Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas 2009 : "Not a finga" and other traditions!

Cici with one of the boys silver shoe ornament.

I am perched up on our couch in the basement with one baby on my left and the other in my arms. We are watching A Christmas Story for probably the third time this month. The part where the dad hears the crash from the other room and sees his "fragile" lamp broken to bits it's playing. It's my favorite part! He ceases upon the fragments of his "major award" and mutters something about glue and then grabs the lamp yelling as he exits the room "not a finga" to his wife. I can't help but laugh and wonder, once again, what he meant by this. This scenario played out several times during the holidays and it reminded me of the joy that traditions play in making the holidays perfect.

Our new ornament this year celebrating our A Christmas Story tradition.

These repetitive activities and glutenous eating that our family experiences each year are what I enjoy most about this December. And so it was this Christmas, we decorated the tree, ate lots of food, opened presents, and read the nativity story on Christmas Eve. Here are a few photos from Christmas 2009:

Fireplace Mantle.

H&M Bear warm suits for $12.00 - couldn't resist!

Just two weeks home from hospital.

We didn't get around to advents this year - so here is Nini eating all her 24 days in one!

Mommy and Nini by the tree!

Nini getting Santa's cookie and plate ready.

The boys and daddy all in matching Christmas pj's - blackwatch plaid :)!

Craig likes to trick the girls with masterly wrapped packages - this one was a DS game inside a taco shell box. She was certain we had bought taco shells!

The remnants of Christmas morning ready for the fireplace.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!


Krissy said...

I just can't get over those bear suits! Too sweet!

Natasha said...

The twins look precious in those bear suits and the big sisters so proud with the babies!

Nicole said...

Looks just perfect...such a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for giving us a peek.

Jill said...

We just watched that movie the other day and I laughed out loud at that same part, it's so funny. I've never seen that ornament before now, that's funny too.

donna said...

Thanks for sharing your Christmas with us. Wonderful pictures. :)

Connie said...

Those sweet babies are growing up right before our eyes! I'm glad you had a good Christmas! Beautiful home, and great Christmas Story ornament.
Have a Happy New Year!

Barb said...

Your home looks so beautiful - I don't know how you did it with your new babies!

Amanda :-) said...

The boys look so teeeny, but so ALERT! I don't blame you for falling for those bear suits. I could do with one for me! Brrrr!
The Taco Shell box, tch, that's SUCH a dad thing! Tch!
Michelle, you look blooming! The house looks fab. You've really nailed 2009!

Mikki said...

Looks beautiful!! Love traditions.

HOpe you have a Happy New Year!!!

Melinda said...

I am so glad you posted about your Christmas. I have been wondering how you are doing with the babies. They are so cute and I love how you have matching jammies for them and dad!

Kim Sue said...

I have been away too long [blame this crazy December] and LOVED catching up with your beautiful family! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Marie said...

What a great ornament for the tree! I love the Dad's pronunciation of "fragile" as "fra-gee-lay. It must be Italian!"

Merry Christmas!

Syd said...

Wow, Congratulations, your boys are beautiful. It looks like you had an amazing Christmas. I hope your new year brings you tons of joy!