Thursday, December 29, 2011

It's Christmas Time...Well, It's Over Now

We had a fun Christmas. A laid back, low key Christmas...besides the crazies we live with, but how boring would Christmas be without kids? So boring.

Mavis only likes four people...Mom, Dad, Rhett, and Mezmur. She didn't like Santa at all. Notice Mezmur's face also...she wasn't too sure of Santa either.
I had it together enough to make a skirt for Mezmur and a matching dress for Mavis. My girls were pretty cute together.
These two were pretty excited for Santa to come. Santa went to bed too late waiting for a certain 6 1/2 year old to go to sleep and Santa realized too late that he didn't have the right batteries for Rhett's gift. You never know with could go one of two ways. Total drama or not even's a good thing he didn't notice or even care. We went to the store in the morning and got the batteries.

Here is Mavis and Daddy before church.

When we got home from church the kids put on their special Christmas Eve pajamas...made by me. Notice Rhett's "man pajamas?" Also known as Ralph pajamas (A Christmas Story). He is really cute in them.

The love you see here was a Christmas miracle. It was the magic of Christmas that brought these two together. Today is December 29th...back to normal.

Mezmur's pajamas are the super cute Oliver and S. kimono pajama pattern. I love how they turned out and she loves them and calls them her "cozy pajamas."

Santa came. He left a balance bike for Mezmur and a metal detector for Rhett. They were hits, but Mezmur wasn't too sure of her bike at first. She asked Santa for a princess bike and when she first saw it she said, "THIS is not a princess bike." Sorry, princess. Santa is not ready for princesses., I mean Mavis' gifts were the vintage Fisher Price ferris wheel and 'A' frame house and some guys. Well, it was for Mezmur too, but she isn't so into them yet. Challenge: To have Mezmur forget about princesses and realize the incredible coolness of a little people Susan and Gordan from Sesame Street and a tiny plastic sewing machine.

Christmas morning. The excitement grows while the big kids wait to come out to see what Santa brought. Behind them...a sleeping baby.

Mezmur, "Mommy, take a picture of our feet!" OK.

I got the big reveal on video. I'm glad too, because I have the whole, "This isn't a princess bike" disappointment on tape. It is funny to hear us convince her that it IS a princess bike, because it is pink and has flowers on it.

No questions were asked when Mavis got NOTHING from Santa. She didn't care one bit.

Later we had dinner at my mom's. Mezmur cuddled up to Grandad and said, "I love him Mom."

Once again. I was feeling very blessed to have Mavis with us...her first Christmas. I never could have guessed I would be blessed with such a beautiful family and Mavis adds so much to our family. Apparently she loves herself a lot too...she loves kissing her reflection.

I hope your Christmas or whatever you celebrate was filled with as much craziness as ours was.


Christi said...

SUch great pictures. And I love the gifts you pick out for your kids.

Duncan said...

I agree, so many great photos I know I have said it before but you have a treasure chest of memories in this blog and much more to come. I just watched my video of Mavis in our mirror when she was here, she did like what she was seeing. Mavis liked me when she was here!! Yes, I could see she was not to fond of Santa. . . I loved the photo of Rhett and Mezmur in front of the tree, oh yes the magic of Christmas. Rhett's PJs were perfect and no BB Gun for Christmas morning. As you can tell I loved this blog post but miss you all very much. Love to all!!!!!

Emma said...

I love the pajamas. How did you get the kimono style pattern? I have the new Oliver and S pj pattern but I haven't tried it. I LOVE the kimono style but it is out of print!! I have been trolling Etsy and Ebay for it but with no luck.

lori said...

Grrrrreat holiday pics! I love the one of Mezmur and her reflection in the tree bulb.

I totally forgot about the A-frame house! And I guess I didn't know the ferris wheel existed. Well, I know what to be watching for on ebay....just as soon as I build up a little paypal money by selling a few things. :0/