11/29/09

That Was Nice


We had a full week of family from both sides (though not all of them), just enough great food to have enjoyed the holiday without feeling like stuffed turkeys ourselves, and some down time this weekend to catch our breathe and get some work done. Ruby went with us to see New Moon and slept through most of it like a champ! She woke up with a piercing cry about thirty minutes before the end so I spent the rest of the movie bouncing her on my shoulder in the walkway. We decided Edward looked just as good from down there.



Sebastian and I put up the Christmas tree together again this year and didn't break any of our vintage ornaments! His strategy was to place as many on one branch as possible and then move a few branches over and do it again. It got to be a little crowded about three feet up so I would rearrange them when he would go get another ornament but he would come back to those same spots every time. He kept telling me he was so happy for Christmas time because he could throw snow at Scoop (Bob the Builder) and that the tree looked perfect. I'm so glad he gets as excited about trimming the tree as me and I hope we have many more Christmases with memories of overloaded branches and empty boxes of Shiny Brites stacked around the room.



This afternoon we're going to attempt to paint a wooden train, make stockings from wool suits, and any other fun projects we can tackle in between newborn naps. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are ready for all Christmas, all the time!

xoxo,
Rachel

17 comments:

Jamie said...

Sebastian looks so big in that first picture!!! Sounds like a lovely holiday! Hope to see you this coming weekend!!!! xo

the whytes said...

i am so glad little ruby had such a wonderful first thanksgiving. that little face is so sweet.

hooray for new moon and time spent with edward. ha ha.

beautiful ornaments!

~susie

hollysarah said...

Glad to hear you had a good thanksgiving Rachel! That family photo is soooo adorable. Sebastian looks like a gentleman with that "big brother" glow, and Ruby is smiling too! Love it. Not to mention that you look FABULOUS!
We trimmed our tree this week too, and though no vintage went into it... (sad face, our thrift stores aren't that great) I'm just pumped Ryan let me go with a pink theme. :)
All Christmas, all the time... sounds perfect. :)
miss you!!!

moweezle said...

I soooooo love ornaments and all things Christmas!

Heather - CROQZine.com - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

Love the tinsel wreath - so pretty! We have some Bob the Builder lovers at our house too... :)

jackiek said...

you have the cutest family ever!
ruby is adorable and sebastian sounds like he is having so much fun with the holidays!

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Erin said...

i love your wreath! is that something you made?

Leslie said...

Love Ruby's sleeper! I just bought the boy version for our little guy...all that Dwell stuff is on clearance at Target right now!

mrs.adrienneK said...

im totally looking forward to your christmas posts!! your blog was one of my faves during christmas last year! id get in a scroogey mood then id look at your blog and get all excited again!! oh and ruby's little face is THE CUTEST!!!!!! love love!!
~adrienne K~

Dreaming Tree Studio said...

Sounds like a lovely Thanksgiving...LOVE LOVE LOVE your ornaments!!! So beautiful...oh and I do believe Edward would look good at any angle!!!

skunkboycreatures said...

I said several weeks ago that you were the cutest pregnant girl, but you are the cutest mommy, too. We'll have to meet up one of these days. I'd love to share stories (plus I keep hearing from Elsie and Erin how great you are. <3

sarahjane said...

I've been thinking about taking Story with me to New Moon as well, but I wasn't sure if it'd be too loud. Hmmm. . . you might've talked me into it.

Mariana (: said...

You are a super mom. You really are <3

Illinivicki said...

Beautiful pictures--thanks for sharing. And the white tree is perfect!

Ashley said...

I love Target sleepers....

kinzielynmadsen said...

hey rachel. just wanted to tell you that this year my christmas tree was inspired by yours. there is a pic on my blog of it if you want to check it out. thanks for always being so inspiring, the tree isn't the first thing that you've inspired me by.

youre awesome..

xoxo.kinzie

inspired-daily said...

Ruby is gorgeous and you're glowingly beautiful yourself! I've seen New Moon twice and need to get back to the theater at least once more during the Christmas break!