Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Highlights

Christmas Morning:

Anna's first Christmas nicely coincided with Atlanta's first white Christmas since the 1880's.
It did not take her long to get the hang of the present concept.

The oldest and the youngest!

The drum set:

Each year the kids draw names so each child just gets a present for the person whose name he has drawn. Scott came and asked early if I could "fix" it so he could have Peter's name as he wanted to get Peter a drum set (a cheaper used set off Craigslist). As cheaper used sets were not as cheap as Scott had anticipated, I said we would go in with him as we did not have Peter's present yet. I think I must have been heavily drinking at the time. Yes, our house is loud, but this takes it to a whole new dimension. We put the set down in the basement and as I listen to the drum sound coming up through the floor at night, it reminds me of the scene in The Two Towers (Lord of the Rings) where they are traveling through the mines and you hear the drums start beating from the depths of the mine. Not the most comforting type of sound to sleep by.

Eric's mom made the girls clothes for their American girl dolls.
She also made sleeping bags for the dolls - all very cute!

On to my parents for Christmas dinner and more presents!

Anna received a bike from my parents.

Our wonderful oldest 3!

Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!

1 comment:

Quotidian Life said...

What a beautiful family you have! I enjoyed reading about your Christmas and how sweet of your son to want to buy a drum set for his brother! We have the same loudness factor in our home with my 16 yo on drums--only no basement! Two doors divide him from the rest of the house when he practices, so that helps.