playing catch up: Christmas

since we weren’t able to go to California for Christmas, we tried to make the most of it here in snowy Provo and it turned out to be a lot of fun.

I decorated the house even more to get us into the Christmasy mood and got to try my hand at some Christmas crafts.

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we also tried out this Japanese restaurant downtown, Osaka. it was really good and Elijah especially LOVED the tofu miso soup.

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no…. loved is an understatement. he OBSESSED over it!

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we also took Eli to go see Santa Claus. he was so good! it took a while to get a smile out of him but he did it. and the Santa also had the cutest costume I have ever seen.

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me and Elijah at Christmas

(although I don’t like how I look… I LOVE this picture of Eli. plus, he leaned his head into mine which is of course even more adorable!)

we also took Elijah to play in the snow for the first time.

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(what’s kind of sad about these pictures is that Eli already looks so different! he’s growing up too fast…)

we tried to make homemade gingerbread house but it didn’t work….

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so then we tried to make sugar cookies to decorate. and those turned out way too hard…. but they look kind of nice!

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eh. we tried.

 

for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day we spent it with my sister Rhiannon with her family. it was a lot of fun opening presents with her and her kids. they love Christmas like all 5 and 7 year olds and it made Christmas definitely that much more magical.

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Rhiannon got Just Dance 2 so of course we tried it out. you’d probably be surprised to know that Adam has some good moves! But Rhiannon will always be the Dancing Queen

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Adam and Rhiannon dancing from Megan Robinson on Vimeo.

 

Christmas was kind of a hard day for the little man we were up early opening presents and then were go, go, go from there. there was so much to do and so much to see and all the cousins to play with that a good portion of the day, Eli was like this:

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then he was like this not too long after:

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isn’t he so cute and chubby and delicious??

we love him.

later after Christmas I made a “Christmas Feast” just for me and Adam since we had a bigger one with Rhiannon and her in-laws on Christmas Eve. I just can’t pass up a chance to use our fancy dishes :)

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pretty much the rest of Christmas break we just sat around and watched movies. it was a much needed relaxing time after the hard semester. now we would give anything to have a break again…. ah well. until next time! right Elijah?

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(Elijah modeling for our new camera)

2 comments:

holli h. said...

I love the pic of E with the chopstick in his mouth. hahaha. so cute.

Natalie said...

i LOVE this post! Eli is darling in the last pic, but my fave is him with his mouth open in awe and amazement, playing with his new toy! He is adorable!