Friday, February 12, 2010

Christmas 2009

Chase found the Target toy catalog and circled everything he wanted for Christmas. He wouldn't put it down as you can see.
Patrick's wish list was the Wii and a WWE wrestling ring.

Chase loves any and all instruments especially his "tooooba" which is actually a trumpet. He loves to play with guitars, pianos, and of course drums. His wish list this year was simply drums that have "a bunch of parts" and a Yo Gabba Gabba! boom box.

We took a trip to Bass Pro Shops and made a day out of it. It's a really neat place but I recommend not going while Santa is there. We had lunch, coffee and ice cream while we browsed.

Patrick thought it was rather silly to take a picture with the snowman (note the forced grin).

This is the first and probably last time we were able to get a picture with both boys willing to sit with Santa.

Although Chase would not speak a word to the strange man in the red suit... he had no problem chillin' with Frosty!

Those sweet lil sneaky grins. I love 'em!

Tree in the playroom. This is the first tree that went up and the one that took the longest. I let the kids pick the lights, garland and topper. As you can see, they chose red lights, real popcorn garland and a traditional star for the topper. The popcorn took 3 days to string but actually is my favorite thing we did this year and will more than likely become a family tradition. The ornaments on this tree belong to the boys. They made some of them, were given some of them, found some at yard sales, and they each pick out a new one every year. It will be interesting to look back and see how their interests changed every year.
This year Patrick picked out a Nascar ornament and Chase chose Sesame Street. We also have added one Alabama ornament and one Auburn ornament. Patrick set up his Thomas train set around the tree and surprisingly it has stayed there.

1 comment:

  1. I used to do the same thing with the catalogs through out the year...just in case. LOL!!! I love it!