Saturday, December 27, 2008

Merry Christmas!

We hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas with all of your friends and families. We enjoyed our Christmas, it was so much fun with Jacob, even though he doesn't quite understand the concept of Santa and Christmas yet, he was a joy to be around and we are so lucky to have him in our lives! We had a true White Christmas, not only did we have snow on the ground, but it snowed for a few hours during the day. It was beautiful to see the flakes out the window while we unwrapped our gifts by the tree.

Darel and my mom came over for Christmas Eve dinner. We also picked up Nate's dad from the train station that evening and he went home this afternoon. Jacob had such a great time with him!

Grandma and Jacob snacking on some dinner rolls, yum-yum!

Darel would push Jacob on his car - really, really fast... it was so CUTE! As you can see in the picture below, Jacob has a huge grin on his face and is laughing. When they reach the end of the room, Jacob backs the car up so Darel can push him again (Jacob also waves bye-bye to everyone while doing this).

Making sugar cookies (okay, not homemade this year) trying to cut back on goodies around the house, but we bought some cookies just for Santa! Jacob and Nate decorating the cookies together.

"Look what I made for you Santa... don't forget about me!"

"Hmmm... I don't think Santa would mind if I take one, or two."

Christmas Morning!
"Yeah, look what Santa brought me!"
Jacob loves this piano, he loves music, so this is a perfect gift for him! It does so many different things, even Nate and I haven't figured it all out yet. (And it has volume control - thank goodness, thanks Santa).

Santa even made a special delivery to grandma's house!
Boo and Derr (for those of you that do not speak 15 month language, translation is Pooh and Tigger) chair and stuffed animals, Jake's favorites!

After everyone opened up their stockings, Jacob promptly removed the bows and ribbons off most of the presents. He would walk around the room and give everyone a bow, at least he is sharing.

I believe I have lost my previous job as gift distributor... Jacob will hand you a present (whether it's yours or not).

Opening his first Christmas present - Legos!

Everyone scratching lottery tickets, hoping to becoming millionaires on Christmas day. We only won $13, maybe next year.

Jacob got a lot of books from grandma!!

Jacob helping grandma open her gift.

We took a break for awhile so Jacob could take a nap (plus there was 10 or so more presents for him to open) and he was a little burnt out. As you can see, after a nap, he was ready to get back into ripping into some wrapping paper!

Merry Christmas Everyone!


cameron said...

hey there jess! glad to see you guys had a great christmas! looks like you guys had a real special time with the fam on jacob's first christmas. they get better actually when they know what's going on more. he's such a cute kid. i'd love to get legos and boy toys for a kid! instead, i spent my morning assembling a giant doll house, and playing polly pockets. whoo hooo! i think i take the cake for dad most expert at playing/dressing barbies and playing dress up. go dad! anyway, glad to see you had such a great holiday. hope to talk to you soon ok? miss you, cam