Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas 2009

Christmas morning we accidentally slept in so long that we almost didn't have time to eat a big breakfast, open our presents and get ready to be at Gram's at noon.  But we made it just fine. PD fried up the bacon in the microwave while I mixed the pancakes.  Some favorite gifts this year were:


a baby doll for PK2 and clothes for the new American Girl for PK1:




All year I bought dress up clothes when I saw them on sale or at a thrift store because dress up clothes are probably the most played with toy at our house.  Isn't this darling??




Tea Set and soft blankets:














This butter keeper for me..(I want points for putting this terrible picture of myself on here).  I have wanted this for years and PD got me one.  It allows you to keep the butter on the kitchen counter so it stays soft and spreadable.  I want to get us completely off margarine this year.














Milton Friedman shirt for my Deputy Policy Director Economist Husband:















And we did make it to Gram's in time..this is Papa's new nativity.  He has the BEST Christmas decorations:

We had two days of celebrations at Gram and Papa's.  It was wonderful.  Papa got me an electric sander!  That was my favorite gift this year because it was a complete surprise and because he said he got it for me because he saw how hard I worked on our window project this year.  I have never had my own power tool before..it was the perfect gift!

5 comments:

Kelli said...

Don't you just love thoughtful gifts. Mine was a sewing machine! It looks like you all had a great Christmas.

schwadette said...

you got a power sander???? that is just COOL! and the butter thingy - would LOVE one of those... you must've been a good girl this year :)....

On the Verge said...

you should prob get a peanut butter keeper so you dont have to go to far every morning for those mini bagels;)...oh wait only eat half a mini bagel then eat the other mini half for lunch...

The Whites said...

you can keep butter at room temperature???? I had no idea!! my life is forever changed. lol

chicago_mom said...

I laugh at Katie's comment about the mini-bagel, but I do like your butter keeper and Jane's costume! And I'm too lazy to leave a separate comment on your next post, but I love your Christmas decorating as well: very Nester-ish.