Tuesday, January 18, 2011

catching up with...christmas!

if you had told me that it would take me nearly a month to get up the pictures from christmas, i would have laughed and thought...no way!  well here we are...i guess it hasn't been a full month quite yet.  it seems like forever ago.  it is always so nice to be home in birmingham with family; though i feel like we never really get quality time with anyone during the trip because there are so many to see!  we had a marvelous visit regardless of the duration and it is so wonderful to experience such a blessed and magical time of year with the girls! 

jay reads "the night before christmas" to the girls every christmas eve but this year audrey wouldn't sit still!  she was "flippin and floppin" EVERYWHERE! 
i mean could she have had less interest in reading the book?!?

christmas morning, hadley got up earlier than we would have liked but we kept her in the back of the house because we all know audrey likes her sleep!  well, we not only had to keep her away from the living room where santa had filled stockings and left other goodies but we also had to keep her from the swing set santa left in the back yard.  we had been letting her watch tv in our room and i went to put some things away in her room (the very next room, mind you) and all of the sudden jay and i hear exclaimations of "i got a swing set!  santa brought a swing set!"  this is how i found her... 

it was the most precious thing ever heard but what possessed her to look out the window?!?!?!?!? more on the swing set later...between travelling and weather, the poor girls had to wait like 10 days before they got to enjoy it!

both girls enjoying their new babies.  audrey also has a nice chunk of wrapping paper that she had been chewing on; i am pretty sure she is looking at jay wondering why he is telling her not to eat it when i snapped that pic.  little did we know she was cutting her first molar and then proceeded to cut 6 teeth since the week before christmas!  that is right people...6 teeth in 4 weeks!  do the math...she has been less than thrilled with life...  hadley just wanted to feed her baby "the white bottle".

the weather was frightful christmas morning but we had to take the girls out to see the big present from santa!  santa spent A LOT of time working on this but managed to get it done in one day!  and mr and mrs claus would also like to thank uncle todd for his help!  it had rained all night and the thing was soaked!  hadley kept telling us it was dirty and asking jay to clean it.

this was audrey's first road trip in a front facing seat...she had been all twisted trying to see the tv for the last few trips but this time it was easy peasy and she even kept the head phones on; briefly. hadley spends 99% of her viewing time holding the stinking head phones no matter how many times we explain that they stay up on their own...

does anyone remember alphie?  justin and i had one growing up and hadley got one for christmas this year!  i've got to say the 80's version is way cooler than the updated version but she likes it and is learning and i suppose that is what matters.  audrey on the other hand couldn't be more excited about her new lamb blankie.  we have too many of the little angel dear blankies but they get so gross so quick...  she also got a few new books!  she has never been too much for sitting still but the touch/feel books are pretty good at holding her still for a bit until she decides she needs to hold the book and close it so you have to recite it instead of read it!

in order to get a picture of all three grand daughters we had to put the girls in campbell's wagon to keep audrey from crawling away but getting all three to look at the camera was just not happening!  who knows what they were looking at here...but aren't those pjs the cutest?!?

the girls also got matching diaper bags from pops and grammy for their babies!  these are so very precious and have been a big hit!  they both carry them around but you can see a is just happy to check out the velcro; probably one of her favorite things right now!  does anyone have any suggestions for hadley's bed hair!?!

several of these pictures (and ones from the upcoming snow post) were taken with casey and eric's camera and their brand new lense. i am not normally a "i need that camera thingy" but i need that lense...i am hoping the girls find me worthy of a fabulous mother's day gift..........

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  1. Such beautiful girls!!! I want that camera thingy, too. What kind of camera do you have??

  2. LOVE those red and white polka dotted jammers!!!!

  3. we have a nikon d40x. i do LOVE the camera but we have an extra large zoom lense, so shooting anything in low light is IMPOSSIBLE with it... eric and casey have a d90 (i think).

    aren't those jammies the cutest?!? i didn't realize when i ordered that they had the little "crystal" buttons but that just made them extra cute! they don't wear them much though because there are no leg buttons! so to potty or change a diaper requires you to take them completely off; their only downside in my opinion.