|Pipe cleaner collection|
The kids managed to sleep until 8, which I thought was totally fair. We all woke up and together we all checked out the living room. Bea and Vinny were in their new pajamas so that they would look nice in pictures. This is a Colbert tradition I've adopted thanks to Christmas eve with Arlene and Mary Ann. Bea's Christmas jammies this year made her look just like a leopard. Thanks Mary Ann! How cute. Funny that I bought some kitty ears totally separately that just happened to match perfectly. Santa must be psychic! At least he was when I was a kid. Now that I'm grown I have to figure out how to be the mind reader. Oh wait, no I have to find a way to conjure up money.
|Kitty Bea waking up slow next to a family of sledding penguins.|
I feel old and worn as a Mommy of two approaching Christmas. I don't want to teach them to over-do as I think I was taught. I want to teach them to center themselves and live life awake. Bea asked Santa for a pink whistle with a bird on it. Vinny wanted trombone. Santa looked at me inquisitively and told the kids he was stumped. I just said, "I guess that's what they want." He told them that he wasn't sure if he could do that or not, but that he would try. A pink whistle with a bird on it is pretty specific, and a trombone is likely very expensive. He managed to find a pink recorder and put a bird sticker on it for Bea. Vinny somehow got his hands on a slide whistle, but I'm not sure where that came from. Wishes were fulfilled, though I didn't spend $20 on the pictures.
|Vinny thinks his new saw is amazing!|
We celebrated Christmas eve with the Colberts where we helped decorate the tree.
|My best attempt at photographing overtired Vinny decorating the tree at Grama and Grampa's house.|
|Vinny made an interesting attempt at wearing a stocking.|
|Centerpiece for the dinner table!|
|Close up of my pink Christmas tree.|
|Bea is just cute.|
|Dad carving the perfectly cooked, perfectly timed prime rib.|
|The tiniest cutest ladybug!|
|Bea opening a present carefully selected by Mama and Auntie. Finger print art!|
|Decorating the tree with Mom and Dad Colbert|
|Bea flipped when she opened this.|