Love: The Rickels
I'm creating a fun photo wall upstairs in the boys play room, with a collection of the boys one year photos, a few from the shoot above and K&A's canvas paintings.
Growing up a few traditions have stuck with me year-after-year. Baking an obscene amount of cookies, and having homemade pasta dinner on Christmas eve. My mom, sisters and I would spend the entire day singing, dancing and creating in the kitchen. Dinner was always delicious and I have fond memories of my mom coming downstairs always dressed in something beautiful!! Surprisingly newborn twins didn't stop Keith and I last year, and we managed to make pasta. I even set aside my nursing bra for dinner and brought out my high-heals. This year we have a serious case of toddler tornado, and I threw in the towel, TWICE, claiming dinner was canceled. Keith got Aiden and I under control, then Kaleb helped finish in the kitchen!
A couple weeks ago Keith heard about a military free-tree giveaway and walked through the door with a pine tree. It remained undecorated for over a week, until Keith took it upon himself to play Elf. He hung stockings and everything, and I have to say, he did a wonderful job.
I felt bad for not contributing so I made a faux fireplace for kicks.
The boys enjoyed opening a bunch of toys from family and friends (thank you everyone!!!). Included were two little floppy snowmen from their GG and PopPop. I wish I had a photo of Kaleb's initial expression when he saw his new friend in the box.
|Kman in blue, AJ in grey|