Thursday, December 29, 2011

Baby's 1st Christmas!!!

Christmas Eve!
Sebastian's first Christmas was a success! He slept for most of it, but that's ok since he can't seem to be awake and happy at the same time :( We are so hoping that this colic goes away at three months like we have been told.

So, there will be a lot of pictures in this post...he is just too darn cute not to photograph continuously!

Cookie much fun!
Uncle Patrick soothes the little one for a little bit
Look how fabulous he looks for Christmas Mass!!!
Celebrating our little family Christmas at home on Christmas eve!
Jonathan's gift to me...all the beads were related to our baby boy!
My gift to Jonathan...its ALL he talked about and ALL he wanted! IPAD 2!
He looks so short and stubby in this picture
Excited about Christmas!
Everyone waiting to go downstairs Christmas morning
Big Crowd
Some of the men got suits!
My hubby Christmas morning
It's early, Sebastian is in his Christmas PJs
Half way through the morning we switched off
So cute, 10 weeks old
Taking a quick snooze sounded good
Uncle Sam taking a turn
They are so cute together, so close!

Sleepy head! Christmas morning.
Uncle Sam got the Oakleys he wanted!
Sam got his fishing boat!
Getting ready for his bath after a long day!
The sink worked so well!
Such a cutie and enough hair to make a mohawk
Happy Baby after Christmas!

Sam always wants to hold his nephew
Love those bright blues
My baby boy
Wearing Lilly's hat
And he's out on Mamie

What a great 1st Christmas!!!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday, we had a great Christmas...Thank you so much to my parents for making it so special....HAPPY NEW YEARS!!!

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Dinner Party

Today was the big day...our dinner party with all the family, there ended up being 17 people in attendance! It was busy and chaotic but a ton of fun as well!

Firstly, the menu:

Appetizers -
Stuffed Mushrooms
Spinach & Onion Dip

Stuffed Mushrooms

Brochetta (huge hit, gone in about 60 seconds once the guest arrived)

Spinach and Onion Dip
Carolina 6 Marinated Sirloin Steak
Red Potatoes with Butter and Parsley
Sweet Carrots

Rice Crispy Treats
Sugar Cookies

Rice Crispy Treats drizzled with chocolate, Jonathan helped make these
Sweet Red Wine
Sweet White Wine
Cheerwine and Pineapple Punch

Sweet Red Wine and Sweet White Wine

Cheerwine and Pineapple Punch
Next, the preparation:

With baby full secured, the preparations started bright and early...there was tons of cooking, set-up and cleaning to get done!

It's a bit difficult to take a picture of yourself!
With 17 people to seat, we had placesettings everywhere!
The little guy is in his dress up clothes!
The dining room
All ready for the guests to arrive!

Sawyer and Dory dressed up too!

Milly was not as thrilled!
Kamerin and Samuel came to help out
Finally, the guests arrived:

The girls headed straight for the train set!

Pilar & Pierce, Kelly & I
Mike hanging with Kamerin
Katelynn with Santa
I like this one!
Making sugar cookies!
Kristyn and Baby Sebastian
With the girls
My BABY!!!
He's so handsome when he smiles!
Emma and Lilly!
Such a great time and a wonderful way to start the holiday weekend!!!