05 January 2010

Post-Christmas Post

We successfully returned from our trip home for Christmas last week and I am finally posting about it. We had a great time, but it seems I relied pretty heavily on Jeremiah and Kariah to take pictures, so I didn't have too many on my little camera. Oh well, I'll post more when I get the other pictures.

One of the highlights of the family fun was the gingerbread (graham cracker) house contest. Jonathan and I decided to build Notre Dame de Paris (bien sur), and we felt like it came out pretty well. We didn't win, but we were up against some serious competition.

Lincoln made out like a bandit on Christmas morning, but that's no big surprise. He sort of liked to play with the presents, but didn't really get that he was supposed to tear the paper.

...what he really enjoyed was putting the tags in his mouth...

...and rolling around in the discarded wrapping paper.

When all the wrapping paper was put away, though, he decided he really likes all this new toys.

Lincoln turned 10 months old the day after Christmas. He's getting so big and he changed a ton while we were in Spokane, probably because there were so many people to learn from.

We drove to Ellensburg to have lunch with Jonathan's friend Christopher and his darling wife, Amelia. We enjoyed eating at Perkins and trying to find something fun to do in Ellensburg (not an easy task.) Thanks guys!

Here's Lincoln getting chauffered around on his new dump truck.

Jonathan's Mamie sent Lincoln this teething giraffe from France, and I was so excited when we opened the box. I had seen this toy on Martha Stewart (who can do no wrong) months ago and thought it was so cute. Lincoln likes it too.


SMT Family said...

I can't believe that Lincoln is growing up so quickly. We got Savannah the giraffe for Christmas as well! Now they have two of the same toys. Looks like Lincoln has the giraffe figured out more though...Savannah goes for the nose. Silly girl! We hope all is well for you guys and can't wait to be back on the east coast to see you again!

Lindsey Hicks said...

I am still laughing about your Martha Stewart comment.

D. Watson said...

So what did the winner design to beat Notre Dame??

christopher said...

hooray! im glad we made the cut and were mentioned on your blog! it was so fun to see you. next time we will have to meet up in a place with something more to do! maybe nyc, richmond or dc? surely they have more than 1 bowling alley...and im sure theirs open before 4

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