Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas! Part II...

Well... onto our celebrations part II! For the past few years now, our Christmas holidays are pretty predictable in the sense that we have been participating in the same traditions. I love continuing traditions because I think there is excitement in that.
We spend Christmas Eve with Chris' family at his brother and sister-in-law's house (Brian and Maureen). They have a beautiful big new home and always prepare a yummy meal for everyone.
Unfortunately, Colin still had been battling a cough that just wouldn't go away, so we had to bring the nebulizer with us to give him a treatment.



Afterwards, Colin was having a good time crawling around on the floor playing with his ball. Seriously, the ONLY toy we could bring with us to any house and he would be perfectly content playing with just that...

Although you wouldn't be able to tell from this picture, he was a bit cranky when we first go there because his afternoon nap was cut so short. He is definitely a kid who needs his sleep!

Remember that post I did awhile back about "the look"? Well, that look has morphed into something more dramatic now when it comes to taking pictures. As soon as Colin sees the camera, he drops his chin down and looks at you just like this...It's quite funny but challenging to get smiling pictures anymore! This moment tells me "Mooommmm....stop following me around with the camera!".

Here Colin is having fun with Daddy....his buddy. These two can ALWAYS have a good time together.
I think it's pretty obvious whose son Colin is...just look at their foreheads (sorry hunney!) and noses!

This picture makes me giggle....giving each other the "look".

Happy little boy!

Playing before dinner...


(sorry about the pictures being crooked...I thought I rotated them!)

Dinner time! Mommy and Daddy used to take self-portraits all of the time and it's fun to take them with Colin now...


Ok, check out lazy bones...he knocked his cup over so that he wouldn't have to hold it while taking a sip!

After dinner we played a fun $1 store grab bag game...

Colin's getting ready to celebrate the new year and all that it's going to bring our family!

Christmas pajamas just for Santa!

Aunt Maureen and Uncle Brian...

Aunt Beth and Uncle Jason...

Gammy and Grandpa...

Trying to get a kiss from my little boy...

We had a great time with the Tobin family....our tradition in the past has been that we go to the Christmas Eve service at our church, but we can't make the 5:30pm service since it's early and this year, the 11pm was too late to bring Colin. We brought him last year and he slept through the whole thing in his carrier, but he was also 8 months then as opposed to 20. Hopefully we will be able to resume that again in the future...
More to come tomorrow with Christmas day festivities!

4 comments:

Becca said...

I love "the look." hehehe

Merry Christmas to all of you! Hope you're doing well (how much longer before the baby comes?)!

Jenny said...

LOved Colins "stop following me around with the camera" look, Ha ha, he's just so darn cute!

Rochelle said...

Looks like a great time.

Michelle said...

I love 'the look' photo - priceless!