Monday, December 31, 2012

Christmas Eve

For the second year in a row, we hosted my Dad and Jan for Christmas Eve!
Matt, Jack and Peter got right to playing.
Amanda and Bela, fast friends.
Thanks to Lisa, a family friend, for the recipe Jan and I enjoyed some Christmas Sangria.
After leaving the KFC tradition behind and enjoying many appetizers, we begun the present exchange.
Someone was excited to get another race car :)
Jack assisting Amanda with one of her gifts!
Our best photo out of many takes for the annual Christmas photo!
A fun evening with Mame & Papa.
After Mame & Papa left, we read The Polar Express. I got the book for Christmas in 1987 and my Mom started reading it to my sisters and I on Christmas Eve 1988. I plan to carry on the tradition with the boys!
Putting out cookies for Santa and celery for the reindeer before bed!
To end our enjoyable Christmas Eve, I gave Pete his present early so that he could use it on Christmas morning! A Keurig!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Saturday Christmas

I am finally getting to post about Saturday Christmas! We had a blast!
Presents anyone?!?
 Peter wearing reindeers :)
 Jack wearing everything he could find, haha.
The girls
 Time to open presents!
 Giving them their book and picture, they get one every year!
 We had each other in the Secret Swap and got each other the same cashmere sweater, LOL!!!
I just LOVE Box O' Gifts!!
Peter checking out some of the loot the boys got!!
Jack and Santa hung out a lot that day :)
Gwen Dora
Time for some games.....
Dessert before everyone heads home... another great Saturday Christmas!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Friday iPhoto Dump!

I haven't posted in over a week! My Christmas posts will be up soon!  I have been enjoying EVERY moment of this relaxing week with my boys. This is the first time I have used the laptop since last Saturday!

1. This morning my friend Jill came to Maine, so we got to see her for about an hour!
2. We enjoyed going out to breakfast with her!
3. Know how I say I could always write a post on wear Peter falls asleep? Here is a new one! On the way home from checking on Pete's grandmother after the snow, Peter fell asleep on Pete's shoulders on the two minute walk home!
4. We created our own sledding hill with yesterday's snow storm!
5. Reading the boys The Polar Express on Christmas Eve. A tradition my Mom started in 1988.
6. Celebrating the re-opening of Gorham House of Pizza with lunch last Saturday there with Bethan & Mackenna!

7. Jack all smiles after a bath :)

Friday, December 21, 2012

Friday iPhone Dump!

What a week! Some very happy moments and some very sad ones. To lose something this close to Christmas is so sad. RIP Ski Pietrowski.

1. The boys got to play in the snow on Monday! The shovels they just got from Auntie Cole on Saturday Christmas, came in handy!

2. Peter had his Christmas concert on Tuesday. It was so cute!
3. Nonni attended as well.
4. Took Kristen out to dinner as a thank you for all her hard work.
5. Jack was a little sneak and finished off his advent calendar a few days early :)
6. Merry Christmas from our home to yours :)