Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Christmas Day Festivities 2013

 Christmas Morning!

 Ben wouldn't get in the traditional picture in front of the tree.

We use laundry baskets to corral and designate each kids' gifts.

Blurry...but so happy with his vintage Sesame Street set.

"Yes!  Roller Blades!"  is what Abby is saying here :)

Grandma Nancy made a special Elmo teepee for Ben.

Andy, very thoughtfully, gave me a sweet little necklace to remember our little one that we lost.
It's Alexandrite...one of the birthstones for June.  It appears purple indoors and turns greenish in the sunlight.  It's beautiful and perfect!

 Christmas breakfast of breads, muffins and hot chocolate.
I made a pear syrup to go with our gingerbread and whipped cream.

Grandpa Kidd and Ben

Mom and Grandma Kidd with the little quilt Mom made for her.

Andy's Christmas nap.

Loves from Ben!

We had a very merry Christmas and hope you did too!


  1. I see you were doing the same as I was today with a blogging catch up day. :) It looks like your Christmas celebrations were a blast. Happy New Year!

  2. Love seeing Christmas with your family--especially the parts where I wasn't actually there. : )

  3. I am so impressed that you got a picture of your kids BEFORE presents!