Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Christmas 2005

HannahChristmas Day was fun but exhausting - presents both at home and at Paul's parents' house, good food and spending time with family. We all got a lot of really great presents and ate way too much food so I'd say that Christmas 2005 was a definite success. One of the happiest gift recipients this year had to be our cat, Nemo. I bought him a collection of stuff in a stocking from one of the pet stores and he kept trying to rip it open even before Christmas - apparently the cat nip in it is just wonderful!!

Sad to say but I didn't take many pictures on Christmas Day - bad mom - but after taking tons of pictures at the Nutcracker and the school Christmas Program and the school Christmas parties I just didn't have the energy for it. I did manage to take a few of the cousins playing in Grandma & Grandpa's backyard after all the present opening was done.

Backyard Fun: Blowing bubbles, collecting nut shells & searching for bugs!

Two of Emily & Hannah's cousins had to leave before dinner to go to their other grandparents' house so before they left we gathered all the cousins together to try to get a good photo of all of them together.
The youngest cousins
The two youngest cousins

All of the cousins by the tree

With 3 or 4 photographers and 6 kids from age 3 to 13 it's not easy to get a photo especially when I had a lens on my camera that made it tough just to fit them all in and there wasn't time to switch lenses. Oh well, none of them are perfect but it did capture the moment in time. Which is your favorite?

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