Monthly Archives: December 2009

Christmas in Texas

We had a great Christmas in Texas this year. It was the first time the three cousins got to spend the holiday together, and having all the kids under one roof made the season especially fun. We enjoyed a lot of good meals and way too much dessert together. Here are some pictures of the mayhem.

This red nose turned out to be a hot item – Avery and Nicole had to take turns.

Jonathan flying his remote control helicopter

Grammy and Papa

Avery trying to make off with Christmas cookies

Visiting doves

Tackling Daddy/Uncle Jonathan

“I’ll teach you to dress me in a Santa suit!”

The Christmas dice game

“I see Rudolph in the sky!”

Santa stopped by on Christmas eve, Avery was not so sure about him

Feeling more confident after making the “nice” list

Santa’s helpers

Visions of sugarplums

The cousins in their Christmas jammies

Trying to get “the shot” in front of the tree

“Watch out! It’s the helicopter!”

The Avery family

Our Christmas feast

At the park

Lindsey ran into Tiger at the airport on the way home

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Santa and his Reindeer

We took Avery back to the Cougar Mountain Zoo to see Santa and the reindeer again. This year we didn’t have snow so it wasn’t quite as winter wonderlandy. Though we did spend more time exploring the zoo and seeing some of the other animals.
This year Avery thought Santa was alright, but still wouldn’t sit on his lap.

Avery enjoyed feeding apples to the reindeer.

Kissing all the animal statues.

Lindsey and I bought theatre tickets as our xmas present. We saw White Christmas at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle.

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Maui 2009

We’re back from our annual trip to Maui. This year it was just us and my sister (nanny). We had great weather this year and spent the vast majority of our time at the pirate ship pool or at the beach. I’d like to point out some highlights from our trip, but really, we didn’t do much besides lay around in the sun and eat the occasional meal. We did really enjoy having Auntie Ashleigh along and getting to spend lots of quality time with her.


Avery does “the superman” down the slide

Family portraits by Ashleigh King

18 weeks

Chillin’ with Mommy Elephant and Melman the Giraffe

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We spent Thanksgiving at Nana and Grandpa’s house in Vancouver. Old Nana was also at Thanksgiving dinner this year which, was a special treat. While she has been out to visit many times over the years, I can’t recall a time when she was here for the holidays.
On Black Friday we celebrated Christmas since we’ll be in Texas this year. Avery got a remote control car from Nana and Grandpa which was a hit.

Avery did eventually get a turn driving.

The traditional xmas game.

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