Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A Comparison

I thought it would be fun to see a side by side comparison of Luke and Hannah through the first year of their lives.  I had to start at 6 months though because I don't have pictures of Luke before then on this computer (I couldv'e gotten them off the other computer but that was more time than I wanted to spend on it).  Luke clearly is chunkier, has a more round face and more hair.  I think 11 months allows for the best comparison.  Their features are so similar--same eyes, nose, cheeks and mouth.  What do you think?

6 Months

7 Months 

8 Months

9 Months

10 Months

11 Months 

12 Months

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Christmas in KC

We arrived in KC about mid-afternoon on the 28th.  That night we celebrated Christmas with my cousin and her family at their house.  Luke had a blast playing with Emma and Mary along with his new remote control monster truck.  Hannah was also entertained by Emma and Mary so Troy and I were able to relax for a few brief moments.
 The morning of the 29th we pretended it was Christmas morning all over again.  One of the most favorite parts of Christmas for this side of the family is opening our stockings.  We each take turns opening them and oh-ing and ah-ing over the treasures we find inside.  Hannah needed a nap during our gift opening so she had her own special gift opening time when she woke up.  
Our plan was to stay in KC until the morning of the 31st but the weather changed that and we came home late in the day on the 30th.  The guys enjoyed a train exhibit while the girls did some shopping before we all had lunch together before we headed back home.

Johnson Christmas

The morning of the 26th we drove to Topeka to be with Troy's parents for a couple of days.  We celebrated with Grandma and Grandpa that evening and then on the 27th extended family came for another celebration.  Hannah had a fun time playing with and teasing all the great aunts and uncles. We also saw a couple of different Christmas light displays before heading on to KC on the 28th.

Christmas Day

Christmas Day was just the four of us.  It was a stark constrast from last year and I enjoyed it tremendously.  Troy and I were awake before either of the kids.  I think they both woke up around 8:15.  Luke was excited that Santa remembered to leave a candycane outside his room and also one for Hannah.  Troy and I were a bit impatient with Luke because it took him forever to come down the stairs, go to the bathroom and finally get into the family room.  He was SUPER excited that Santa remembered he wanted the Lego Gold Mine.  Santa also brought both of the kids a play kitchen.  After checking those out, we all took turns opening our stockings and then we tried to watch each other open our presents although that was more like a free-for-all for Luke.  We stayed home all day, relaxing and enjoying the time together.  We had a nice dinner and then after the kids were in bed Troy and I packed for our trip to KS.

Christmas Eve

Yes, Christmas was over a month ago I know.  I still want to write a post or two about it though so I can remember down the road.

We spent Christmas Eve afternoon and evening with Dad, Frankie, Kristi and Wesley.  We ate heavy hordivores, opened gifts and went to a candlelight service.  It was a relaxing celebration--just the way we wanted it to be.

After we got home from church we opened our new Christmas pj's and then it was off to bed for the kids so Santa would be able to come while they were sleeping.