Wednesday, December 26, 2012

It's Christmastime! 2012

Pursy started asking if it was "Christmastime" from the day we put the gifts from Uncle Daniel on the windowsill. Uncle Daniel lives in Japan and had to mail his presents, and they did not go under the tree because the extra amount of time it took Pursy to cross the living room, crawl around the tree, up on the windowsill and grab a present was just enough time for me to look up from whatever I was doing and holler "don't open that- it's not Christmastime yet!".

So finally, to Pursy's relief, it was Christmastime. Here is our family pictography from December 21-26th. From beginning to end of Christmastime, life was pretty beautiful this year. Make yourself a drink, for your sake preferably something with alcohol. I am that wonderful combination of girl with a nice camera who thinks her husband is handsome and babes are really cute. In other words, there's a lot of pictures...

Daddy has the day off work. Pumpkin bread, pajamas and Rudolph on TV.

That's right, big man, just keep that pumpkin bread comin'.

It's not going in the yard, Russ, it's going in our living room.
We were a little desperate for a white Christmas, but the light dusting was nice...

When children pick out their own snow appropriate clothing.

Knox's new friend the dustbuster.

Pursy and her Ba.

Keep those cheerios comin'...

Pursy enjoying a loungy breakfast...

"Daddy, can I get down from my chair?"

"I said more cheerios!!"

New Christmas Eve tradition at Phipps Conservatory
Pursy insisted on bringing her new purse from Gramma

 Three Christmases ago we took this same picture- 5 1/2 months pregnant with the babe in my arms.

Knox meets Santa.

Pursy was appropriately wary of climbing on a strange man's lap.

But she did tell him that she wanted a candy cane for Christmas and Knox wanted a train.

Christmas Eve and babes are grumpy and nose picking. Time for bed.

Unfortunately for "Santa", that glass is full of apple juice. Pursy also did not want to share TOO many of her cookies with Santa. Thus, her gift was a small, burnt molasses cookie. Good thing presents aren't determined by the snack offering...

Classic Dad of a 2 year old child at 10p on Christmas Eve
First present of Christmas!!


"Look what I got- goldfish!!"

The boys struggling through present overload.

Pursy opening her big gift...

Melissa and Doug toy kitchen!! Now maybe I can have my pots and pans back...

A little boy and his Radio Flyer

The only proof that I was actually there on Christmas Day

The beginning of the attempt for Christmas photo

The Bodyslam

The Getaway

The Bribe

What mullet??

It wouldn't be a Martsolf event without the smoke alarm going off at least once... Pursy has abandoned her reaction of fear every time it goes off and now climbs on her stool to help wave smoke away from the detector.

Christmas Wrestling

The End of Christmas Wrestling


This would be a perfect Christmas photograph... if they were facing the exact opposite direction.

Helpful Knoxer.

Santa the morning after...

What is that???

Is that snow??

A beautiful snowy morning after Christmas.


  1. I don't know which picture is my favorite. But I do love the one of Pursy blowing smoke away from the smoke detecter with her book. It's just so perfect. Because, well, we've all been there....

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