Saturday, January 16, 2010

Snow, Santa, & the Christmas Tree

This year I pulled out the Christmas decorations early. We started decorating the tree right after Thanksgiving. I don't know how much Lily remembered from last year but she really got into the holiday spirit this year.

Lily put quite a few ornaments on the tree. She did really well keeping them on the tree too!

Someone is pretty excited about the holidays....

Isn't Lily looking older?!!

Who gets to put the angel on the tree?

Reach....reach....Daddy needs to help a little.

Lily and Drew met with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the neighborhood community center. Lily had been talking for weeks about what she wanted to tell Santa she wanted for Christmas; a princess clock. We didn't know if she would actually talk to Santa though. To our surprise she ran into Mrs. Claus's arms and then took her turn on Santa's lap. She was so excited. What a picturesque scene...we had our first snowfall that morning.

Drew is ready to get shoveling. The boys made some money shoveling the neighbors driveways. Nate and Drew came to the conclusion that shoveling snow is a lot harder work than mowing lawns. Little did they know that 2 weeks after this snow we would have 22 inches fall in 12 hours. At least the boys had a little practice before the BIG snowstorm!

Lily couldn't wait to get out into the snow and make a "snowmam". I think she would have stayed out until bedtime if I would have let her. Snow in her boots...no big deal!

The makings of the first of 3 snowmen to grace our front yard that day.

Lily, Drew, and Nate with Santa at church.....2 weeks in a row. Who doesn't love seeing Santa once a week?

Check back for more photos from our busy month of December!

3 comments:

Landers Family said...

She is getting so big....and yes, boys I do agree shoveling is so much harder than mowing the lawn....you guys look great...hoping to drive down your way around april....will u all be around???

Anonymous said...

Wow! You all look great! Missing you all dearly. Gotta love the snow. So did Lily get her clock?

beachbums said...

What wonderful photos!! Hoping we get a chance to see you all sometime in 2010!

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