Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas from the Walsh Family!!! Our blog post is one day late and we mailed the Christmas cards on the 24th, so be assured we did not forget you :o) We're just a little slow this year! We've been busy as you might have seen!

I think this picture was from the night before Christmas Eve! So sweet! Owen wants to snuggle with baby Ben before his nap and bedtime each time he lays down...

After Christmas Mass. We made the mistake of going to the 4pm Children's Choir Mass. Yikes!!! We thought we were actually doing pretty good by getting there 10 min early. I think we needed to get there at least an hour or an hour and a half early to get a seat. People were standing 2 deep around the church. I am feeling great, but, I think we would have had to leave if we weren't able to find a seat with some nice family whose sister didn't show up! Owen, Ben, and I sat behind another nice family with a little boy Owen's age who brought an entire backpack full of cars and trucks. Owen had a blast! Church was super crazy and noisy with all of the kids and we couldn't see anything anyway, so at least he sat still and played with cars and the little boy. Ben was a dream. He didn't make a peep! Everyone thought he was so tiny! Next year we will not be going to Children's Choir Mass.

Ben's first pair of Christmas jammies...

Looking particularly elfish :o) We took Ben to his first check-up on Christmas Eve and I am happy to report that he weighed in at a hefty 6lbs 1oz. Watch out!!! He was 5lb 4oz when we brought him home from the hospital on Friday. Dr. Minkus told me I was not allowed to wake him up to eat or worry about his weight or if he was getting enough to eat. Fair enough.

The boys each picked out a book for Daddy... He also got some DVDs, Beatles Rockband, and some giftcards to get some more "professional" clothes.

Owen was very serious about present opening!

Ben was a little less enthusiastic...

Preparing Santa's plate of cookies. Owen wanted to "share" with Santa!

Christmas morning!!! Owen woke up at 6 am which is pretty typical for him. We were able to hold him off on the present opening until 6:30. Santa brought Owen a Thomas the Train set which he was so excited about! He also got some new engines, a refrigerator for his kitchen and some new food, a playdough set, a "computer" (talking blackberryish educational thing), and a superhero cape just to name a few things. And, a baby brother!!! Lucky boy! Owen had a great Christmas this year!

As you can see, Ben was extremely excited to see what Santa brought to him! Ben mostly received rattles and teething toys. He also got some clothes and a new boppy cover. It's kind of hard to shop for a 1 week old :o) We were all very excited about his gifts, though!
Ben brought me a B necklace from Tiffanys to go with my O necklace. I also got a nice nursing tank, shirt, nightgown, cover, etc. I get pretty excited about that stuff, so it was a great! Ben's other gift was sleeping for quite a long stretch on Christmas Eve (and then again on Christmas night!) Please don't ask me for details unless you think you can handle it...

Here Ben is in his other Christmas jammies and trying out his new boppy cover. Looking pretty snuggly, huh?!

And here is a little video of Owen modeling one of his favorite Christmas gifts. Enjoy!

We had a wonderful Christmas this year and hope you all did, too. Owen was SO EXCITED about Santa and the presents and even going to Church to celebrate Jesus' Birthday. It was so fun to watch him enjoying everything as much as he did. And, having a new baby to snuggle is really about the best Christmas gift a Mom could ask for :o) It was a little sad to be away from our families this year, but kind of lovely to just stay home and relax and enjoy. It will be great to see everyone at the wedding next week!!!