Saturday, January 16, 2016

More Holiday Catch-Up

Isaac and I had a lot of fun making gingerbread cookies to deliver to the neighbors when we went caroling.  Such a yummy twist to the usual sugar cookies.

Nathan contributed the homemade fudge to each plate.

Isaac was very excited to celebrate Jesus' birthday on Christmas day complete with balloons, party hats, and cinnamon rolls!

Then it was time to open gifts.

Grandma and Grandpa Britton came to celebrate with us!  Here is Grandma opening her stocking from Grandpa while Josiah eagerly checks out each item.

Josiah opens a book from a friend at church.

Isaac works hard to open a present for himself and Josiah of Melody Bells.

Another book for JoJo!

Nathan and I, along with my parents, gave the boys a pretend kitchen set as their main gift this year.  They are always getting out pots and pans in my kitchen and pretending to make all sorts of delicious concoctions.  The problem has been that they also want to use the real oven, the real stove, and the real refrigerator to have truly authentic kitchen experiences - all items which are off limits to them.  So, we figured a pretend kitchen would provide them with the opportunity to use all these things on a miniature level in a much safer way!  You'll have to turn your head or your screen partway through this video to view it right-side-up.  Oops!


Checking out all the doors and buttons!  (This was taken before we realized that Daddy had forgotten to put on the stickers which give the kitchen some color and pizazz!)

Josiah loves the pots!

Now we're getting those stickers on!

A special gift for Grandpa from Grandma.


Josiah and Isaac have really enjoyed getting messy and creative with their finger painting books that were gifts from family!

Isaac has also recently discovered how much fun cutting and gluing can be!

Earlier this week, we got our first big snow of the season.  It only stuck for two days, but it was beautiful while it lasted!

We have a flock of cardinals that like to hang out in our trees in the backyard.  They are my favorite birds, so I love seeing them come visit!  Such color they add to an otherwise bare, winter scene.

Josiah, my little "Champ."

Here he is cooking for me in his kitchen.  (Background commentary provided by Adoniah.)



Ready for a walk with my little papoose!

No comments: