Monday, December 31, 2007

More Christmas!

Grandma Nancy & Grandpa Tom came Thursday evening to bring the fun of their company and wonderful presents to open too! My favorite gifts were a gift certificate to my favorite spa place for a facial and massage or haircut. And the third Peter Pan book in The Peter and the Starcatchers series.

Atticus got cool puzzles and books and Duplo blocks.

The light-up ball that his great-Aunt Kay and great-Uncle Rick got for him -- it's been a big hit. Unfortunately he found out he can throw it down an unfinished floor vent and see cool lights come out of the murky darkness below -- Brad is becoming pretty good at retrieving it with a hand mirror and a long arm.

The beautiful tulips my cousins Lisa & Jason sent to celebrate Dietrich's birth.

Atticus loves his new booster chair from his Grandma N. and Grandpa T.

Brad enjoying his guitar -- and the headset/pocket amp my mom & dad got him -- perfect for evening or "nap-time" practicing.

Atticus too ready for bedtime...

Dietrich's first bath...

Uncle Brian & Aunt Kara & Cousin Max come to visit for a few hours on Saturday evening...



Friday, December 28, 2007


Brad, recovering from the flu, asleep with Dietrich
Brad also developed a mean eye infection this week,
thus glasses in every photo...

Getting the air mattress set up for Uncle Jon and Aunt Robyn

Sticking rubber plunger-arrows on his forehead with Aunt Bekah

Aunt Bekah with Dietrich

Setting the presents under the tree on Christmas Eve

Playing with Aunt Robyn in front of the fire

A relaxed Christmas Eve together with most of my family

Grandma Susan with Dietrich

Christmas morning after my dad read the Christmas Story from the book of Luke and we sang Happy Birthday to Jesus

Atticus' Ukulele

Atticus' bongo drums from Aunt Bekah

Brad's new electric guitar

Grandpa Gary & Uncle Jon put Atticus' new tricycle together

Aunt Bekah had to leave early afternoon on Tuesday, Christmas Day

Playing board games on Christmas evening

Uncle Jon & Aunt Robyn with the boys
(My folks & Jon & Robyn left Wednesday morning...)

The boys with Grandma & Grandpa

Being cheese-y

Dietrich's first Christmas