hope you had a very merry christmas! this christmas was one of my favorites. we spent it here in the city and enjoyed hosting our families. (we successfully made christmas dinner for 12 people!) the winter weather wasn’t terrible either, so we were able to get out and spend some time around new york doing a few of our favorite christmas activities once again with everyone. and with so many people wanting to play with eleanor and samson and hold little conrad, mama was able to sneak in a nap or two which was just heaven. here are just a few quick iPhone shots from the weekend….
christmas jammies! sometimes it’s super fun to be that annoying family wearing matching pj’s. this is the sort of thing i live for. haha.
josh spent a good portion of the afternoon on christmas eve making his ginger cookies for everyone. i’ve never seen anyone eat so many, either. for a man who doesn’t like baked goods, he sure has a soft spot for ginger cookies. and a shot of the sweetest hand carved wooden spoons in my christmas stocking this year.
baby conrad’s first christmas! and a little electronic “busy box” my dad made eleanor and samson for christmas. it makes all sorts of sounds and noises and has a microphone that turns your voice into a robot! there are also endless lights and knobs and switches, so it keeps them entertained. we love it, it’s a fun little gift… even if it’s been maybe driving me nuts (the volume knob works really well, unfortunately. ha.)
all four of my siblings here at the same time! it was so much fun! and my baby brother is taller than me now which i don’t want to talk about. also, a snapshot of christmas dinner on the right!
while my family was here, josh and our fathers blessed conrad at church on sunday. it was a really special day for our family and i’m so glad we were able to share it with all of our family. the baby blessing was beautiful and such a sweet note to end the wonderful christmas weekend with. my family helped us take down all of our christmas decorations and the tree last night, and while i’m kind of happy to have more of my space back and clean and de-cluttered just a bit from all that christmas stuff, i also can’t wait for next year? why am i so weird like that? i don’t know, but christmas is seriously the greatest. hope you had a beautiful holiday as well.