Scenes from a Merry Christmas

by Wendy Copley on December 26, 2011

The big day has come and gone and the Copley family had a lovely holiday! Here are some glimpses of our celebrations:

Crudite Christmas Tree

We hosted my husband’s family for a very laid back Christmas eve celebration. We had a very simple menu of chicken noodle soup and snacks so I decided to make it a little more festive with a crudite Christmas tree.  (I was inspired by this single serving tree on Little Nummies.)

Cousins with matching jammies

I made flannel pajama pants for the boys and my niece and they were all so excited to put them on. I made them without a pattern using this tutorial and it was very easy.

Do not enter! Do not cross!

Before we went to bed, Zach and I put packing tape across the door to the living room with the message, “DO NOT ENTER! DO NOT CROSS! WAKE UP MOM & DAD! We want to open presents too!” I got the idea from a friend who did the same and posted it on Facebook and we laughed and laughed about it as we went to sleep.

When I woke up in the morning, the first thing I heard were tiny little wimpering cries and then Augie ran into our bedroom crying.  “There’s a sign that says we can’t go into our house, Mama! Santa says we can’t get our presents!”

🙁 Oops.

Christmas Tree

Our tree looked good though!

Tangerine!

Augie was thrilled with his big gift from Santa. “I got a TANGERINE! For jumping!”

Stockings

Stockings.

I like LEGO too!

I got an awesome Lego set!

Aftermath

And finally, the aftermath of the gift opening frenzy!

I didn’t take any more pictures for the rest of the day, and it was nice to hang up the camera and just enjoy our kids and the rest of the family.

How has your Christmas or Hanukkah been?  I hope it has been full of happiness, peace, love and light!

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  • Splittingtens

    LOVE your posts. Thank you!

  • Is that a unicorn hanging on the wall next to your front door in the trampoline picture? At first class I thought it was a cat that must have gotten on the trampoline right as the first jump occurred! 

  • Ha ha! You have a good eye! Yes, that’s a toy unicorn and you’re the first person who’s noticed it — including people who have visited our house! — all month! The kids hung it on a hook that normally helps to hold up a quilt and it makes me laugh when I see it so I kept it there.

  • Adorable all around!  Especially love the crudite Christmas tree!

  • Anne

    Oh Wendy, your story about the message with the tape is so cute.. 

  • Plume

    My three-year-old would soooo love one of those trampolines.  But not so much our neighbors downstairs, so that’s why we’ve refrained.  Our Christmas has been pretty nice.  Best gift was seeing my mom, as she traveled in as a surprise with my brother.

  • Plume

    My three-year-old would soooo love one of those trampolines.  But not so much our neighbors downstairs, so that’s why we’ve refrained.  Our Christmas has been pretty nice.  Best gift was seeing my mom, as she traveled in as a surprise with my brother.

  • febby

    your tree is beautiful and your family even more. glad you had a great christmas. hope augie makes good use of his tangerine all year long 😀 
    love your post!

  • X

    The Christmas Tree is awesome! I like the tape idea– sorry it made your kiddies sad. 🙁 

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