Christmas Eve: Hanging Out

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Towards the end of the Christmas party I decided to take Hannah upstairs to chill out for a bit.  It was getting really warm downstairs with the dancing and then tearing into Christmas presents, and Hannah was being passed from person to person, and was getting pretty warm.  I had already taken off her tights and shoes, so I took her upstairs, took her sweater off and let her enjoy some time with some of her favorite things, her toes.

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This also gave me a chance to get a few pictures of my little sweetie in her Christmas dress, though this first picture looks unsettlingly like a Sears Portrait picture, with her in front of a tree backdrop, don’t you think?

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But then a dog and some furniture entered the picture, which alleviated the Sears-ness of the series.

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The red head in the photos below is Chelsea, if you don’t recognize her with her new do.  She instructed me, “Take pictures of me and Hannah, so I can use them for my screensaver.”  So I did.

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She then took charge of the camera, attempting to get a decent shot of Hannah and I.

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As we sat upstairs chilling out, the party downstairs started to break up and more people joined us in the living room, where we all sat and chatted for a while.

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Jayce hugged his cousins good bye,

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and then moved in to shoot uncle Justin Matrix-style.  I’m not really sure why.

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Then he started going a little bit crazy, since he hadn’t had a nap, had tons of excitement, and was a few hours past his normal bedtime.  So we let him partake in one of his favorite “keep him in one place” activities-play Angry Birds on someone’s phone.  This time it was Aunt Chelsea’s phone.

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We headed out just after 10 to attempt some rest in preparation for the next morning’s present extravaganza.  We managed a little bit at least.


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