Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas Wrap-up

So the holidays are almost over and we're about to embark on a new year with some new beginnings (still hasn't really sunk in that we are expecting another little munchkin in 2013).  Before we get ready to say goodbye to 2012 here are some pictures from our quiet family Christmas:

First up is our attempt at getting some free pictures with Santa.  Clearly Charleston cheaped out when it came to finding a Santa for the farmer's market:

We have been laughing about this picture for weeks.  The 'WTF?' look on Andrew's face takes the cake.

We were able to get my mom to take a picture of the three of us in front of our tree to use for our Christmas cards this year.  I wish I had gotten one with him smiling, but I guess I'm happy that he was at least looking at the camera:

We were dressed up because we were about to head to my company Christmas party.

This past Saturday we decided to suck it up and fork out the cash to get some real Santa pictures.  After waiting in line for 2 hours I was praying that we wouldn't have a meltdown on our hands.  Andrew did remarkably well:

We had a quiet Christmas with just the three of us and it was nice.  Christmas Eve after Andrew went to bed J stayed up and put together the train and village on the coffee table in the back room.  Christmas morning he showed it to Andrew and they spent some time back there playing with it while I made us some cinnamon rolls for breakfast:

 Then it was time for presents.  With some help he got the paper off of his workbench and went right to work playing with it:

After playing with that for a while we tried to get him to open the rest of his presents.  Once he saw the blocks and books he went to town scattering them all over the place:

I'm hoping eventually he will actually play with the blocks instead of just putting them in the bag and dumping them out (and tossing them everywhere).  But I guess at least they are foam so it doesn't hurt when I step on one.

And finally, here are the salt dough ornaments I made with his little handprints.  One is for us and the others for the grandparents.  They didn't come out too bad if I do say so myself:

So there you have it - most of our holiday season.  Now I just have to get through the next 4 hours of work and it's another 4 days off.  We're heading to Myrtle Beach tomorrow to do Christmas with my family since my grandma's funeral put a wrench in our earlier plans.  And we're still trying to figure out what we're doing for New Years. I'm leaning towards our friend's family friendly get together like we did last year, but we'll see.  Whatever we do I'm going to have to be stealthy about not letting anyone know I'm not really drinking since there is no way I want anyone to know I'm pregnant yet.

So happy holidays to you all and I hope you have a wonderful New Year!


  1. That Santa pic at the farmer's market kills me. KILLS.

    I love the ones you guys got done! Andrew looks so angelic on Santa's lap ;)

    1. He looks so sweet and innocent, doesn't he? ;)

      And yeah, we're still laughing about the first picture.

  2. Oh my gosh, the Santa farmer's market picture -- please submit that to Awkward Family Photos, haha. It's so awesome! I laughed big time.

    LOVE the ones you had done with Santa! Too cute!

    1. I know! That site was the first thing I thought of when I saw the picture. Totally belongs on there :)