Sunday, December 28, 2008

'Tis the Season



Saying her new favorite word...NO!
Our little angelic child...
"NOOO! Not in your EAR!" The smorgasborg of sprinkels.

Mmm...frosting!
"What the heck is this thing for? Must be a frosting holder. Just give me the bowl, will ya?"

We had a fabulous Christmas, and we hope everyone did as well! We spent Christmas Eve night with our good friends. We had a nice candlelight dinner, frosted cookies for Santa, and watched the Nativity. Brooklyn had frosting EVERYWHERE! I'm finally letting my reigns out a little bit and letting her get messy. She really seems to enjoy it, as does Daddy. He likes to get her to touch her hair, ears, eyes, etc. when she's messy. Hence the picture with her finger in her ear (there was still frosting in there in the morning!). Anyway, Brooklyn loves going over there and playing with their dog Roxy, and their two kids Bailey and Gabriella. Thanks again Rigtrup's!

Brooklyn woke up Christmas morning at 5:30. She was just too excited (right, 'cause she totally knew what was going on, ha!)! We weren't as thrilled, as you can imagine. But we finally dragged ourselves out of bed at 6 to open presents. Brooklyn got a rocking horse, but her favorite present is definitely her new crayons. She can't put them down! Needless to say, we are now having to discipline as to WHERE she can color. Like most kids, she thinks the walls, her face and hands, and the floor are good to color on. Luckily they're washable. Troy got a couple chew toys and a teddy bear and is completely content with them. In fact, he was "playing" (or eating rather) with his new teddy bear yesterday and Brooklyn stole it from him. You would have thought she punched him in the face because he SCREAMED BLOODY MURDER! Poor guy, he's always having to put up with his big sis. But he sure knows how to get his mommy's attention!

We took the kids to see "Marley and Me" this weekend and Brooklyn really liked the first half of the movie. But when the dog started showing up less and less, she became restless. Troy enjoyed the WHOLE movie though. Good times!

We are so thankful for this wonderful time of year and the opportunity to reflect upon our Savior. We are looking forward to a New Year! I can't believe it's already here. 2009, here we come!!

9 comments:

Kim Davis said...

I love it when the kids' favorite presents are the most simple ones - crayons, candy, what more could a toddler want? Your house looks amazing! I love the nut crackers. Merry Christmas

Heather and Don said...

I agree with Brooklyn - frosting is the best part! Darling Christmas dress on Brooklyn, also! We had to get up at 6:00 am also, Carmen and Shaun! were too excited to wait. It doesn't end with age! Happy New Year!

Erik & Marcie +2 said...

Aw, thanks Kim, I wish I could take credit, but it isn't my house. :) It's my good friends house. But isn't it beautiful?

Carolyn said...

So fun!! Don't you wish sometimes you could just eat frosting like that? I hunted down your blog from Facebook too - What would the world be without the Internet? I'm glad you're doing so well - you can tell you're unbelievably happy!! :-)

The McLinn Clan said...

Gotta LOVE that frosting!:) It sounds like your CHRISTMAS was a merry one! What FUN festivities, too! Happy NEW Year!:)
Oh, and Troy's haircut was hilarious! I love it!

Nathan and Nicole said...

Those pictures are PRECIOUS!! They are growing up so fast!

Schouman's said...

Brooklyn looks like such a little girl in her Christmas dress!! Don't you just look at her and wonder where your baby went? Happy New Year!

Snyder Family said...

Looks like you had a great time. Love the pictures. I can't believe your little guy has already had a hair cut. He sure is a cutie. Hope you had a great Holiday season.

Cassie said...

Marcie! I can't belive Troy's hair!!! Looks like a fun Christmas! I'm really excited to get running! love ya