Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
We got up bright and early this morning to celebrate our first Christmas with Kylie! After coffee and apple cinnamon rolls, we opened presents and spent the day playing with our new toys. Autumn de-shelled three more crabs, and I whipped up crab cakes and curried crab soup for Xmas dinner with Los Borderiguez.
We finished the night with another disaster movie, Volcano, following in the end of the world theme from watching 2012 together on 12-21-2012 last week.
The newest addition to our family!
Kylie and her tiny glitter stocking.
Kylie opening a present from grandma!
Too much fun!
Time for an impromptu nap
Ready to ride!
Hello new friend!
Monday, December 24, 2012
We spent this Christmas Eve cooking and relaxing at home. Virgile and Sterling came down for dinner and a good time was had by all. Kylie was even on her best behavior. Maybe our constant reminders that Santa was watching and judging her paid off!
Peppermint Meringue Cake w/ Fresh Mint and Raspberries!
Our "beautiful" holiday table!
The real star of the night! Dungeness Crab!
Look at that beautiful cake footage!
Thank you Santa!
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Tonight we bundled up and headed down to see the National Christmas Tree. When we go there, it was so crowded that we decided to skip the Zoo Lights at the National Zoo and just go out to dinner instead. With our sleepy baby in the pouch, we started our three day seafood extravaganza at McCormick and Schmick's. I think we made the right choice!
Our big box of crabs came on Saturday!
All bundled up!
Kylie says "See something, say something!"
The National Christmas Tree, Washington Monument, and one of the 50 trees representing each state!
The White House....so, uh, festive?
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Well, it is our favorite time of year, Christmas! This year it is even more cute than usual with the addition of Miss Kylie to our family. Here are some highlights from the week...
Baby moccasins, made by hand. SO CUTE!
Here is Eric's fab holiday table for dinner with friends. We're fancy.
Here we are getting ready to go for a walk. Reindeer baby!
Kylie and her dad enjoying a lazy Saturday morning.
I hope everyone is having a great holiday season!!
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Friday, December 14, 2012
As a Trophy Husband, I periodically plan family-friendly fun activities for Autumn and I to do after the baby goes to sleep....this week's activity:
CRYSTAL GLITTER GEM TREES!
1 box small gems
1 box large gems
1 bottle of Aleen's tacky glue (required for any tacky Xmas decoration!)
1 sheet black poster board
So many crystals!
Voila! Crystal glitter gem trees!
(I also threw in a sweater tree for good measure.)
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Margaret finally gave us her top secret curry recipe! It is one of the weirdest, most delicious things I have ever eaten! The secret ingredient is the crazy topping bar that includes hard boiled eggs, bacon, coconut, sweet pickle relish, bananas, onions and raisins!
Looks gross, but it's really good!