December 29, 2007
For the first time in two years we'd finally settled down enough to have Christmas at OUR house for once. And what a great Christmas it was. Daisy and Caleb actually had three unwrapping sessions between our home, Grandma and Grandpa's (Rod, Connie and Auntie Jenna) and last, but certainly not least, Great-Grandma and Great-Grandpa's, which included presents from one set of God Parents. Thank you Brian and Virginia! Not bad given the size of our family and of course I don't think the kids minded one bit. By the end of the day Daisy had the unwrapping concept down pat. Good times. We also had a white Christmas here with snow in Cheyenne throughout the morning followed by another blast of snow on Thursday. Enjoy the photos and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! See you in '08.
December 16, 2007
We're in the homestretch now - only nine days 'til Christmas! I think Paul and I are more excited than the kiddies, although Daisy seems to understand that something cool is going on. I suppose if I could actually put some of her presents under the tree she MIGHT understand it even more, however, if I put any wrapped gifts under said tree they will not stay wrapped.
She is definitely in the de-construct and conquer stage of being two. Our poor tree is evidence of that.
We have been watching Christmas movies like crazy, drinking hot cocoa, shopping, singing carols (Dilly likes to sing Jingle Bells) and feeling fairly merry. Caleb is such a happy little boy, we call him, "Smiley Happy Boy." His other nickname is "Jumbo Janney" because ladies and gentlemen, he is HUGE. See, he's trying to eat a Care Bear! ;)
Paul's new gig at home is going well - he seems to really be enjoying it. Of course I think he's enjoying letting his hair grow even more... he has a goal of a set time to let it grow, we'll see if he makes it. Hey, at least he clipped his toenails. ;)
I have been busy at work and at home; of course I am behind on most things Christmas related but if I was actually ahead of the game I would probably just confuse myself anyway. :)
All in all, everything is extremely "merry and bright" here in the Janney household. I hope you're Christmas season is treating you merrily, and as always, thank you for spending time with the Janneys.
Merry Christmas Early!