Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Day at Home

We spent Christmas day at home with just our little family.  We woke up around 8:00 and Kit brewed coffee (delicious Stumptown he got from his parents the night before) while I got Ellie up.  Since we have to wait at least 30 minutes after waking Ellie to feed her so that her Prevacid can kick in, we decided that would be the perfect time to open presents.

We had fun opening our presents, and Ellie loves her little birdies in their nest!  I also found a Star Wars onesie for her a couple of weeks ago that was her other Christmas present from mom and dad.  The birdies were more of a present from me and the Star Wars onesie was more of a present from Kit.  We figured both items made for fun memories, and since she got gifts from her grandparents and other family members as well, she didn't really need a million and one from us.

After presents, I fed Ellie while Kit made up our traditional Christmas breakfast - quick sticky buns.  We've made them every year on Christmas morning for the past three years.  Although we tend to make things from scratch, it's so relaxing to have yummy, warm breakfast in just a few minutes!

Then, after a quick trip to his parents' house to pick it up, Kit set to work putting together his new gas grill.  It's a mammoth but came in handy for our (most likely) new tradition of making bangers and mash for Christmas dinner.  Rather than simmer the sausages for the full time in the recipe, he finished them up on the grill.  Yum, yum!

We only took a few pictures (all of Ellie) that day, but here she is in her cute pajamas.  The legs aren't quite long enough for her to sit comfortably in them anymore so we let her little tootsies out while she opened presents.

Showing off her cute feet.

Enjoying a new toy that was actually a belated baby shower gift from one of my former bosses who is moving to Phoenix.

Checking out one of the egg shells.

And one of the birdies.

She enjoyed her gift!


Becca Sue Congdon said...

YAY! I'm so glad she enjoyed her birdies. :)

Claire said...

I love those birdies!


Carrie said...

You guys may think this is weird... My little girl suffered from severe acid reflux as an infant. She was on zantac and reglen for it, but she still would have episodes that were so bad she would turn purple and we would end up at Children's. The dr's answers were always to up her medications, even though she was already on high doses. A friend of ours recommended a holistic approach. We began adding 1/2 tsp of coconut oil in her morning cereal. Within a week she was able to go off both medications. In two weeks we stopped giving her the coconut oil. She is now two and a half and have never had another episode.

congrats on your pregnancy. May God bless each of you in 2010