Monday, December 28, 2009


Christmas Eve:
Mia sets up "cookies" and milk for Santa early on ~

My little helper ~ preparing for company~

Anthony fixed his hair up real nice & said "Merry Christmas Mom!"
we've been having hair style "issues" lately ~

The kids are all excited for their cousins to come~

Mia's 3rd Christmas home with us!

The kids with cousins Frankie & Joey~

Happy guys!

Uncle Frank with Mia

Gma's birthday was supposed to be celebrated the day
of the blizzard... so we sang for her today ~

Our family 2009~

My brother celebrated a very special Christmas with his family this year ~
he is healthy after having a kidney removed due to cancer .
We are all so greatful for his health today!

Ummm, Anthony with a tutu on his head~
the Christmas-crazys hit :

dancin with daddy~
Eddie loves his cousin, Joey~

I asked for daddy & Mia to pose by the tree...
next time I'll be more specific :)

Mia always has a good time with her daddy~
The other day Mia pointed to daddy and said,
"Dat MY daddy!" ~ yup, he melted!

Christmas Day:

Anthony always wakes up first - he still cannot control his happiness & excitment - I hope he always keeps this special quality about him. Eddie woke up next - he is always a bit more low key - but so excited to see what Santa left. I love this photo of the boys looking down on the tree and their gifts - waiting for little sister to wake :)
They couldn't wait anymore and we let them wake Mia ~
the excitement begins!

For some reason Ant loves flamingos - he really
wanted slippers at Old N*vy, but I couldn't do it ~
Santa put this one in his stocking instead :)
Mia asked Santa for a green dress ~ she likes it!
Happy man!
She's into B*rbie's this year :)
Penny thrilled with her present
My Eddie just loves cats (and so does mommy), but daddy really, really doesn't...
He really wanted this kitty - it is awesome and SO real - and he just adores it :)
*It was so funny, as Eddie came down the stairs, he heard a cat meowing
(it's been meowing in the attic for a month now!) - his face just lit up :)
We love this kitty, who was named after one of my
childhood cats, Ginger :)

When all the presents are unwrapped we always take
a "wrapping paper - picture", not sure why we just started
doing it when Anthony was little and kept it up ~
R*ckband II was a huge hit!
So was the B*rbie house...

One of my gifts was this plush, soft, comfy throw ~
we are all enjoying it :)
Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!


Barbara said...

Such great shots and such great memories...really sweet and special!

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

Love all of your Christmas pics! My brother lost his kidney to cancer one year ago and is happy to be cancer free for a year! I'm happy your brother is doing well.
God is good!