Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Compliments of the Season - Family Christmas Album

Santa filled everyones' stockings; the kitties were so happy to get their Whiska's Ostrich treats in gravy! Yum. Missing from all our photos but in our hearts this day are all our Seattle family and friends....
Rockin' out with Elvis Christmas, this has been played daily in our house since August; today it was finally appropriate, finally felt right.
The boys, playing "Safari Hunt" (see detail below), the game that O spent a month designing and getting ready for TJ. Todd is sporting his new Zambia jersey. He actually took off his Arsenal kit for the day and Owen took off his Manchester kit in favor of the new Seattle Sounders. Finny took off his shirt, too and got distracted before he got around to putting on his new Sounders jersey, bringing the world one step closer to world peace.

Christmas Eve Fete, everyone rapt at the reading of Clement Moore's "Night Before Christmas"

Finny was very excited about opening presents. Not to worry, we fixed his strange haircut, just not in time for Christmas photos. Owen is boycotting haircuts and has the new nickname 'Shawn Cassidy." The funniest part about Christmas was Finny and Owen deciding on their own to wear their 'fancy clothes.' Finn I don't think has worn pants since camping in the middle of winter and even then only wore them reluctantly. Owen pulled on a pair of his jeans that landed just below his knees, so it's been a while since for him, too. Many of you might recognize Finn's's been handed down thru the Braun family and probably maany families before. It landed in our dress up box only to be miraculously and mysteriously rescued by Finn and, well..... what a handsome guy he is. Below: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.


Kathi of Clan Church said...

Hank and his buddy Devin (from their Sanislo class) had a fun time looking at your new photos.

Holy COW! Shawn Cassidy is right! O wins hands-down in the "lustrous locks" department - he could be a Breck Girl! I mean boy. Hank was not too happy when I had his hair trimmed a few weeks ago. And Finn - oh my - he looks like a different boy altogether.

Wow, what a cool game Owen created. I'm assuming you did all the graphics and helped bring his creation to life? Is this the right time to make one of my "you make me sick" comments?

Love from us all - and please give those boys hugs for us.

TimeWellSaved said...

Holy smokes, Owen's hair is AWESOME! I was thinking Farah Fawcett but Kathi hit it on the head with Shawn Cassidy. Wow.

It's nice to see photos of you all, reminds me that some day you will return to Highland Park and we will all sit down for bike night pizza.