Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: Happy New Year!

It was nice to take a little blogging break! We had a lovely Christmas and quiet New Year's, so here are a few pictures from the recent celebrations:

boy opening one present on Christmas Eve — Christmas12 holidays
Christmas Eve, we all get to open one present.
Per his request, we made sure Mikko got a toy!

opening Christmas Eve presents of book —
Alrik, on the other hand, was quite happy with a new book from the
book exchange we did with our NPN buddies!

toddler modeling his own unique outfit of hawaiian shirt hoodie and fedora —
Just need to highlight Alrik's fashion sense.
He picked out this outfit himself:
his brother's Hawaiian shirt, a hoodie I'd put away with other newborn clothes,
and his fedora. Of course.

boy playing with play-doh kit —
The boys got in some Play-Doh time!

rolling out cookies —
Mikko also helped Sam bake and decorate …

cutting out sugar cookies batter —

baking cookies —

decorated cookies —
… these festive cookies!

Our good camera lens died (again!!) at this point.
(This is the fourth time it's broken and had to be sent in for repair; I'm irked.)
So Christmas was handled with our point-and-shoot and was a wee bit blurry.

decorated and lit tree with presents underneath —
After the boys went to bed, I got to play Santa and put the presents around the tree.
Love that role!

boys on couch on christmas morning opening kindle angry birds app —
Christmas morning in matching jammies (and reindeer baby leg warmers, natch!), "opening" the Star Wars Angry Birds app Mikko had been coveting.
How times have changed since I was a kid!
(NB: Sam's the one who's been hogging the game!)

sam as billy cranston the blue power ranger in overalls and glasses —
Best. Christmas. Present. Ever.
And all Mikko's idea!
Oh, you couldn't tell what it is? How could that be?

billy cranston the blue power ranger —
It's the complete daytime outfit for Billy Cranston,
the blue Power Ranger from the '90s! Of course.
Overalls, blue stripy shirt, and gold wire-rimmed round large glasses.
I swear to you Target had the latter;
Mikko had been confident they would. I was shocked.
I was so pleased Sam wore his new duds most of the day, despite the fact that
I thought they made him look like the homicidal caretaker in a horror movie.
(Mikko did suggest dyeing his hair blond….)

jewelry present from sam of cuff bracelet —
A none-too-shabby second place: Sam's gift to me!
(He also got me a lovely necklace and another cuff later!
Can you smell that? I'm spoiled.)

cream cheese and bacon dip —
My mom's top-secret dip … mmmm!

paleo pulled pork on cabbage with roasted apple —
And our meal of Paleo pulled pork (figuring out a new recipe — 
needs tweaking, but it was fun to try!) with roasted apple.

family portrait —
The family shot!
Mikko's five and a half, and Alrik's 19 months. Hard to believe how fast this year has gone — but it's been a wonderful one!

Wishing you and your family all the best in 2013!

You'll also love photos of Dentist Visits over at Natural Parents Network. Our visits have been rather traumatic (sigh), but it's an interesting topic to see visually!

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Masshole Mommy said...

Great pics. I am so glad the holidays are over. We had a great time, but I am so ready to get back to the normal routine.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Looks like a great holiday!

Rachael said...

Gorgeous tree! And gorgeous family, too (of course)!

All the best to you and yours!


Farmer's Daughter said...

A fedora and overalls... this is the stuff that makes awesome memories :)

Karren Haller said...

I love all your pictures it shows the love your family shares!! Thank you for stopping by to link up. Happy New Year ! My Wordless post with Linky Oh! My Heartsie

Good Girl Gone Green said...

Those cookies look very yummy! :)

I Thought I Knew Mama said...

I love Alrik's fashion sense!

Happy New Year!

{I tried to link up a few times, but I keep getting a weird error every time. :-(

Anonymous said...

I am laughing at your comment on the Power Ranger alter ego outfit. Lovely bracelet.
Looks like you had a lovely time! Happy New Year!

Santosha said...

What sweet children to get you that bracelet. My boys were stoked to get me a Star Wars R2-D2 phone cover. Haha! I use it with pride...although secretly I like my purple one better. :)

Shannon said...

Mikko's present turned out so great! And I LOVE Alrik's outfit. Adorable!

OrangeHeroMama said...

Looks like you've had a wonderful CHristmas!

(i have a VERY similar cuff bracelet to the one you got!)

Catch My Words said...

Sweet pictures!

The Crumby Mummy said...

Glad you had a lovely Christmas! Happy New Year!

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