"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Sunday, December 28, 2008

"goin' goin' back back to cali cali"

it was so much fun to blog without pictures this past week, but oh do i have a scrapbook for you today! out of all of the pictures we took of our christmas trip to cali, the first 3 of the plane ride home were my absolute favorites...
there is a story to go with them...
everything had been going smoothly.
we were dropped off in plenty of time.
our curbside check gentleman bumped us ahead of all of the inside lines to get brennan's birth certificate checked and cleared for travel (we gave him a pretty tip too, he rocked! and santa had been good to us this year).
5 minutes before boarding brennan "ehemed."
no big deal (although because he had "ehemed" twice prior we were definitely surprised that he "ehemed" again).
i was nervous that we didn't have much time, but grabbed the diaper caddy and played it cool (you know, being the expert mom i am).
there was a line for the diaper changing station in the bathroom, so i decided to lay my babe down in a corner for a quick change.
to my surprise, "ehem" had exploded.
(this is where sandie says "i told you so")
no extra outfit was packed in my carry on.
all other outfits were checked.
so, i calmly (remember, expert mom, you know, the ones that always have an extra outfit in their bag) dressed my babe without a shirt and walked back.
sean and i laughed on sight b/c without words he knew what happened.
but honestly, would these pictures have been as cute with a dressed baby!?
i think not.

grandma max's famous christmas stockings. these babies are hand made with love (and yarn). we've noticed that sean and brennan's (the newest family additions) are longer than the rest of ours. more santa stuffing for them. lucky dogs.

this was the best picture i got on christmas day of us. i'm hoping someone else can send me some from their camera?

pre-christmas eve mafia party. "grandie" (grandma sandie) hooked B up with this cute little christmas outfit number.

when i got pregnant with brennan, all dad could talk about was taking his grandbaby to the pond with a remote control boat. grandie got dad his dreamboat for christmas. it was lots of fun. dad was like a little kid. so cute.

don't you just love boys? me too. right after this shot they decided they needed a remote control helicopter for next year.

precious. i think i caught the dream on camera!

it was so funny walking through the airport like this...people couldn't stop laughing at us.

the christmas feast. prime rib is always our main event.

this little pony is famous in our family

you know you have a dedicated blog reader when they buy you the willow tree nativity scene you mentioned you wanted but couldn't afford. sandie, you rock!

we took brennan to see santa at hilsdale a few days before christmas. i need to post the picture sandie took of all of us taking pictures and videos of brennan on santa's lap...i'll work on getting that...

feeding the ducks

the boots. remember, "uggg, ugggg, uggg, ugggg, uggggggssssssssss"...i don't care what you think, they are the most comfy shoes ever to grace my pretty feet!

and now i'll spend the next year recovering.
also, brennan is still not crawling
(for those who have been asking.)

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