Friday, December 26, 2008


:( It's over. I just love Christmas so much. Izze melted my heart only about a hundred times yesterday. I love being a mom, it makes everything different, better.

On the 23rd we went to Jeremy's Grandparents Annual Christmas party. I always love going. Izze loved showing off and dancing. She was pretty darn cute.

Christmas Carols

On Christmas Eve Jeremy had to work until 2:30 am. BUMMER! Izze and I made a gingerbread house. She got pretty creative.
Gingerbread house.

Then my parents stopped by and we all went to my Grandma Halliday's house. Then Izze and I went to Jeremy's parents house for dinner with Great Grandma and Great Grandpa Vincent, Great Grandma Parkin, Parker, Avery and Kyson! After dinner Jeremy's mom gave the kid some Christmas Eve jammies, Izze's and Avery's matched. I taught them about tradition and told them we had a tradition of singing Christmas songs in front of the tree after we got in our jammies.


Then we watched The Nightmare Before Christmas. (Another tradition is getting a new Christmas movie to watch on Christmas Eve).

Christmas Eve

The next morning, SANTA CAME!! He brought Izze some really great stuff! She specifially wanted Wall-e and a step stool. A few weeks ago I realized she meant she actually wanted the robot not the movie... she also thinks Eve is really "Steve-uh" and that Wall-e and Steve are best friends.

Santa has visited!

This is the kitchen Jeremy and I gave Izze. (Jeremy did most the work... I really only contributed the details). I'll post more about this kitchen later.


I couldn't get Izze to go to sleep on Christmas Eve, because she has a hard time falling asleep when Jer's not here. Needless to say she wanted to sleep in, but we didn't have that option really. After three or four times of her telling us "not wake up" she realized what we were saying. "SANTA CAME!" You can't really see her face, but her hand on her little chest is so cute. She's saying "This is for me?"

For me?

She got a Nerf Gun from Santa. I was really hesitant, but Jeremy really wanted her to have it, because her cousins all have them and love them and she loves to play with their guns too. She was happy. This is Christmas Face. This is what it looks like.

Christmas Face!!

When she saw Ariel she said "Wow, I love her!"


We may not be the most beautiful people in the morning, but we had a nice Christmas...

Christmas Morning

I hope you all had a great Christmas. We braved the horrible weather and visited both my parents and Jeremy's parents and went to dinner at my sister Stacy's house. Everything was so fun. I love Christmas I can't wait until next year. :D


ReadingFamily said...

Cute cute pictures Kalli. I'm glad you guys had such a nice Christmas. Izze is adorable and i think she much have been very good to get all those presents!

lindsay said...

oh! that is so cute! you guys did a fabulous job on that kitchen! it's so cute! i'm glad you had a nice christmas! :)