing on him, Ike's excitement at wearing new clothes, and Hub figuring out how to work a toy.



Christmas night in our new pajamas (this is only the second year of new pajamas. It seemed like everybody gets new pajamas for Christmas so we quickly caved into peer pressure). See what good little thespians they are? You would really think they were sleeping if you thought Noelle actually sleeps with her eyes open and Mitch sleeps with a constant smile.

12 comments:

LC said...

If I had to give that snowman a diagnosis it would be: morbidly obese. Fun outdoor photo.
Does the C. fam. really do all that stuff on Christmas Eve? Man, are we missing out.

stephanie said...

I noticed the fat snowman the other day at your house. What have you been feeding that snowman?

The kids lookes snug as bugs in their new pjs. way to cave into PP

Heidi Ashworth said...

Sounds good to me! Will you come to my house and put my Christmas stuff away? I only have three trees and oodles of other stuff--but you are young and clearly full of energy what with you getting all het up over nothing. :)

cold cocoa said...

I love how Ike is such a fashionista. Who would have thought such a sports-addict would care how he dresses?

I do think it Grinchy to put away the stuff on the 26th. It's like letter of the law vs. spirit. I vote spirit all the way. Let the season slowly close, don't go cold turkey!

Megz said...

Cold Cocoa--Leaving the tree up longer doesn't mean more presents later. Trust me. Let's just move on to the next important holiday. New Years and making those non-greedy resolutions.
And LC, for being only a couple hours away you do seem to miss out on some of the more common C traditions.

T said...

I am dying to put away the trees... the words "fire hazard" keep springing to mind with the real one :)

hOLLIANN said...

I love that you can get your kids to listen to you, even if it is to fake sleeping. Maybe you can impart of your knowledge to me:)

Lady Di said...

wow, i thought I was a scrooge for wanting to put my stuff away before new years. aren't we supposed to keep the lights and music on at least until 2009? i guess you are ready to move on to birthday presents. can LM guest blog for your big day?

Denise said...

You are so Funny! We always got jammies as kids too.

Sher said...

I think this year having the tree up has actually made the family room seem less crowded to me and I love the Christmas lights. Besides that I just gave away some of the boxes that I usually put things away in. I'll have to get some better ones. Megz, you could leave the tree up and put your birthday presents under it -- all for you!

big8smiley said...

I love your action photo of the excitement! It all sounds like a lot of fun. I'm happy you had a wonderful Christmas. :)

LC said...

Happy Birthday Megz and good job to your hub. That dinner and dessert looked delish. You're older than me now hee hee.