Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wordful Wednesday - My Boys and Their Toys

What a lovely first Christmas in our new place we had! I was so worried that with all the rush of moving, we wouldn't be able to celebrate the holiday properly, but silly mama, all you need is love and family (and gadgets!) to make your holiday bright. Here are some pics of my boys and their new toys.

In true "geek" fashion, we are a family of electrical gadget lovers. This year, HH gave me the miraculous ROOMBA. The love I have for this robot knows no bounds. It is my own personal cat-hair army. Returning the favor, I gave HH a hands-free blue tooth for his iPhone. Here he is playing with the voice activation. Yes, HH you are a super-spy.

I have to admit however, that this love of electronics didn't come directly from the Fornator line. Here is my dad reading the directions to his new Flip recorder. While understanding all thing related to the heart (the actual human heart, not romance), my dad isn't exactly known for being a techie. Hope you have figured that thing out Dad!

Like papa, like son - here is Noah exploring one of his favorite gifts, a toy with gears. He spent most of yesterday taking the gears off and trying to figure out how this thing worked.

Now, that gear toy definitely got high marks from my 11 month old. But the irony of infancy was not lost with our guy. The next picture is of his favorite thing he got for Christmas. I didn't have to order away for it, or wrap it, or worry about our "Santa" budget. Nope, it came from Albertsons on Christmas Eve and was 2.99. It's a balloon. Take a look at this pic, is it love or what?

Hope you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

Love the balloon pic-Merrick is TERRIFIED of them!
Happy New Year!

Braja said...

Hey Rachel, welcome back, you nutter!! See, it wasn't that hard :) I'm glad I got the chance to say happy 2009!

BTW, I did a post the other day called These Are A Few of My Favorite Things about mothers...I think you'll love it...the responses were incredible...I wanna know how many of those things YOU'RE gonna say to Noah!!

When you get a chance, here's the link:

Happy night!

DiPaola Momma said...

Oh that pic with the balloon is halmark worthy! SERIOUSLY!! it should be on your cards next year.

We have our tech geeks too. With all the gadets (Wii, Wii fit, Iphone, Ipod touch.. on and on) I'm longing for a great glass of my new Brunelo collection from Montalcino.. I'm a simple girl just give me good wine and I'm fine.

Happy New Year!!!

rachael said...

love the pictures! happy new year!

Emelia said...

I love the picture of Noah and his balloon! That IS love! =)

Live.Love.Eat said...

That last pic is just PERFECT! So cute!!!!!

Happy New Year!

Lump said...

the last photo is priceless. incredibly CUTE!

I've thought about getting a Roomba, too. Glad to hear it's getting that cat hair.

Looks like your beautiful family had a wonderful Christmas! Here's to a happy and safe New Year!

Amy McMean a.k.a McSunshine said...

That last photo is priceless. How cute.

That dog with your dad looks ticked off.


SuZ said...

Tooooo cute!! Great pictures! I'm glad your holiday wasn't stressful. Hope you have a happy New Year!

jenn3 said...

Love that last picture. So cute. Happy New Year!

i'm black betty said...

awesome! great pics...and happy new year!


Eudea-Mamia said...

Oh my goodness - you need to enter that balloon picture in a contest, ANY contest. Priceless!!

My almost 3-year-old still loves playing with that gear thing. Worth its weight in gold. Awesome choice Santa!!

And I'm even a step behind your Dad - WTH is a Flip?

Megan said...

Hahaha LOVE the balloon-love picture! That's adorable!

I think I need a ROOMBA. Dog + Cat + Hardwood floors = LOTS OF HAIR BALLS!!! I can't keep up!

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Bar-b said...

Next years Xmas card...FOR SURE!

mommaof4wife2r said...

happy new year to you!

Jenni Jiggety said...

The balloon picture is priceless! LOVE it!

We're gadget geeks here, too! LOL!

Happy New Year!!

Wifey Dessert said...

oh man! that pic of your little one is the best!!! adorable!!!

Summer said...

Oh fun! I want the robot vac too! I want the house, the robot vac, the....

miss you!!!

I have a little gift for you when I see you. Should we plan something???

Jaime said...

Very fun toys. The balloon picture is great.

Kati Sue* said...

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Anonymous said...

OMG! Adorable!!!!!!!

Happy new year!

PS-yes, I did have the same side thought about video of girl dancing...I mean:
A) How many times did her parents let her watch that video??
B) Why would her parents post her on the Internet with her actual name and barely no clothes on? Don't they realize there are sickos out there?

But...after I got over those things, IMO it's cute...but yes, I did pause for a second!

sandy said...

I loved the pics! Thanks for sharing them!

Happy New Year!

Michele said...

Christmas in a new home! Ah, what wonderful memories you are creating. Glad you had a nice holiday. Happy 2009!

Tabitha Blue said...

Oh what a great Christmas... and we are so gadgety too!! We just love them. And good for you! I've been wanting a Roomba!!!!! I'm jealous.

And the pic with the balloon... adorable!!!


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