Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

We had a wonderful Christmas and hope you all did, too! Santa brought Aidan and Lauren a castle to share (we'll see how that goes!), and Aidan got several car-related items, a guitar and some cymbals, a homemade sleeping bag and other cool stuff. Lauren got a new baby (small and easy for her to hold; she really likes her and says "uh-oh" every time her hat comes off, which is often), some cool clothes, a Rody ride-on toy, some rain boots and more.

Aidan puts out the treats on Christmas Eve. He wouldn't hear of the reindeer sharing one carrot! I made brownies from the book "Deceptively Delicious." Don't tell anyone, but they have carrot puree, spinach puree and whole-grain oat flour in them. They were quite tasty!

I was nervous about how the brownies would go over, so I got some whipped cream to sweeten the deal, so to speak. They loved it!

Surprisingly, I was the first one up this morning and got the coffee going and the cameras ready. Aidan got up a little before 7--here he is pointing at the presents.

Santa came! Left to right is Ryan's, Lauren's, my mom's, Aidan's and mine. We ordered Lauren's stocking online and had no idea it would be twice the size of everyone else's--I didn't think to check the dimensions!

Once Lauren got up and joined the party (with crazy bed head!) , Aidan helped her open the box with her new baby doll inside.

Aw...our baby with her new baby from China Sprout.

Lauren all dressed in her stylin' new coat from family friends that live in Italy, and her new rainboots from Bethie, and of course her binky.

We visited our old friends Margaret, Dan, Lily and Chase for lunch and had a great time. It was snowing at their house, and the boys scootered in the snow!

I love this action shot of Aidan in motion! He has gotten so good on his scooter since he got it last Christmas.


Anonymous said...

Wowzers!! She is styling! What happy little elves you have there!

xoxo j

I-Chwen said...

Very impressed by Lauren's Italian outfit - too cute, she will get a few head turns for sure! And great job with the healthy brownies - I have to look into this new trend as well.

Rob & Karin said...

I love the bed head pictures of Lauren, and Aidan in his snowman pajamas! What a sweet big brother helping Lauren unwrap her doll!

Joe and Jane said...

Sounds like you had a great holiday! We made zucchini brownies recently and they were a big hit as well. I'll have to check out that book!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year! We just got back from NC today. Love the carrots for all the reindeer! That is so cute!! Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Many Blessings to the Mayfield/Meyer family!! Love KKQL

Rebecca said...

That is a GREAT shot of Aidan on his scooter. We have 3 scooters in our household and the kids love them!!! :)

Lauren is definitely styling in her new outfit. And I love the bed head. :)


Jeff, Abbey, and Reed Land said...

They are so sweet Amy! Growing up too quickly!