Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Up to my eyeballs ...

... in Christmas "stuff". Like everyone else out there. And therefore - not much blogging.

This week is busy with wrapping gifts, baking, cooking, last-minute shopping, and getting prepared to make the trek to Buffalo, NY on the day after Christmas. (Notice cleaning is not on this list? Yeah, given up on that one.) Oh, I am also trying to get enough sleep but Chloe is not helping with that one.

So I am just posting a few highlights of the past few weeks here....

First up - Our small group Christmas white elephant gift exchange. Always a hoot!

This is our friend Chad modeling the awesome sweater he scored ... can you believe this classic? Me neither.

Katie & Eric as well as Patti & Erik (with a "K") and their brand new little baby boy Sam. He is the one hiding under the blanket :)

Next up: Carter's Christmas concert at preschool.

I took this picture of him before he went to school.
Good thing, because there was no way I could get a picture of him during the concert... the insane parent paparazzi made it pretty hard to get a clear shot.
But we did get video at least.

And here is a little video of Carter singing one of his Christmas songs at home:

video
(...and please excuse the crying baby at the end of the clip. That's just ambient noise in our house!)

Next up: Neighborhood book exchange/Christmas party

My neighbor Kelly hosted and even threw in a few games like this "Pin the Nose on the Snowman" game. We all think she is a saint because no one else is nice enough to host 18 children in their homes!

Chloe didn't participate in any of the games.
She was too busy texting her friends that there was a cool party and they should get there ASAP.

This picture is just because it turned out so nice.
Doesn't Audrey look so grown up?
We're going to blink and instead of holding her on his lap, he'll be walking her down the aisle for her wedding.

Okay, enough for now. I'm off to wrap up some stocking stuffers!

And if I don't get a chance to blog again before Christmas-
Have a very Merry Christmas!

1 comment:

ErinOrtlund said...

Great photos! The one of Chloe "texting" was so cute! And that is a wonderful photo of Audrey and Chad. It doesn't seem like THAT long ago you were pregnant with her!