Sunday, January 31, 2010

Christmas Part III

We left Huntsville Christmas morning to head down to Grandmommy's house for Christmas with the Eaton family. We had a delicious lunch and got to visit with aunts, uncles, and cousins:)

Rowan got this ball from Em for Christmas. It lights up when it bounces and was a pretty big hit-

Rowan, get used to it! You'll be covered in kisses from all your second grandmommies from this point forward:)

Lindsey and her main squeeze;) Maybe this is where Rowan gets his blonde hair?

A view of the water -
Rowan figured out where the ice cream is kept, and boy did he want it. He is his mama's child.

He loves exploring Mom's house -

Aunt Rita coming in for some kisses -

Mom, the pictures I took of you with Rowan were all blurry! I'm sorry! But there were pictures, just so you know:) We love you and had so much fun!!! Next year we will hopefully have a little more time together around Christmas. Thank you so much, family! Rowan loved all his presents and just getting to visit family:)

Christmas Part II

On Christmas Eve we headed up to Huntsville. We watched A Christmas Carol and then the Muppet Christmas Carol...both very good. There is a traditional argument on whether or not we should watch the old George C. Scott version or the muppet version. Both have their merits. I do love the muppets though;)

After movies and naps, we had a wonderful Christmas Dinner and then opened the first round of presents.

The ornaments on the tree in the Specht household all have their special meanings or memories associated with them. This ain't your mama's Christmas tree...or maybe it is if you're Clarence;) This year, I got my own ornament from Shannon (a cute little owl) to hang on the tree. It was very sweet.

The Christamas Dinner...Grandpa looks pretty excited -

and so does Rowan -

Present opening -

Rowan loved this little thing I got from one of the toy sales at daycare. It made a good Christmas present -

Grammy showed him how to use it -

The horse was also a big hit -

Andrew gave this painting to his Grandma. He painted it himself!

Grandpa on his way to Midnight Mass -


Christmas morning and more present opening -

We had a wonderful time. Thank you so much!

Christmas Part I

Twas the night before Christmas Eve, and all through our house, everybody was sick, even our mouse. True story.

Christmas was a bit off this year. Next year I hope we'll have some time to do a little more decorating and getting into the spirit too.

Here's our little tree and some presents -

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Congratulations, Grammy!

We are SO happy, excited and proud for you. We were glad to be there for you on this big day. One could never tell from these pictures that you weren't feeling well. You powered through it, and looked glorious in the process.

Clarence took these pictures. We weren't able to get as many as we'd hoped since Rowan was a bit clingy that evening, but I love the ones we got. You just look so thrilled.