Friday, December 18, 2009
I have a bit of a confession to make,... not that you'll be too terribly surprised! As you know, I've been struggling a great deal with the holidays. My tree has been up for what? A little over a week? Well, I'm ready for it to come down! I've been ready for it to come down...
Its been driving me so insane to look at it, I informed Joseph that Santa was running ahead of schedule this year and would be coming to our house early! So Wednesday morning, the kids got up to find all the toys that Santa brought them wrapped and ready for them to tear into under the Christmas tree. I would feel more guilty about this if the kids were older, but really, I'm just happy to have Christmas "Over" with. Here are a few pictures of the kids with their favorite toys!
Eli LOVED the kitchen we got for the kids as their "together" gift... He's already spent hours cooking mommy all kinds of yummy food!
Ansley was more interested in the baby doll and the doctor set we got her. She was a "Mommy" and a "Doctor" to her new baby Abigail!
Eli was equally as happy with his big boy tool set and his "Air pain"!
I also wanted to share a few gifts I've received from some sweet bloggy friends, as well as how they helped me do something very special for Wyatt at Christmas.
From Karen I received a sweet card that included a beautiful "W" ornament. I just loved it and it came to my doorstep at perfect timing for what I was trying to do for Wyatt... Thank you Karen!
And so did my other gift from a sweet woman, Sarita... A gorgeous elephant pin cushion! How unique and absolutely perfect! Thank you so much Sarita.
So you can probably guess my project for Wyatt involved sewing... And you'd be right!
I made Wyatt his very own stocking! I've looked around for months trying to find the perfect stocking for him only to be severely disappointed with how impersonal they all seemed. So, I took matters into my own hands and was determined to make one that was as unique as Wyatt. I included blue, stars, elephant... and this is what I came up with...
And did you notice the "W" ornament? I hung it around the top of his stocking and LOVE it! I also bought another "Wyatt's elephant" and stuffed into the stocking.
Here's a closer look at the elephant and some of the embroidery I chose to add to the stocking...
And here are some cute pictures of the kids as we were just playing around with a new christmas backdrop I got in...
It's hard to be sad when I have those faces grinning back at me!