Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas 2008

Henry woke up on Christmas morning to find that Santa had left him a new toy rifle and a real practice bow and arrow set. He didn't put the rifle down for two days. Jonah was just as excited to find that Santa had left him a matching toy rifle and a real working vacuum. What kid wouldn't want to find a brand new vacuum under the tree Christmas morning? Really? Just mine, huh? ;)

Henry in a moment of pure bliss. Much joy when opening Uncle Brian's present and finding a Darda racetrack. Have you seen these? They are SO COOL. (I might play with it more than the boys do, but don't tell 'em!)
Bridget slept through the early morning festivities but didn't mind joining the party a little late.
She started the morning off with a pair of mittens and found them to be the perfect accompaniment to her milk.
It didn't take her long to find her inner mommy once she opened up this doll from Grandma and Jim. Like Henry, she didn't put this doll down for two days. :) It has been getting lots of love and attention from Bridget (okay, and from the boys. They like dolls too, what can I say?)

Bridget also got this super-cute new dress and shoes from Grandma and Jim. She took them for a test drive out to Grammy and Grandpop's house where we spent the afternoon/evening on Christmas day. She found them to be cuddle magnets--always a good thing!
Grammy's house was full of fun and games,
time with family,
lots of love,
and an excellent meal and snacks all day long ("just one more cookie, Auntie Beth?").
We all had a wonderful day.
We spent yesterday un-decorating the house. We usually aren't ready to take down decorations until sometime in January, but we were both feeling the urge to 'have our house back' yesterday. It felt really good to lovingly pack everything away and get the house nice and clean again. :)


Heidi Jo said...

the guns would have been a hit here too! although the oldest is moving on to real ones:0)

you undecorated already? how do you celebrate new year's without the lights?

Anonymous said...

Great memories being made at the Hasz household.

Love the picture of Brigett in her new dress with her doll!

Just Mom said...

You took down Christmas?! No-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o ....


My decorations will be up another week and a half, but only because I didn't pack any of it away before we left for vacation.

Andrea said...

Looks like you guys had a great Christmas!!!

It was great seeing you yesterday. We had a blast.

Happy New Year!!!

michelle said...

Guns in Texas really...hee!

Looks like a spendid Christmas!

Happy New Year!

michelle said...

It is looking like April/May that we hope to return to the USA for some family functions. However it is highly probable that my brother in-law will be proposing to his girl friend so a wedding date might change our time frame.

I'll keep ya posted.

Alisa said...

Love the pictures! Happy new year...hope to see you sometime soon!