Thursday, January 3, 2013


What fun we've had seeing Christmas thru the eyes of a child.  Although Palmer doesn't exactly "get" the meaning of Christmas or Santa Claus, he definitely had a fun season filled with lights and family and opening presents.
Last year, we started a tradition of spending Christmas at our house and were happy to have so much family join us again for the day.

Palmer was very curious of the lights on the ribbon garland I made for Christmas morning.  I plan to haul this garland out for special mornings like Christmas and birthdays throughout the childhood years.
Palmer made it on the nice list (much to my surprise some of these toddler days!) and had a full bounty under the tree.
Big ticket items include a new balance bike:
A pretend car with buttons that make tons of sounds from Nana:
A tickle me Elmo...
...and many many other things from our gracious friends and family.
At this age, I think Palmer had just as much fun opening presents as receiving the actual gifts.
Rick got a new Big Green Egg smoker a few weeks ago and treated everyone to brisket and smoked chicken for our Christmas feast.  Rick told Palmer they needed to go outside and do "man things".
Back inside, Samantha and I enjoyed preparing the rest of the meal.  Check out these cute  Christmas finger jello squares.  They were so much fun to put together and I'll have to experiment with other color scenarios for alternate holidays.
Palmer with Gram:
Would you believe it?  We got a WHITE CHRISTMAS in Texas!  A "blizzard" blew in for the afternoon and we all had a ball playing in the snow.
From our family to yours, Merry Christmas!

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