Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The rest of December pictures-Christmas! Jenn and family visit! Cousins! More family!

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Visiting with grandma

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Cookie making!!!

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Yumm!

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Good work!

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Nora and Kaia!  A big part of our holiday this year was Jenn and family visiting.  So super fun!

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Playing with the gales old legos (of which I was always jealous)

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Reading with Jodi

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Back at home we had so much ice Joseph could skate around the yard!

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Christmas eve with cousins

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Santa baby

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The two babies!

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With grandpa bob

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Back at home after Debbie’s christmas eve party Joseph and nora opened their first present: matching christmas pajamas!  (I worked really, really, really hard to find matching pajamas in size 8 and 6 months that didn’t cost a ton)

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Ack.  So cute.

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Treats for santa and the reindeer

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Santa came!

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Christmas morning!  (Joseph was up at 3:30 begging to open presents, but we made him wait to a dignified hour of 5:30)

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After our house we headed to grandma and grandpas.  The celebration started—as always—with hot cocoa and cinnamon buns

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Cousins ready to open presnets

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I guess I didn’t get any pictures of present opening.  But I did snap a quick photo of these presents that joseph made for his cousins.  In the weeks leading up to Christams he made TONS of these little presents for people—completely on his own. 

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Playing with his presents.

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Nora got some squash in her stocking, so she also got her first time eating real food!

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She was skeptical at first, but then really liked it!  She would (and still does) open her mouth like a little bird and chase the spoon.

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Dressed up for Christmas (first time wearing tights—I thought dressing a girl would be easier than boys, but it is actually more complicated!)

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Next we headed up to see great-gram (Nora) and the rest of my Mom’s family in Lincoln.

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More presents. 

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More food!

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Joseph discovered a love for the trumpet.  The well loved family trumpet (so far it has been played by my aunt Eileen, me, my cousin Charlie, and my cousin Jasper).

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We spent the night in Lincoln.  Here we were visiting the next morning.

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And then some more time with Jenn!

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Hmmm…pictures out of order.  Joseph loves when we let Nora in the bath with him.

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But usually she still goes in the baby bath.

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Our first major injury!  Which actually ended up not being very major.  Joseph got a swiss army knife for christmas and was using it to open some really, really stubborn packaging and managed to cut his thumb.  It bled a lot and scared both of us, but healed up just fine.

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Back to visiting the Gale/Williams

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Pizza party!  Yeah cubbers!

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Probably the last time I can squeeze her into this onsie

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Opening presents at the Wells

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And then Christmas with Bob and Kate 

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Back to hanging with Jenn and family (pictures stolen from her blog)

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So cute.

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Joseph reading to everyone.  He started reading chapter books around this time.

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Sliding on a box (Sophia was not happy with the box breaking)

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I LOVE these pictures of us so much. 

And more pictures from our time with them:

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All in all it was a very fun holiday—very busy, but very fun!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Excellent, Ruth, thanks!~ Excellent editing skills and captions.

RB