Sunday, December 26, 2010


Merry Christmas. It's a day late, but we've been busy :). We had 3 different get-togethers this week. We went to Aunt Donna's house on Thursday for the Bateman's Christmas, Friday it was to Great Grandma Doreen's house for the annual Christmas eve bash, and then Christmas night we went to my mother in law's house for dinner.

Liv was up late every night and surprisingly did pretty well. She definitley didn't sleep in, that trick never worked for us, but she did take some extra long naps. So all was well.

Christmas eve, Pat and I put together Liv's kitchen and chair, well I should say Pat put together her kitchen and I put together her chair. I won the race, but the chair had a significan number of fewer pieces (ha!). While we were putting our baby's presents together, Pat and I were chatting and he said "oh, did I tell you I got you something for Christmas, but don't worry...its little". Keep in mind, we weren't supposed to be exchanging gifts and I bought him some to-go cups...they were really cool, but lets be honest, they were just cups. He walked out of the room with a little box and inside was an engagement ring. A really beautiful ring that matched my great grandmother's wedding band that I have been wearing. I was so surprised and it was special because Pat isn't much for a surprise and I really appreciated it.

If you're a little confused, my wedding band did come before my engagement ring. No typo there. We like to do things the backwards way around here.

I have to say though, that even better than my ring, was Liv on Christmas morning. I have a lot of pictures so I'm gonna lean on them for the rest of the post.

the christmas set-up

christmas morning. she would have been happy with just a broom.


sing-a-ma-jigs! Liv kept going "ooooh"

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loving her baby and baby accessories

christmas night.

handsome husband

crawling up and down, up and down.

daddy crawling after liv...good thing he has a cute bum.

dancing to "i want a hippopatamus for christmasssss"

her newest move requires a lot of back bending

christmas eve, our little family. liv was determined to ruin every family picture this night. this was the best one

putting on her lip chap

her favorite part of the night. sporting her new christmas jammies.


drink break

very into it

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Merry Boxing Day!!!


  1. Aw very cute photos! I want to see a pic of your pretty e ring! Glad you had a great Christmas

  2. I showed H the pics of Liv and he was completely enthralled. It's love