Friday, December 31, 2010

Our Family Christmas

In between our Texas Christmas and the Dodson Clan Christmas, the three of us enjoyed a quiet Christmas morning ourselves.

Henry's gifts. We decided to take the easy way out on the wrapping this year, mostly in the hopes that he'd actually get into the unwrapping.

Our sweet Christmas baby.

So, I just pull these out?

I'm all over this!

Daddy was excited about his new jacket.

Mommy was over the moon about her new music!

A Texas Christmas

We had a fantastic time in Texas. Gram and Grampa went WAY out of their way to prepare for our trip. Toys, a high chair, stroller, pac-n-play and even outlet covers were all in place when we arrived. Henry had a blast running around, playing in the kitchen with Gram and hanging out in Grampa's room with him. Aunt Becca got sick and we didn't get to see her and Uncle Andre as much as we'd hoped. But they'll just have to come visit soon!

Henry loved playing with his bowls and spoon while Gram was cooking in the kitchen.

Gram got a great big Christmas morning hug from Henry!

Henry and Gram in the kitchen...where they were together most often!

Henry on Grampa's favorite chair.

We visited Aunt Becca & Uncle Andre's new house in Austin. It is adorable! I loved trying to take this pic of the siblings and their babies--Becca w/ Joey and Andrew w/ Henry. If only Henry were looking at the camera. Oh well. (And sorry about the shadows. I am in no way a professional photographer.)

The extended Gossett family Christmas.

Son, grandson and momma.

Cousin Sarah, me, Henry and Aunt Jane. I was in trouble with Aunt Jane for slacking on the blog. :) Aunt Jane, I'll be getting back on the horse--promise! (Oh, and Henry has no clothes on because after running a fever for 3 days we thought he was over it on Monday...only to see it come screaming back in the afternoon. He was burning up; so we took off his clothes before the Tylenol had a chance to kick in.)

The Tylenol has kicked in:

Sweet Joey was so great with Henry. They had such a great time together.

I like to think that Henry is gazing up at Gram saying, "PLEASE promise you'll come visit me soon." We miss you guys so much. Please do come visit soon.

Thank you for the most perfect Christmas!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Henry's Birthday

Happy Birthday, Henry!!

Here are some photos of our two fabulous parties for the little guy. I had to begin, though, with the photo of his birthday sign in the snow. Our little snow baby keeps his title!

Henry's actual birthday fell on a Wednesday. So we moved our small group from Tuesday to Wednesday and had Gramma Barb and Grandpa Mike, Matt (we missed Pamela!) and our dear friends the Strickland V over for the party.

Tyler and Izzy were busy playing in the basement and we didn't get one shot of them. But here's Henry's best bud Brendan joining in the celebration.

Once again, Henry had a great time playing in his cake. But didn't do so much eating it.

The weekend prior to Henry's birthday, the Dodson clan gathered at Greg & Krista's for a family celebration:

Uncle-uncle Elly with his two boys: Henry & Charlie.

Mema & Baba and their 5 grandbabies. How did that happen so fast?!