Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Merry Christmas

When I looked over our year to find one family picture to make a Christmas card with, I realized that all of our pictures have Zach or me with the kids and not both of us. We didn't have time to take a good picture and send it out before Christmas, so I was left with the weird realization that for the first time since we have been married, I didn't send out Christmas cards. It definitely wasn't for bah humbug reasons, but it just slipped past me. Zach and I were talking that it seems like everyone we know has had a glimpse into our lives all year because of our blog and facebook. You have all seen the cuts and scrapes, missing teeth, moving boxes, vacations, first day of school and family outings. I think I may like it better that I get to see the lives of our family and friends on a regular basis then once a year. So please don't feel left out or hurt by the absence of a Bonnin Christmas card, cuz it just didn't happen! So Merry Christmas to all of our friends and family, here are a few outakes from the year!

After a sunny warm vacation, it was really weird to return home and jump into the Christmas season. We didn't have much time to go on our regular tree hunt in the forest, so we hurried off to Home Depot for a tree. It only took a half an hour from start to finish, so we definitely saved time. However, it seemed very strange! We had a shortcut in the cookie department also. A box with cookie mix and cutters and frosting and sprinkles, made my job alot easier. This was the first year that Sawyer was more helpful than more work. We also had our little cookie tester:) We also did a gingerbread village, but due to our winter ant infestation, we got rid of it quickly!

Blues Clues Birthday

I can see how a December birthday really does get mixed into the business of Christmas. Fortunately, Fisher is only 2 and he has no idea! We may have to have a half birthday every year just so he can get outdoor toys and actually play with them! Blues Clues are no longer mainstream, but thanks to our old dvds, it lives on in our home. This is really the only show that holds his attention for longer than 10 minutes, so he knows it well. We are in love with this little rascal! He loves to be out and around people. He loves to play with big brother. He often boogies when the music is upbeat! He gives the best cuddles and makes all of us laugh. He loves to build, play ball, look at animals in books, playdoh, and scribbling (on everything). He adores his paci and blanket, which now that he is 2, will see less of. He is often demanding and prone to screaming when he is told no. He is a different ball game for us, but we are up for the challenge! Let the twos begin!

what is the occasion?

The occsion for our special trip to Playa del Carmen was that the oppurtunity came up and it was time for the two of us to get away. We will always have amazing memories of this vacation!