Monday, December 03, 2012

A Little Bit of Christmas

Just a quick update that is mostly pictures.  It's December and no time like the present to get in the Christmas spirit.  It's been several years since I've taken Christmas pictures of the kids.  This year, I decided it was time for another Christmas photo shoot.  Despite not being high on their list of favorite things to do on a Sunday afternoon, the kids were mostly cooperative.  After a lot of "sit up straight", "look at the camera", and "smile", here is a sample of what I got.

It's difficult for Santa to say "no" to this face. 
(oh, how looks can be deceiving!)

I tried to get them jumping in the air.  I couldn't get a shot that wasn't blurry with my camera (a professional photographer I am not)  

iPhone picture
(a little better)

We also decorated Jack's room this weekend.  I decided to add extra lights to his room this year so I strung lights through a few of the jungle branches hanging from his ceiling.  Pictures don't begin to do justice to the "coolness" of his room.  Nothing but the best for Jack! 

I still love a real Christmas tree, so we'll get that sometime this week.  We have our annual cookie decorating party planned the weekend before Christmas and we'll be looking to all our Facebook friends to cast their votes for the best cookie. Our kids have become quite competitive with this event and it's always so much fun!

On a completely different note, my cell phone rang Saturday afternoon and it was Jack's St. Louis neurologist calling just to see how Jack and I were doing. We talked for over an hour and it was a very much needed conversation on many levels.  I had actually wanted to call her last Friday because I had questions about some things that are going on with Jack, but I never got around to calling her from work.  So, her timing was perfect.

Have a great week friends!


The Hogan family said...
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The Hogan family said...

I love these pictures Ann! Iam not sure where you find the energy, but your decorating is beautiful.

Susan said...

You're 3 steps ahead of me. I don't even have the kids' clothes. Group photo? Sounds like a nightmare. You did great though. I love the second from the bottom.

I love that you decorate Jack's room special. He's a lucky boy to have such a fantastic room. It looks like a santuary. I would like to go hang in there when things get hectic.