Monday, December 14, 2009

Photo Dump.

Okay, this SHOULD qualify as the next installment of Orphaned Pictures of the Week, but since it’s been several weeks since I’ve done one, it’s more like Orphaned Pictures of the Month. So I’ll just call it a photo dump.

Ali and I have been doing a lot of cooking lately. Chris caught a photo of us making Brownies for Small Group:IMG_5330
A few more trampoline pics from Radford’s stay with us. I don’t know why I’m so obsessed with taking trampoline pics, but its true…
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.maybe it was those adorable cheeks…
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…and lips…

…and smiles…

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Oh – and definitely the hair…
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We got a real tree this year for the first time in five years – Chris did it for me. He’s seriously the best. And I LOVED the tree we got:

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We picked it up and decorated it the day after Thanksgiving – we wasted no time in Christmasizing.

Oreo helped Ali string up the lights…

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Chris got super-duper LED lights on sale last year – they really do make a difference!
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After we got the lights on, Ali pulled her chair over to bask in the splendiferous glow:IMG_5813
Then we began the ornament placement.IMG_5823
As tradition states, Amanda came and helped us…IMG_5826
Chris bought Ali a small tree for her room last year – she really enjoyed decorating it.

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And the tree-topper he bought her was quite fittingIMG_5862
…except the overall-with-no-shirt-under it look. That’s a bit odd.

Ali has, of course, loved all of our Christmas decorations – especially the Ferris Wheel:

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She and I have spent some time making homemade ornaments for her little Christmas tree. I pulled out my huge box of beads from when I was into that in high school, and we started out by making a Christmas tree:

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Ali was quite proud of her creation:

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Then I taught her how to string beads:IMG_5876
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It was a long, flexible needle, but she noticed partway through - “I keep getting poked!!”, so I showed her how to hold her fingers OUT to avoid needle-hand contact.
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And finally, her two ornaments hanging on her tree:

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Christmas rocks with a toddler around to make it magical.

5 comments:

Laura said...

Your tree is so full! That's what I don't like about fake trees, they aren't full like real ones! :)

Christen said...

Your tree is beautiful and the LED lights are really cool, can't wait to see them in person!

This Is The Day said...

Wow, those are some bright lights!

Christmas is SO much more fun with kids! I love how excited they get about everything. :)

I'm pretty impressed with that bead Christmas tree!

mary said...

This is the first time I have visited B-Sides. I love all pictures!
She looks so serious stringing the beads:)

Marie said...

Beautiful trees. Looks like you and Ali are really enjoying the season.