Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas 2011

 A few weeks ago, we went with Todd's family to the Elks Club for Breakfast with Santa. It was a lot of fun, and Tatum LOVED Santa.

 Tatum before her Christmas program at daycare. They Peapod and Strawberry Patch rooms stood upfront, held babies and rocked them as we all sung away in a manger. The practice night did NOT go well for Tatum, but amazingly the big night of the show, was a success!!

 Tatum upfront with all her friends and one crooked bow!

 Christmas Eve we went to Nai Nai and Pop Pop's for dinner with Todd's whole extended family--Tatum took a great nap which allowed us to enjoy dinner without feeding anyone! Tatum loved to help Mom Mom open her gifts. :)

 Uncle Brent and Tatum snuck off to enjoy a tea party....SO sweet.

 Christmas morning we had Todd's family over for breakfast so they could enjoy Tatum opening presents. Tatum and I both we suffering from a cold/cough, so we were pretty slow moving that morning. She really enjoyed opening presents and understood what to do.

 A snowman from Grandma and Grandpa

 A beautiful sweater dress from Grandma and Grandpa

 A field hockey stick just Tatum's size from Aunt Jena

 Enjoying a morning snack and the new book that Nai Nai gave Tatum with a recorded story read by her-so special & Tatum loves it!

 Christmas night we went to Todd's parents for a prime rib dinner and open more presents-Santa visited Nai Nai and Pop Pop's house too--Tatum's first car

 Tatum's 3 in 1 tricycle (Smart Trike)

And a wagon for Raggedy Anne and Andy...

Over all, we had a great holiday and thankfully are now all feeling better. Tatum goes back to the dr this week to get her ears looked at again to be sure her ear infection has cleared up after her antibiotics, and we want to get her cough checked out again. We are also applying for her passport!! Yippee!!

Now....we are gearing up for a very quiet New Years Eve. I have some red wine and a pot of chili cooking on the stove...we are going to put Tatum to bed and enjoy a picnic in front of the fire and making a bucket list....many of our dreams have come true this year, but we still have a lifetime of things to go and do with our beautiful daughter. 2011 was one of our best years ever welcoming Tatum home...I can't even imagine how 2012 can live up to that!


Debbie said...

I love your last statement....Happy New Year to you all! Great to catch a glimpse of your Xmas Day, Gracie would love that pink car! Hmmmm, applying for Tatums's Passport, do I see a trip to the UK on your horizon?

Carrie said...

You did a have a great end to 2011! Just imagine how full this year will be having Tatum the whole year! =) Glad to hear you had a wonderful holiday as your new little family! Christmas when they are this age sure is fun!! =)

Jo said...

That little Miss Tatum is just adorable! Love all the sweet smiles and happy faces.

Wishing you and your family a very happy 2012!