Because we broke our Mac (kind of), a lot of my pictures that I have been wanting to post are being held hostage. I tried to unhostagize--note...I like to make up words--them today, but there are so many that it will take awhile of loading and unloading the jump drive to transfer them all to this computer. Meanwhile, I have some pictures of our holiday festivities.
This is the finished product of Ekitzel and I spending ten hours baking. We made sugar cookies, toffee, winter bark (chocolate and peanuts) and chocolate peppermint cookies dipped in white chocolate. Those final cookies, Ekitzel really made, and although they were time consuming they rocked my world. Alyse baked with us and made peanut butter cookies with the Hershey's kisses on top.
Alyse and I went down to Provo to drop off some goodies. Here we are with Kristen and her little boy Luke. If you're confused...I'm holding Luke and Kristen has Kyle.
This is Evan sitting in our living room after we put all our Christmas lights up. Alyse gave us a little tree and I hung Kyle's toys on it to make up for the fact that I don't really have ornaments here in Utah. Evan hung lights around our windows and I put lights over the bookcase and around Kyle's swing. We like it so much, we are keeping them up until probably February when we move.
We had a chance to go see Chris and Teresa in Provo before they left. I wanted to get a picture of their daughter Halle with Kyle. But as soon as she saw the camera she came right over and started with all sorts of excited noises. Kyle's on the floor in the background. Halle is just so cute, I couldn't help but post this picture. I especially love her whale spout hair-do.
For Christmas Kyle got this overhead gym thing--we didn't wrap it or do any of that, and I used it before Christmas. It was one of my good finds at my new favorite store Kid to Kid. It only cost me $7 and the ears on the butterfly even squeak. He is not the biggest fan yet. But he does love that mirror (or any mirror) which is next to him. He is also wrapped up in the cutest little starfish blanket that Alyse made for us.
There are other pictures of Kyle with Santa, the family, friends with Kyle, baby legs, Kid to Kid finds, the cute outfits we got him for Christmas time, and shaving Evan's hair on Christmas day.
Hopefully when we get into non-Holiday months like August and September I'll finally be able to catch up on blogging with all the pictures I want. :) One can hope.