Monday, December 29, 2008

Alistair's First Christmas



Finally the Christmas Posting !
After a morning of opening presents at our home (5am) , we made our way to Grandma and Poppa McNeill's for more presents and breakfast.









Had to take a Family Photo in front of Aunt Judy and Uncle Dave's waterfall in their backyard.
Gave up trying to get Alistair to look at the camera for us. Maybe next year.










Alistair was chillin and watching people eat in a borrowed chair.





Sporting one of the many "first Christmas" outfits courtesy of the Doxey's .













Grandma McNeill holding her grandson and in yet another "first Christmas" outfit! Gotta get them all in before its over .










soooo tired....sooo hard being a baby at the Holidays. Had to put out the

Sign for Santa to stop by.
The Checklist read :
My room is nice and clean
I say my prayers every night
I promise to be sound asleep
I go to bed on time






Daddy opening his presents while baby sleeps on his chest.










Love the little poop shoot



















Catching some more zzzzz's with Popa











I think we can chalk it all up and say to was a great "first" Christmas. Though Alistair slept through most of it, I hope he remembers how much we enjoyed dressing him up and taking so many pictures of him.

Sorry it took so long putting up this blog, lots and lots of work cleaning up after this holiday .
Hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas and remembered the TRUE Meaning behind this amazing day.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas Lights Fantabulous!

video
So Monday Night we decided to go drive around with the family and see Christmas lights.
We pulled up the list of the most spectacular on AZCentral.com and got everyone snuggled in the jeep with some Hot Cocoa from Starbucks and drove around. One of our stops was this amazing exhibit of Lights!
The owner of this home has been working on his yard since February and we can see why. Among all the homes this one tops them all .
Hope you enjoyed this video as much as we did watching it.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Mariner's First Visit !




Last week Alistair got to meet his Mariner (Grandma Watkins) for the first time. Flying in on a 6 hour flight from Florida was all worth it when she finally got to meet her first grandchild. We laughed and cried the whole time she was here and as you can see from the pictures they are in love.

After church on Sunday we picked out our Christmas Tree and went straight home and decorated it.
We hung up our ornaments that Jeff and I made each other through the years and even had Alistair's first christmas Ornament hung.
When we all weren't paying attention Mariner hid the Pickle ornament in the tree so when Christmas Morning finally comes the person that finds it gets to open the first present !









Alistair got to meet his Great Great Uncle Peter and Great Great Aunt Bettina. I'm pretty sure they liked him.






Mariner's promises to visit us every six months and even bought us a webcam for weekly updates with her new baby grandson.
We miss you already !