Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Grinch Didn't Steal Christmas

Christmas was nearly three weeks ago. We have all moved on and started to enjoy 2011. Still this is some sort of a journal for me to record what life is like for me, Arica, and Braden. So even if it is a new year I have to post something about Christmas. Otherwise when I look back on this year I might think that the Grinch really did steal Christmas back in 2010. With the way my mind is deteriorating it won't seem that strange in another 10 or 15 years so documentation is necessary.

I'm sure most of you don't care, but for those of you that like pictures, here is visual proof that we had Christmas this year. Furthermore it is proof that we once only had one kid. Because next year things will be much different.

Another good reason to share these pictures is to show you how prevalent the "CHEEEEESE!" face has become in our house. Every picture taken of Braden, unless you go all stealth mode on him, results in the cheese face. It's cute, but once in a while it would be nice to see his big brown eyes.

So enjoy the pictures on the basis of a love for Christmas, a love for cute kids, a curiosity about the cheese face, or simply because you are bored to death. I don't care. I'm just glad to know that I have successfully documented Christmas 2010 for all future generations. Tomorrow we'll get back to the current decade.




10 comments:

Katherine said...

Oh, yes, I'm familiar with the "Cheese" face. It get it, too.

We work so long to get them to smile for the camera and then when they do, we'd like to get a "normal" pictures. Parents.

Brandy@YDK said...

that's a whole lot of wrapping paper. do ya'll put your christmas cards on your tree? that's col

Burgh Baby said...

The CHEEEESE! absolutely cracks me up!

Old School/New School Mom said...

Aww! fun! No grinch present during these festivities. Braden looks so psyched!

Brian Miller said...

smiles. great pics...looks like a happy christmas indeed...

Captain Dumbass said...

Cheese face is the best!

PJ Mullen said...

My son is hanging on my shoulders "reading" this post with me. He's jealous of Braden's jammies. He just said "Papa, I have Lightning McQueen jammies, too?"

WeaselMomma said...

oh yes, it definitely looks like Santa's sack puked all over your living room.

Helen@Soft Leather Baby Shoes said...

Really made me smile. I love the way he screws his eyes up!

SurprisedMom said...

"Cheese face?" I remember it well!

I'm glad you had a great Christmas with Braden! It looks like Santa was very good to him. I hope to you, too. Yes, next year will be different, but I bet you enjoy that, too.

The photos are great!