Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Santa, Baby..."

Here are a few pics from Lilah's terrifying trip to see Santa. I know it's past Christmas but I wanted to post them anyway. I was waiting for Tim to scan up the actual Santa picture but that does not look like it's happening anytime soon.

Here she is, oblivious to the terror she is about to experience.

"What?? I can mail a letter to Santa right here at the mall?"
"Let's see. I want a dolly and some new pacifiers and some pretty markers so I can draw on the walls and hardwood floors."

"Daddy, I want to put the letter in all by myself!"

"Now I am going to write another letter."

"Look, Mommy!! Here he comes!!"

"Hi Santa!!! I love you!!! But I sure as heck don't want to come sit in your lap!"

"Mommy, NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!"

Last Sunday pics of 2009

Will we carry on the tradtion in 2010??
You'll just have to check back in and see.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Our Christmas 2009

I just realized that this month marked the 2 year anniversary of our little family blog. It's getting hard trying to keep it updated but I realize that Grandmothers rely on it to see what's happening in their grandchildren's lives, so I'll keep chugging along.
We had a great Christmas. It was Lilah's first year to really know what's going on and get excited about opening presents.
McGwire put out carrots for the reindeer and cookies for santa. He also treated Santa to smore snowmen this year...complete with a carrot sliver for a nose!

McG woke us up at about 2AM, excited to see that Santa had come. I was not a bit amused so we sent him off telling him to open his stocking but to leave everything else alone. Tim threw in a "don't let me see your face again 'til 6 o'clock"!!

When Tim woke up at six to put the turkey in the roaster, he found McG sound asleep on the couch next to the presents!

After his daddy had to wake HIM up, McG was excited to be able to wake everyone else up....except Lilah. We wanted to be able to get our stuff out of the way before we let the tiger out of her cage.

McG got lots of gifts. Movies, games, nintendo dsi, hockey gidgets and even a nerf shooter. All sorts of stuff.

He also got a BB gun,


and a new hockey mask!

Brannon got his beloved sparkling grape juice,

a weird hat,

much needed socks and underwear,

a really cool pea coat, shirts and jeans,

a couple of movies and lots of other stuff.

After Lulu's traumatic visit to see Santa, we weren't too sure how she was going to react to the thought of him actually coming to her house, but she did pretty well.

Still sleepy.

She loves this present even before unwrapping it.
Inspecting the fine wrapping job.
She got llot's of stuff, including: fake food and dishes for her kitchen,

a cute teddy bear and pet fake hamsters,

an angel for her Christmas tree,

several puzzles and a couple of books
and a new baby doll!!

Later in the day, Lilah was seen loving on Daddy
(wearing one of Daddy's creations)

and playing on her new laptop.

Mac was surgically attatched to his new video game system,

Brannon was trying to escape his picture being taken,

and Tim watched his new movie on his christmas present!!

Me and Picky and Grampy got a few things as well this fine Christmas day but mananged to escape documentation from the camera!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Nothing like a mall Santa to get you ready for Christmas morning,

I really did enjoy the bloody covered skulls shirt that Santa's helper had on...Nice and festive.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Mad sewing skillz

Lilah was in desparate need of a monogrammed stocking this year and I was not willing to pay for one so I improvised. I found a cute stocking on someone's blog and decided to try to duplicate this persons craftiness. I liked the way it turned out but would hate to have anyone look too closely at it because it looks a whole lot better from afar!

Here's last weeks Sunday pictures. I am not sure if we'll be able to do pictures this Sunday or not since Tim is recovering!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas card picture preview

Tim took 90 pictures for our Christmas card and not one came out like I wanted. There are only 2 that weren't as bad as the other 88. Maybe next year will be better?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Good 'ol hockey game

Hockey season is in full swing. McG is on 2 teams again. Tim is coaching one team and assistant coaching the other team, plus he's the commissioner for the 12 and under league too. Me and Lilah are just fans of the goalie!

Both teams have won 3 games and lost a game.

Little sister loves to go to the hockey rink, but not to watch the game.

She mostly runs around like a mad woman and wallows around on the filthy floor trying to find scraps of popcorn and candy to eat!