{Not Quite} Wordless Wednesday: Christmas 2012

We had such an amazing Christmas this year! Every year, Shane “gets” the holiday more & more- and this year, he was as excited as I remember being as a kid! We always do our Christmas in segments- we wake up & open presents from Mom &Dad and Santa, then my parents come over, and then we go to Justin’s parents’ house. This year, we also went to their house the Saturday after since Justin’s sister & her husband came to town, so Shane got an extra day of Christmas! I took well over 100 pictures on Christmas Eve & Christmas, so below are just some of my favorites.

Christmas Eve

One last glimpse at the Christmas tree before bed on Christmas Eve!

Putting out cookies and milk and carrots
He was so excited to put out cookies & milk for Santa and carrots for the reindeer!

Cookies and carrots
He even helped Daddy get the carrots ready!


The tree before Santa’s arrival!

After Santa
After a visit from the Jolly Old Elf!

Candy canes
Santa always leaves candy canes in our tree!



It’s tradition- we always open stockings first!

Bella newspaper
Shane was excited to help Bella empty her stocking- where they found a newspaper toy!

fire truck 2

This has a s year, we let Shane choose an ornament. Last year, he chose the one above. Unfortunately, the day after we put our tree up this year, Shane knocked this one off & shattered it. Santa knew how devastated Shane was about it & brought him a brand new one that was just like it! Shane told everyone about it &said it was one of his favorite things all day.

Bella bone

Bella loved her present! She had some trouble burying it, though.

Christmas smile 2

Shane loved all of his presents, too. He got so excited after every last one!

Shane and Bella

Bella wanted to see what we were all looking at. She made herself at home sniffing everything &laying on discarded wrapping paper.

Christmas carnage

Speaking of wrapping paper.. there was a lot of Christmas carnage!


Shane is completely in love with his kitchen. He plays with it all the time & likes to pretend to make dinner whenever I’m in the kitchen- a bonus because it keeps him out from underfoot when I’m cooking!

Nomi and Shane Santa hat

Before presents, Shane wore his Santa hat &watched his Papa {Grandpa} dance really silly to a Christmas song.


He was excited for presents at the in-laws, too!


He got a super cool ride-on, but he’s a little afraid of it when it’s actually moving. We’re working on it.

light sabers

He also got some great light sabers &played with Grandpa- he doesn’t even know what a light saber is, but he thinks they’re the coolest.swords.ever.

As you can see, we had a day full of magic & memories. I hope all of you had holidays that were just as wonderful!

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  1. Beautiful! I LOVE a good Christmas story! He looks so happy too. Christmas makes me all happy inside, even other people’s Christmas!
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  2. Great photos, looks like he had a great Christmas! Your tree is beautiful! We had an awesome Christmas too because Gracie “got it” more this year too – I totally know what you mean.
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  3. Santa brings us ornaments too. This year we got a Batman bear, a Darth Vader and a Green Eggs and Ham
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  4. Aww… what a great Christmas! I love the ornament he picked out. :) And Bella looks like she made out well too! lol
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  5. I love Christmas. I can’t wait for next year! :) Love the light saber shot. I have one like that with my 2 little boys from last year. :)
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  6. Wow! What a fantastic looking Christmas you guys had. Happy New Year!
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  7. Carolyn G says:

    I love your Christmas pictures!! I love that kitchen as well!

  8. I LOVE Christmas and all the memories they provide!! It looks like you guys had a great one!
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  9. Great shots! It looks like y’all had a wonderful Christmas!
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  10. It looks like you guys had a wonderful Christmas! My girls got a play kitchen a few years back and it is still played with on a daily basis – one of the best toys!
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  11. Your dog made out just as well as the kiddo!
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  12. Looks like you guys had an amazing Christmas! I can’t wait until Nick “gets it.” He didn’t even care about ripping the paper yet!
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  13. That looks like so much fun. Love your little man’s expression watching Dad’s silly dance. Lol!
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  14. Sherry Compton says:

    How cute! The Christmas carnage just shows off the excitement of the day. Love the photo of Shane watching his papa dance….of course, I hope you have video of that! :)

  15. Looks like a wonderful Christmas!
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  16. Aww, what cute photos! They really capture the magic of the season. Happy holidays!

  17. Looks like you guys had a wonderful Christmas! I hope you all have a wonderful 2013 as well!

  18. Wow, looks like your family had an awesome Christmas! I love how excited kids get, it makes all the stress during the season worth it.
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  19. I need a couple of those bones for our dogs :)
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  20. Oh my goodness. that ride on toy looks amazing! I want one… does it come in my size :) Looks like it was a very Merry Christmas. God Bless.
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  21. He looks like he had a fantastic Christmas!! What great photos :)
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  22. Quite the holidays! If you haven’t joined Wordless Wednesday Bloggers yet, please share your WW at http://www.wordlesswednesdaybloggers.com each and every week!

  23. Such a HAPPY little man :)
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  24. So cute! Looks like one happy little guy (and dog too).

  25. What wonderful memories in those pictures. Looks like you had an amazing Christmas! We pick out an ornament every year as well, I love that tradition.

  26. Looks like a wonderful Christmas for you and your family! I hope the New Year is filled with joy and surprises!
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  27. looks like Christmas was a huge hit!
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  28. Karen Medlin says:

    Love the photo of the big gift your pet received.. looks like Santa did not forget him! Thank you for sharing your holiday with us.

  29. looks like a great Christmas! Jayden also got a ride on quad similar to that one. He was scared the first minute or two, but now he wants to drive it fast up and down the hills in the greenbelt behind our house.

  30. Looks like Someone got some Amazing Presents!

  31. Looks like a wonderful Christmas!!
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