Thursday, January 8, 2009

A Magical Christmas

I can't believe that it is already into January. Time just flies. We had such a fun break from school and work. This post is going to be long filled with pictures, so if you don't have the time, or the fortitude you can stop now and I will understand.

We started out with a visit to Temple Square to see the lights. It was Zac's first ride on trax and it was a hit. Lots of people to look at and give him attention.
It was a really cold night but it was beautiful, just a light snow. We spent some time in the visitor's center warming up and then headed for home.

Next, Christmas Eve morning is when Jon and I celebrate with our own little family. It was fun this year to wake up and have Zac come out and open his presents. He was less than impressed with the whole process. He wasn't even all that thrilled with the wrapping paper. Oh well. He is enjoying the toys now! We took video instead of pictures or that event.

That evening we had our big party with my family. This year after yummy Cafe Rio salads, we had a Food Network Challenge. Anyone who knows me knows that I am a big fan of the Food Network- this was lots of fun. Each person was assigned a Food Network celebrety to be.
Jon made a charming Bobby Flay and Michelle a fantastic Rachel Ray. We got into groups and got a bunch of cakes and supplies and had one hour to design our cakes to represent a Christmas show.
This is our groups creation- and if you you're not sure what it is or what show it represents, it's OK. We did work hard, however it turned out t little scary. The show is Home Alone, and this is the guy that gets hit in the face with an iron- notice the paint can, spider, iron, and Christmas lights.
Although we didn't have much decorating talent, the other two groups did a fabulous job.
Can you guess who won? Great job with Buddy the Elf guys! Thanks for a fun night.
Christmas eve night, after Zac's first tooth popped through, we spent with Jon's family. He and his siblings stayed up and played video games and Zac and I slept in the other room. Christmas day we spent with both families.
My mom's favorite gifts were the bath toys she got- to play with Zac of course.
Zac was very spoiled and got lots of fun toys and clothes from all his family. He got a Jack in the Box from his great grandparents that he thinks is fun.
I got a TV stand that had doors so our little almost walking boy couldn't get into things. Zac helped us put it together. You can see the before and after. I love it.

We had a wonderful holiday. It was so nice to have so much tim off of work to hang out with Zac and other family. We are truely blessed! Zac is already 11 months and we have some other holiday pictures to put on as well. I'll update soon. Happy New Year everyone.


Greco Family said...

Looks like you guys had a blast!! I can't believe how big he is. Those cakes are hilarious! You know it is just a matter of time before he'll figure out how to get into that tv stand too right!!?? Hehehe...little kids are so much fun. So when are we getting together?

Lauren Alexis said...

Zac really is so cute, I'm so glad that I get to check out your blog and see what y'all have been up to! Glad that I got to spend more time with y'all over the break and I hope to see you soon!

Bourgeous said...

Looks like fun celebrations! Glad that you had a great Christmas. Hey and Lauren Alexis - that's my sweet cousin - way to go on the buddy cake!