Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Operation Santa Claus

This was our first year to have Santa Claus come to our house - so we had no idea what to expect. Most of Claire's presents were already wrapped and under the tree except for her kitchen from Nana, a shopping cart from Granny and a broom from GiGi. Once we put Claire down for bed - we brought out the boxes that the kitchen and shopping cart were in...

Well, they were not pre-assembled like we thought. It ended up taking two adults, a few power tools and some Maker's Mark to put everything together...

An hour and a half later... the finished product(s)...

Here is a video of Claire on Christmas morning...
We got a new video camera for Christmas, and are still learning how to use it. So most of the video is more like an areial shot (thanks to Russ). We now know that videos come out better when you aren't standing over the object you're shooting :)
Also - the video is pretty quiet, so you may want to turn it up.
Lastly... our Christmas tree wouldn't turn on Christmas morning (we figured it out later that day) so that is why Claire seems so worried at the beginning.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Eggemeyer Christmas

This past weekend, the Eggemeyer's came up to celebrate Christmas with us! They were nice enough to come see us - since a 6 hour car ride would not be fun for me... We were definately spoiled rotten :) Here are a few pictures:

Claire getting caught opening presents!

Mrs. Potato Head - her new favorite toy!

Aunt Tracy got Claire an A&M pallet for Christmas. When you roll it out, it has a built in pillow and blanket. This will be perfect for MDO :)

Trying it out...

Her favorite part about opening presents...the tissue paper!

She loved having it dumped on her!

Claire isn't the only one who likes her A&M blanket...