Hope you all had a merry Christmas!
It’s after midnight here. Everyone is asleep in their beds. It’s quiet. It’s a mess; toys are everywhere. (What’s new, right?) The tree didn’t fall or lose all it’s needles. And Jacob actually slept in until 8 this morning. A Christmas miracle.
He and Nicholas were so excited about Santa coming. It was probably the fastest they’ve ever gotten into bed (and the longest they’ve kept their rooms clean). I was sure they would wake up at the crack of dawn. In fact, when I was brushing my teeth last night, I heard Jacob moving in his bed (it squeaks). I was sure he’d get out of his bed before I could get into mine, but he didn’t, thankfully.
We’re full on in the make silly faces at the camera phase. Little hope of a nice smiling picture anymore. But I did get a couple decent ones of them in their tattoo shirts in front of the tree. (What does every little kid want? That’s right. Full sleeves.)
We had a good Christmas. You could tell by how quiet it was—with all the boys putting together their toys. Nicholas got this crazy knex rollercoaster. One of the cars even has a web cam in it. (Check out the picture of Nicholas pushing Jacob on the head to get him away from it.) It took Daddy a long time to put it together. Then he put together Jacob’s 100-piece Lego Hero Factory guy. Five minutes later Jacob ripped it apart “to build new guys.”
I got a digital picture frame, which is both really cool (you can e-mail pictures to it or set it to grab from Facebook) and really distracting because I sit here and stare at it. But good because it reminds me how truly lucky we are to live in such a beautiful place, to have reasonably normal, happy kids and to have all of you.
M O R E P H O T O S
From Christmas 2011. Shot December 25, 2011