Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Christmas Morning

Christmas morning seems so long ago. Here are a few photos from the busy day.

We opened presents to and from each other first thing. It was still dark outside. The girls actually woke up at 2am trying to come out and start their day but I heard them talking and told them to go back to sleep. They were very disappointed. I can remember it being very hard to go to sleep on Christmas Eve when I was their age.



We took a short break and enjoyed some homemade monkey bread. This is what Daniel's family had every year and we are continuing the tradition.


Here they are in their new feetsie pjs enjoying some candy from the stockings.


Daniel's family from came down from Charlotte bringing more gifts and food. We shared a wonderful feast. It's always a pleasure having them here. We missed Stephen and Liz who couldn't make it down this year.


The Kruideniers left late in the afternoon and after a few rounds of the game Catch Phrase. Next, Mimi and BB came in from Tennessee. They gave Arianna this beautiful violin that she has been asking for since the fall. They gave Ellen a microscope which we have been figuring out these past few days. More pictures of that to come.


The day after Christmas we drove down to Baton Rouge and Jackson, MS for Christmas part 3 and 4. Stay tuned for more photos of that trip in the next post:)

4 comments:

William Kruidenier said...

Can't wait to see and hear the new violin! -- and see Ellie's microscope!

I've been thinking of researching microscopes to find one that will show the "life" in compost tea -- bacteria, fungi, etc. Is Ellen's powerful enough to do that?

Nice presents, girls!

Lesley said...

Awesome! I am so glad to know that Arianna got a violin! I am also curious about the microscope...it is a dissecting scope or compound? Both are super cool.

I also want to comment on the beautiful photos taken with your new camera...even indoors - no terrible flash and red eye! I bet you guys are really enjoying it.

Glad you had a nice Christmas. Look forward to talking soon.
Love, Les

Laura said...

how fun. loved seeing all the pics. sounds like yall had a great time with family. :)

Jason said...

Dont know if you guys are into John Hartford, but we just ran across this and had to send it for Arianna to see.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcyxJCae9FE&feature=PlayList&p=BB88843EC3EAEF95&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=32