Friday, January 27, 2012

More to the story

There's so much want to remember about this Christmas (What? Christmas is long-gone and the last thing on your mind? Shocking!)

The way we made simple nativity scenes with the Activity Days Girls at church and Creed (forever thinking he is one of the 8 to 11 year-old girls) insisted on making his own (we only decorated the people and lucked out finding the stables at Target for $2.50)
 The way Creed's Mary looked starred eyed to say the least (I guess she just gave birthday afterall) and we carried those little people around all through the holidays.  I will forever treasure these sweet hand-drawn faces.
 The way Creed had to have this Rudolph hat, and I secretly had to have it too, because who can resist this?
 The way he proceeded to wear the hat all over.
 The way he was a dashing little wiseman in the live nativity at church
 The way it was the sweetest nativity I've ever seen.
 The way the reverence was smashed when they ushered all the cast onto the stage for a the last song and Creed desperately needed to use the potty.  I was wrestling with Ollie in the back so this is the only photo that we have, but oh, I wish you could have seen him hopping and holding his crotch through the whole song while earnestly singing with a look of desperation until Larry rescued him and ushered him to a bathroom the moment the song ended.
 The way both boys fell in love with their annual new Christmas ornament (Creed is oddly obsessed with the short cartoon Mickey and the Clock Cleaners, and watch are the chances we would come across this ornament?)
 The way he was not so thrilled in many of the holiday photos I took, and already has the look of a teenager obliging his crazy mom.
 The way Ollie knew which ornament was his and we found it in a new spot every day because he couldn't resist holding his Santa.
 The way the boys and I had a few adventures on our own like going on a scavenger hunt to find all the creepy elves around Gardner Village (Creed loved it so much that I swear he is already planning our trip back next year)
 The way their annual new Christmas books were loved to pieces.
 The way we came home with a million, zillion cookies that we planned to giveaway after my bookclub's annual Christmas dinner/cookie exchange and then we ate almost all of them ourselves.
 The way Creed glowed at his preschool Christmas program.
 And the way they still make four-year-olds sing the most random Christmas songs you've never heard of with a few classics mixed in.
 The way Creed was bursting with so much excitement as he left out cookies and milk for Santa that I thought he'd never sleep and he was out almost instantly.
 The way Christmas was on Sunday so we saw what Santa brought and looked through our stockings and then went to church without opening a single present and there were no complaints.

 The way Creed was thrilled to get exactly what he wanted.
 And ollie was happy to sit by bemused and not open a gift.
 The way we went to my parents' and met up with all my siblings families to open our presents and we could only get Ollie to open one.  After that if you approached him, he'd yell, "No presents, no!" and push them away so this bin of his gifts sat in our kitchen for the next two days until he got interested.
Christmas has always been a wonderful time of the year to me, but Christmas with kids is the best!


Larry said...

Indeed a Christmas to remember. Thanks for documenting all of this. I love the bemused look on the baby Jesus's face that Creed made, Creed's various Christmas costumes, and Ollie's refusal to open presents.

Larry said...

And Christmas with kids really is the best!

Mom said...


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