Saturday, December 31, 2011


Christmas with the Corys took place the day after Christmas.  Dan's brother, Pete, and his daughter, Ayla, joined us this year which made for a merrier Christmas.

The 3 girls enjoying breakfast together.
 After breakfast, it was time to open presents!  Magnolia passed out a gift to each of the girls to rip into but not before a picture in front of the tree.
 Boothe wore this headband (her crown, pronounced frown) like this almost all day.
 Pete and Ayla unwrapping some gifts.
 Magnolia enjoyed passing out the gifts this year.  I remember when I first joined Dan for Christmas with his family, he was the one passing out the gifts.
 By day 3 of gift opening, Magnolia is a pro.
 Ping-pong break.  They had their own made up game going and came upstairs sweating!

 Dan was playing peek-a-boo with Boothe in the playhouse in the basement and got some really cute pictures.

 The girls love to take bubble baths in Mimi's big tub so what a perfect way to end the day.

 Just the guys...I think Dan was taking the picture or he would be right in there with them.
 My beautiful baby boy.  Three days old in this picture.  I still can't believe how special it was that he arrived right before Christmas and have him with us during all of the celebrations.
 After their bath, the girls sat in front of the fire to dry off and warm up.  Boothe loved it even when she said "the fire is burning my back."
 Boppy with the kids.
That was the end of our Christmas traditions.  This past week Pete and Ayla were here so we visited with them some more, took Henry to his 1 week check up and tried to stay home and keep up with laundry and the business that comes with having 3 kids.  Henry was up a couple ounces from his birth weight at 1 week, 9 lbs. 13 ozs.  Healthy baby and so far such a good baby.  It hasn't been hard going from 2 to 3 kids.  It's just the business that increases.  Seems there is always at least 1 child that needs something all the time.  Next week Dan heads back to work, but the kids and I don't have anywhere to go or any plans so it will be another transition week before we get back into our normal routine the following week.

1 comment:

  1. Great pictures!! You guys had a pretty exciting,wonderful,busy Christmas. 2011 has brought many blessings. I think 2012 will be even better:)