White Christmas

While our extended family made rounds today, we declared Christmas Day pajama day at home.  When the babies  took their morning nap, George and I took time to make one of our old favorite breakfasts, crepes. We acquired an affection for them when we traveled to San Francisco a few years ago.  Since then, we’ve developed all sorts of beloved fillings from chocolate chip marshmallow to cream cheese jalapeno.  Today we chose savory cheddar, sausage, salsa crepes complimented by Eggnog flavored coffee.  Of course, we didn’t have too much time to relish our breakfast before Harper began letting us know it was time for bottle #2.

Mmm, crepes!

Mmm, crepes!

George’s dad stopped by for a quick visit to deliver some toys to the babies.  The babies are becoming increasingly curious about their surroundings and are discovering their hands so I know they’ll love the new toys.  He  skedaddled just as a winter storm approached.  It started with a bit of sleet then a lovely white powder dusted our lawn.  Who knew we would have a White Christmas after having highs in the eighties?  Texas weather is really bizarre sometimes!  We didn’t think the babies would enjoy romping in the snow just yet so I brought them to the window to gaze at it instead.

Harper needed a bit of help too.

Harper needed a bit of help opening his gift.  It will be quite different next year!  I think he will LOVE tearing paper by then.

Daddy helped Rylin open her gift from Grandaddy.

Daddy helped Rylin open her gift from Grandaddy.

Mason and I enjoying our White Christmas from the inside.

Mason and I enjoying our White Christmas from the inside.

While the babies napped in the afternoon, George took the time to create some beautiful artwork for the boys’ nursery.  He painted a tree mural in the girls’ room, but we had trouble finding inspiration for the boys’ artwork until a few days ago.  He made custom frames from reclaimed barn wood then created brilliant, playful paintings of giraffe and elephant silhouettes.  I absolutely love how George can make all sorts of creative visions become reality and that his talent makes our home unique in a sea of cookie cutter houses.

He painted for the boys on Christmas, but the quads Christmas gift is yet to come.  His next project is creating a quad feeding table.  You can order quad feeding tables, but 1. they are expensive 2. they are atrocious looking.  Instead, we ordered red replacement seats for a ready-made quad table and George is going to custom fit them into another table with a bit more design flare.  We are hoping this will all be done in time for the babies’ six month birthday when they are supposed to begin eating solid foods!

Here's the front of our house dusted in snow!

Here’s the front of our house dusted in snow!

Here is the artist at work.  I thought this was the best scene.  George is here painting with a view of a snow dusted lawn and our dogs snuggled on the chaise lounge.

Here is the artist at work. I thought this was the best scene. George is here painting with a view of a snow dusted lawn and our dogs snuggled on the chaise lounge.

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We rounded out the evening with a Baby Einstein Santa DVD and a reading of the Night Before Christmas.  I really enjoyed our pajama day Christmas at home and think it could be the beginning of a new family tradition.  What Christmas traditions do you hold dearly?

hugs!

Amber