Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas, 2011 - Part 3

One more Christmas post! Here's a better glance at a small portion of Luke's Christmas stash. I think he's still half asleep as he checks it out!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas, 2011 - Part 2

Santa was very good to Luke and his family once again this year. We had a great holiday!

First of all - my sister Megan taught me how to do a very pretty bow this year. I think it really revolutionized my gift wrapping. What do you think? (Can you tell I'm proud?)

On Christmas Eve, we celebrated, as always, at my parents' house. We ate great food and got great gifts. Luke scored with two favorites: his Dinosaur Train

...and his LETTERS. (We know the boy loves his letters!)

(Let me tell you: these letters have come in quite handy this weekend while Daddy has been sick and Mommy has had six weeks' grades to finalize.)

Then Santa visited - look at what he left our little monkey!

He also left Luke a very sweet note. Here are some highlights:

"No other three year-old on the Nice List has worked as hard as you have in 2011... Your Mommy, Daddy, Honey, Grand, Grandma, Grandpa, whole family and I are so proud of you, and we love you very much!"

I think Saint Nick was pretty right, don't you?

I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas, too!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas - Part 1

For whatever reason, the 2011-2012 school year has really flown by. Actually, there are many possible reasons: a new schedule at the high school, a new program I run, a new school for Luke... The to do list runneth over in our world more often than not, but Christmas was still as busy and wonderful as usual!

I have to start with this darling picture of Luke on his last day of "work" of 2011. He was ready to PARTY!