Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Christmas Collage

The festivities are over. They fly by so fast. Pictures are worth a thousand words, so here goes!

Christmas Eve with Shawn's family brought Clare's first baby doll and Jamie's HUGE castle. Jamie and Clare (as did Shawn and I) loved spending time with their Mimi and Papa, Auntie Becky, and cousins Jasmine and Alex. We missed Uncle Brian, though, who had to work.

Then it was back home for our Christmas. We bravely ventured out for Midnight Mass, which was peaceful and wonderful (for the first hour and a half until Clare decided enough was enough). Jamie and Clare must have both been very good this year (or "wicked good" as Jamie likes to say) because Santa left a bundle of presents under our tree. Clare's favorite was her rocking horse, and Jamie received his HUGE Sharptooth dinosaur (this was the year of big presents! Where are we going to put them all??) and a gorgeous pirate treasure chest (which Shawn made) and Santa filled with dress-up clothes. Unfortunately, Jamie had to take off for the rest of the day, but we were graced with Batman's presence for the remainder of Christmas.

Then it was off to RI to celebrate with my family. A school bus, power tools, aunties and grandparents, and lots of yummy food! What could be better?

Christmas was fun!


Nancy said...

The chest of dress-up clothing is a fabulous idea! Bravo!

The photo of Jamie in his goggles is my favorite. Thanks for sharing all of the delightful photos and your Christmas with us.

Aunt Joan said...

Sounds like a most wonderful celebration!! The pictures are great, too. Love and New years' blessings to all. Aunt Joan

Nicole said...

Love, love, love the pictures. What a fun time had by all. Clare just keeps getting cuter, if that's possible.