Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas With Mezmur, Rhett, and Mavis

Awww...Christmas.  This year we spent Christmas Eve in Salem with Dan's Dad.  We had fun tearing up Aunt Anne and Uncle Ryan's house while they were out of town.  We sat on all their fancy chairs and drank all their fancy wine (at the perfect temperature).  Just kidding.  But we did eat their chocolate and catch their toaster on fire.
 Murray and Dobby got lots of people food.  Not by choice!  Boy, they sure act out when their parents aren't home.  Sorry, A and R, but you may need to retrain your dogs when you come home.  I think their Grandpa is too lenient.
 I found this dress for Mavis at Goodwill a couple days before Christmas.  I love it!  I also love her muddy knees before church. 
 We ate chicken potpie and watched A Muppet Christmas Carol.  After the movie the kids put on their mama made Christmas pjs.  I LOVE how Rhett's turned out, but I don't love the girl's.  Too much fabric and not the cutest results.  I used Rhett's old Pac-Man sheets for the big kids.
It has a cute classic look, but not very practical and a little "itchy."
 Mavis was a royal wreck on Christmas Eve.  She wouldn't pose by the fire for me.
By the time we got home from Salem...I was spent.  I got the big kids to bed and was getting ready to take a breather to watch an episode of Revenge and make a Christmas pickle, then I remembered...we forgot milk and cookies!  Now, do I get Mezmur out of bed or do I just forget about it?  I was so close to skipping milk and cookies, but I got her out of bed and just her and I put out the Santa treat.  It was a sweet moment.  I'm glad I got her out of bed and was glad to put her back in bed.
 The tree.  Before the day was of those tea party cups will be broken, due to a little girl (Mezmur) "slamming it down."
 Here is Mavis' finished Waldorf doll.  I crocheted for the first time ever to make the hair and knit her a sweater.  Her pjs even match Mavis' Christmas pjs.
Christmas morning.
 Thank you sweet baby Jesus.  A piano I don't have to hear ALL DAY LONG.  Don't get me wrong,  I LOVE hearing Rhett play the piano, but we have a very small house and the piano is very loud.
 This was the year of Hello Kitty and Barbie for Mezmur.  She asked Santa for a Barbie for Christmas.  I was resistant, but I figure...I'll be messing her up a lot more than a Barbie ever could.  I searched Ebay for one that didn't look too much like a street walker and we ended up with a 1984 black astronaut Barbie. 
 Mavis liked her doll I made for about 2 minutes then she wanted me to take off all the clothes then she threw it on the ground and grabbed the doll she got last Christmas.  Oh, well.
Christmas was another success.  I made brunch for the family (mom, grandad, and Jay), which included our Christmas cranberry coffee cake, leek and asparagus frittata, bacon, sausage, and fruit salad.  For Christmas we got a Rancilio Silvia espresso maker!  Yes, we did!!!  Today (the day after  Christmas) I made us the best lattes ever!  Ever!  I can't wait for tomorrow morning, so I can do it again.  We stayed home in our pjs the whole day and went to Portland International Raceway to see the lights.  I'm not going to lie...Christmas day felt like the day that would never end, but I'm sure there were lots of memories made.  Like taking turns diving the car at P.I.R., learning what techno music was and learning about how to play the theme to Seinfeld on Rhett's new keyboard, and finally sitting down to watch another episode of Revenge while I worked on a Christmas gift for a member of the family for a later Christmas celebration...see?...the day that may never end.


Christi said...

Love the whole thing. Merry Christmas, you five!

Duncan said...

Well first I will address the toaster fire. . . Don't worry Ryan and Anne they did the same thing at our house and didn't burn our house down either. . . and the toaster still worked!! I think I remember having to get the kids up from bed for the Santa cookies, beer and Reindeer carrots. So Autumn I know you did the right thing!! You need to make sure the magic stays with the girls for awhile now that Rhett is in the know. . . Great pictures as usual and now that Christmas is over it is on to a NEW YEAR and New Lapour ADVENTURES to look forward to and the music will play on. . . Love to all!!!!! and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Anne said...

Oh you guys:) Actually the house was PRISTINE when we got home! I didn't believe you'd actually been here, but now there's proof. (And Murry might be fatter.) We're so happy that you all were able to hang out here and spend time with Richard. Our house is your house! Love all the photos too, and can't wait to visit you all soon. Kids look adorable in all the Christmas pics. Miss you guys!!!

Erin Sager said...

Fin and I were looking through your blog and Fin says Mezmer is so pretty just like I am....