THE NICHOLS FAMILY


Thursday, January 1, 2009

Our Christmas

Christmas Eve morning.....Santa came to our house a morning early this year because Mary Selwyn's kitchen was too big to be delivered in Prattville and then carried back to Dothan. Wearing her apron.....too bad she wouldn't be still long enough to get a good picture. You will notice that is a common theme in most of these pictures. This child is rarely still anyway but I don't know how we expected her to stop or smile with all the presents around her at every house.

Christmas Eve at my Grandmothers The Bohannan Children We took several family pictures this year.....almost all of which I'm not fond of. Gran better known as Goon and Grampaka, at least she smiled in this one. Great Grandmother and Great Granddaddy MSN modeling the slippers from Afghanistan that Grandmother gave her for Christmas.....Uncle Rick brought them back. Christmas day at Shay's Grandparents. This is what happens when you give a horse coffee! Mary Selwyn is obsessed with Papa's "neigh, neighs." That is all she talked about the whole time we were home and begged to go out and see them almost every minute. This trip to the pasture was early in the morning and Shay decided to share his cup of coffee with Eli. Turns out it made his lips curl. It was hilarious.

I'm disappointed I didn't get more opening presents and action shots from Christmas. We used our video camera for all of that stuff so we missed out on taking any on the camera. I'm also very disappointed I didn't get a picture with Mary Selwyn and Greatmama and Greatdaddy. They never seemed to be sitting next to each other to put MSN between them. We had a wonderful, busy, tiring and blessed Christmas. It was fun to spend time with almost all of our family.

Mary Selwyn loves her kitchen and plays with it non-stop. It makes a gigantic mess that I have to clean up several times a day but she enjoys it so much it is worth it. We took down our tree last night and I think MSN is missing it a little. Every night before bed or before a nap she says "bye tee" but now there is no tree to say bye to. When you ask her where the tree went she says "tee down." I'm sad all my Christmas stuff is gone too.....looks empty, like we are moving. Guess we will have to wait until next year, although Shay swears no more real trees for us because the clean up last night was such a nightmare. It was really a funny story but probably only if you were here so I'll spare you the details. Here is a video of Papa, Mary Selwyn and Kate riding the tractor. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!

5 comments:

Ann-Marie said...

I bet she is just loving that kitchen set. It is so cute. You look sooooooooooooo good!!!!! I hope you are still feeling good. Think about you often. Happy New Year.

Jenny said...

sounds like ya'll had a great christmas. I love the kitchen set. You are such a cute pregnant person! Happy new year!

Lindsey said...

I'm glad ya'll had a good time. The kitchen looks too cute. And I love the apron.

Margaret said...

Looks like a merry Christmas was had by all! I LOVE MSN's kitchen. Now THAT is a kitchen. So cute. You look wonderful Denise! How exciting that a new little miracle is coming!

Lauren said...

That is one awesome kitchen! You look so pretty in the green sweater. I'm glad y'all had a merry Christmas! I wish we could've gotten together over the break. My free time was spent at Flowers ER and then at Dr. Barron's office and well, it just wasn't fun. Maybe next time!