Monday, December 7, 2009

St. Nick 2009

I've written about it here and here previously, but our family celebrates St. Nick on the morning of the 6th. This year was no different except that I didn't roll out of bed until 9ish so Jeffrey and Connor had to wait a bit for St. Nick. :)

St Nick is all about the stockings so each person gets a small gift that is meant to be $15 or less. For the first time in years, Jeffrey and I are actually vowing to stick to the dollar limits we place on gifts. Most years we make a limit and both have to sheepishly admit that we went over. Self-Control...not our best quality :) But...this year we're sticking to it! With BB2 on the way, we're trying to reign ourselves in when it comes to our holiday spending. Now, that being said - i went over on his St. Nick gift. BUT...I plan on backing the overage out of the main gift. Now that I'm still writing about this I have no idea why I explaining it so much here...probably trying to justify it. Convinced?
Connor is really into Cars, the movie, right now. Dare I say it...even more than Mickey I think. Shocking. So, we got him four new cars. He loved them and played with them all day. Then he took them to bed with him. Hilar. Jeffrey has been wanting a new business card case. A nice one-engraved and all. I've tried finding one that falls somewhere in between boring and gaudy and finally found one recently. Perfect timing. He loved it. Jeffrey got me Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist because I love that movie. It came with the digital copy so that I can put it on my iPod so that's a bonus.

All in all, great St. Nicks this year! Right now I'm just wishing that I'd taken a moment to wrestle a shirt on him that morning since I took a ton of photos. Oh, and of course, he got a big scratch over his lip...just in time for holiday photos to start :) I love this kid. Here are some pics of the morning festivities.
um, what?
zoey really wants to help out
Connor gets an ornament every year for St. Nick...this year we let him pick his out. He picked out a baseball ornament which was shocking.
i love this photo. he's just so excited!

showing off a couple of his new cars

1 comment:

Katy said...

he went from toddler to small child in one blog post. He looks so big now.