Christmas 2010

Christmas here at the Turner house was perfect. Nobody was sick this year so we all were happy. We opened presents all morning (I think the last presents were opened around noon), ate a yummy breakfast, then we played with our new toys all day. At one point I looked up at the clock and it was already time for dinner. I am always sad that such a wonderful day goes by so fast. Sigh.
Jackson checking out his new slide...he was a little unsure but loves the slide down if someone is holding his hand.

Andrew is always good for a great face. This year there were lots of Legos around the house.
Anne asked for "girl" legos.
Jackson took his time opening his presents. He tortured his brother with his slowness.


gingerbread houses and the nativity

The kids in the matching outfits I made for them. I had to brake them out before Christmas. I couldn't wait. Andrew really does have that freaky eye thing down doesn't he?
A few days before we had a few friends over to decorate gingerbread houses. The kids and a few parents also put on a nativity. It was so cute. Thanks for all the adults who put on my kid's dress-ups and played along. You all looked great!

Just as I was putting my camera away Anne told me she was ready for her personal picture as "Mary" A line from a old movie came to my mind. "I'm ready for my close-up Mr. Devil." Is that Sunset Boulevard?

The kids and Zac then put together the gingerbread house. I tried to help but they were going to fast for me. Because they did put it together so fast I sat there for the next half hour and held it together as it fell apart. Oh well.

I think the windows belong on a Halloween house...bloody huh?


bath time

I thought since I just posted about cutting Jackson's hair I should show you one last picture of his cute curls. Gosh I miss them...isn't he so cute?


the 1st hair cut

I loved Jackson's curls. Really loved them but they were getting slightly girly in the back so on a whim I decided to give his hair a bit of a trim before Zac got home. I stuck Jackson in the sink and went to work. He did really well while I trimmed with the scissors. He played in the water and chewed on all of our tooth brushes. (Anne was kind enough to take pictures) The only problem came when I turned on the buzzers. He totally freaked out. He screamed the entire time. I was so sad for him but of course had to finish the job. I had just about finished up and was trimming the bottom when Jackson jerked his head toward me...yup...big chunk out of his hair! Oops. As Zac said later when he got home, "Give it 2 weeks and it will grow out." Thank goodness hair does that.

Anne took some very interesting shots.

This was before I started the buzzers. Anne didn't like his screaming so she left the room...thus no more pictures.

He was still pretty traumatized at this point and didn't want to smile. Luckily you can't see the big chunk out of his hair. And yes it did grow back. I miss his curls. Sigh...