Jingle Bells Batman Smells.

Mitchell, Winter and I headed out on a quite Sunday afternoon to walk around and explore Temple Square.  We checked out the Macey's candy Christmas windows. Word to the wise: If you want to avoid the crowds next year, go on Sunday.  Call us heathens, go ahead.  We had the windows all to ourselves ... well, besides the crazy homeless man who was yelling on the street corner ...

    Jelly beans, licorice, gum drops, candy canes, gum balls, and lemon drops GALORE. Willy Wonka would have been proud.

We then headed over to the visitor's center to visit the Christus. It was a nice getaway from the commercialized Christmas chaos.


The very gracious Church family invited us over for Christmas Eve festivities.  The festivities included:
 -graham cracker houses
-a Bethlehem dinner
 -playing games
 -Brian reading us "Cajun Twas the Night Before Christmas" 
 -singing Christmas songs

 My simple apartment building

 And of course, Mitchell had to go above and beyond.  His living room display was rather impressive, coconut shag rug and all. 


Our humble Christmas shrub.

Winter must have been excited to open her stocking because she was wide awake pretty early.  
I pulled out my camera and she started pulling this face and wouldn't change it all morning.  What. A. Baby.


Putting her stocking stuffer to good use.

We then headed up to hang out with my brothers for the rest of the day.   We honestly didn't want to go to the trouble of cooking a big Christmas meal. Bless the souls of those awesome Chinese people who decided to stay open on Christmas.  After we stuffed our faces with egg rolls we played around with a little tape ....

I'm pretty sure this should be a Christmas tradition every year .... 

CAUTION:these photos may frighten small children

We ended the night with a very Christmas appropriate movie ... Batman.


loveland9 said...

So doing the tape shots some day!! Laughing so hard. Max too good for tape shots?

Natster said...

This post made me so happy. I especially loved the elaborate Christmas house decorating by Mitchell and the tape photos. Egg rolls....should have thought of that one myself. Smart move. Smart move.
And what is this book " Cajun Twas the Night Before Christmas." ???
I feel I would love it. :)

Melayna said...

Oh my gosh -- that baby of yours just keeps getting cuter and cuter! Glad you didn't try to mar her darling mug with tape . . . :-) (I bet Mitchell wanted to, eh? Good job holding him back, Erin!)