Christmas 2012

25 12 2012

This year we stayed home for the Christmas holiday since we are saving up leave for baby #2’s arrival in April…we enjoyed time relaxing and seeing friends. We spontaneously spent a night at the National Harbor too.

We saw a lot of pretty decorated trees and lights at the harbor.

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We enjoyed a great night of sleep and went swimming at the hotel.

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We really liked the new National Children’s Museum.

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Amelia carried around multiple baby dolls most of the time we were there.

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There was a craft room where we made butterflies and caterpillars (and took a few minutes to Skype with Grandma and Paul’s family in NY).

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Holding hands on the drive home.

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When we got home on Christmas Eve it was snowing!

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We set the table for a fancy dinner party with friends.

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Then we rushed off to catch the Christmas Eve service at church before the dinner party started.

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The dining room was full,including a kids table and multiple high chairs.

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It was a busy and fun evening with three one-year olds to chase around.

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Santa only had to put together a few things this year.

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Amelia was excited to see the presents on Christmas morning.

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She enjoyed a quick ride in her new tricycle.

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Loved pressing all of the doorbells on her little house.

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Thank you Aunt Gigi, Uncle Carl, Annabel, Andrew, and Caroline for the high chair- it might be her favorite gift this year!

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She loves putting the baby in and out of the chair (and wishing she could climb in it too).

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Thank you Aunt Carrie for the stool, she loves sitting on it!

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Thank you Grandma and Grandpa for the pretty new nightgown.

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Thank you Uncle Mike and Aunt Anissa for the farm- it was a very exciting box to open.

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Thank you for the pretty Christmas decoration Meri and Scott!

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She’s already good at multi-tasking- feeding the baby and opening more presents.

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We loved reading the Elmo book from Mimi and Gaga.

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Thank you Aunt Meri and Uncle Scott for the cute doggie.

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Paul really likes his new computer bag- thanks Mimi and Gaga.

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Even the new baby got new clothes from Mimi and Gaga (not sure Amelia is so happy about that, but thankfully she’s busy feeding her own baby).

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Cleaning up! (thanks for the vacuum Aunt Gigi)

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Time for the traditional egg casserole breakfast.

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Figuring out the stockings.

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It was a nice day for a tricycle ride outside too.

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December Photos

24 12 2012

It’s been a very busy month, I’ve not posted as many photos and memories as I would have liked. Here are a few from December….

A trip to Home Depot to pick out a real tree this year.

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All decorated (Without any breakable ornaments within Amelia’s reach!)

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We put the artificial tree in the basement.

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The carousel music box was was Amelia’s favorite Christmas decoration this year.

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We added a couple of deer to our outdoor lights this year too.

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A Christmas Present for Amelia- from cousin Annabel

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