I meant to tell you that I was leaving for Christmas and wouldn’t be posting until I got back. Oh, well.
The Flynn family had a great Christmas and we hope you did, too. Just to warn you, this post consists of lots of pictures, and fairly uncreative writing. Think travelogue.
We spent Christmas in Sequim with Steve’s parents. On our way to their house we stopped in Bellevue so Evelyn could get her picture taken with Santa. Steve’s brother, Josh, takes pictures of kids with Santa in malls all over the Seattle area every year. This was her first time meeting her uncle Josh.
The Batman bib was so she wouldn’t spit up on the pretty Christmas dress I made for her. I was literally hand-sewing the finishing touches on the dress in the parking garage before we went in. It has velvet ric-rac around the bottom.
Josh did a really good job getting her to smile (although catching the smile with the camera was harder), and she never seemed scared of Santa at all. It is fun to have such a beautiful, happy baby.
Once in Sequim, her cousins had a great time playing with her.
Turns out we didn’t have to watch a Muppet Christmas Carol this year, we had our own Muppet Holiday Special.
Evelyn enjoyed wearing every holiday outfit she has, and getting them (and us) all dirty.
And she spent a lot of time with her uncles, especially Jeremy. She certainly seems to have an affinity for men, but I hear that is common for babies.
We spent Christmas Eve at the Hall’s (Steve’s cousins) playing games and reading the Christmas story. I love the Couch game. Next time you are at my house with 20 other people ask me how to play.
Christmas morning Evelyn cuddled with her stocking for a while. She used one of the leftover Monster Stockings because I never got around to making one for her.
She then helped me unwrap all my, and her, presents. She wasn’t really much help.
After that, she was pooped and took a nap, wearing her new velcro rattles.
Then she got her diaper and clothes changed and took another nap, this time finding her thumb.
More cousins came over after that, and more unwrapping ensued- Evelyn chose to spend some more time with- you guessed it- her uncles.
Sunday morning she got all fancied up again in her Christmas dress and a somewhat classier bib, and chose to spend some time with her Grandpa Flynn.
She spent that evening with her Daddy, who was playing with the pretty red Wii that she gave him. I was a more practical gift-giver, so I got him the Wii Fit. That may have been a selfish gift, but don’t tell!
Intriguing to me that it is the adults playing with the toys that night while the kids look on. But don’t worry, they got to play, too.
We had a beautiful Christmas that has left me feeling more blessed (and poor) than ever. My sweetheart got a really great deal on an embroidery machine and a food processor, and my mom got me a Cricut, so there will be much crafting and cooking in my future and I hope to share it with you soon!
In the meantime, pray that we can figure out a way to hook our Wii up to our computer monitor so we won’t have to buy a TV!
Happy New Year!