Friday, December 18, 2009

Our Christmas Morning 2009

Today was our Christmas morning! We're going out of town Sunday night after church, and tomorrow is the Children's Christmas party at church, so we decided to do it today and have the day to enjoy our "toys."

Jackson didn't really know what was going on, but he came in our room at 7:45 and went to Jamin, and said, "get up." It was so on cue!

Jackson is a SLOOOOWWW present opener. We will work on this!

Timothy, my little reindeer, trying to open his present (or eat it!)

Getting so sleepy. We put him back down for a nap right after the gifts.

Jackson playing with his new over-$100 wooden train that we got for $20!

After he played with it for a few minutes. He doesn't understand why you can't sit on it, crawl on it, etc.

Our first annual Boyer Family Christmas Brunch! Hash brown casserole, carrot cake cream cheese muffins, ham, eggs, biscuits, pears, and pink salad.

Jamin and sweet Timothy the reindeer

My cutie-pie!

Oh, the memories! I love Christmas. And it's better each year! Jackson is big enough to have fun now, but he doesn't fully grasp it. Even as I type, he is playing with the same old trucks he always plays with, and a few train cars.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

More Christmas Prep

We've been making ornaments the last couple days. We bought glitter Saturday night. Jackson was carrying the tube on our way to the checkout and somehow popped the lid off. So it spilled all over our shopping cart, and Timothy's baby blanket, and Jackson's clothes, not to mention the floor. Thankfully, it was a small tube, not the larger jar I bought of gold! Anyway, it has taken until today to finish some up because the glue has to dry, then add more glitter, then dry... all in between my regular chores and busy-ness. :)

Making Jackson's hand:

Other blue ornaments

The gold:

My baby discovering the tree today. I just had to make sure he couldn't get it in his mouth.

My little gift-wrapping helper. He was so cute, wanting the paper and the tape. So I decided to wrap him. He loved it!! For a few minutes at least!

Our wrapping jobs:
I love Christmas time! The sounds, the smells, the sights... it's the most wonderful time of the year. I have been playing Christmas music constantly, and today I popped in my Holiday Bayberry Yankee Candle tart... it smells SOOO yummy! Christmas really does have a magical feeling. On top of that, it's such a wonderful time to remember the birth of our Savior. Without Him, we wouldn't even have life, much less a wonderful life. Praise the Lord for this season, but most of all for His Son!