Christmas morning, ben and i woke up early, filled stockings, put out presents, tiptoed around and snickered in delight, thinking of the kid's faces. once awake, i asked the screwballs to sit by the tree, and they happily plopped down (but not without dylan quickly grabbing her new cup first...) i then switched the nikon to AUTO and TIMER and click! 1 and click! 2 and that was the end of the posed pictures. one out of two ain't bad for a family snapshot.
not thrilled but obliging.
that's a really loud cheese by jbm
she's so serious and focused.
everyone loves a slinky!
the Christmas chaos continues
after our morning at home, we made our way into anchorage for more Christmas celebrations. grandma millie hosted and one by one, everyone gathered. food, presents, visiting - perfect way to spend a holiday.
who's more in love?!
great grandma millie and dyl
great uncle richard, hearing all about it.
(first cousins? once-removed? i can never remember that...)
back at home, we attempted to clean up the boxes and ribbons and paper, teeny-tiny twist ties and scraps of scotch tape, assembly instructions, more paper! (and, it's taken me all week to find homes for all these new dollies and trucks. whew!) oh, speaking of finding a home...
i think bella found her new resting place.
so what to do with all the debris from hurricane st. nick?
watching the blaze
see? total screwball.