Saturday, December 24, 2011

the night before Christmas…

IMG_7147edI’ll be honest. 
The thought of Christmas seemed a little anti-climatic this year.  I spent so much time and energy preparing for and looking forward to the new baby, that I let most of our family holiday traditions slip.  My poor kids.  The past few days they’ve been declaring, “We still haven’t…” insert individual favorite seasonal activity here. 

So I’m really glad that my mom didn’t let me out of doing the Christmas PJs this year (and I tried).  We did nightgowns for the two older girls (modified Simplicity 2831) and my oldest sister knit them leg warmers to match, two-piece PJs for the boys (Simplicity 5271) with some homemade silk screening,  and one of my favorite designs for the baby: a kimono-style bunting from this Japanese blog.


Though I do regret that we didn’t get in more of our usual traditions, at least we were on track for Christmas Eve.  Friends and family, white chili and fried bread, gift exchange, and matching homemade pajamas for the grandkids.


Sure we may not have gotten in all the fun we usually try to get in leading up to Christmas, but he family is gathered, the stockings are hung, the pajamas are matching, and I think we’re ready for this Night Before after all.IMG_7168ed

Merry Christmas!


MikenDesi Furness said...

Merry Christmas Sabra! And, congrats on the new arrival.

Katy Cameron said...

Aww, hope you all have a wonderful day today :o)

LeighAnn said...

Wow! I am very impressed! I made my kids pajamas but making 9 pair with a new baby is amazing!

Laura @ ON{thelaundry}LINE said...

Merry Christmas! I totally let everything slide last year when Christmas coincided with Babys First Month, too. Um, my fall wreath was still on my door at Easter, if I'm honest. Ha. Enjoy your toned-down celebrations and your sweet little babe!

Reno said...

I really like the annual stair picture. And the picture of the three boys with their little sister. And the picture of my son kissing his little daughter. And all the rest!

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

These jammies are almost as cute as the darling children wearing them. Congrats on the new baby. I've enjoyed following you this year!

Warmly, Michelle

Melissa said...

Congratulations on your new baby girl! I have my 2nd baby boy due in February and I'd love to make a homecoming bunting for him. I followed the link to the Japanese blog and think I can figure it out mostly. Was just wondering, did you enlarge the pattern to 200% like the directions say? It just seems huge at that size to be for a newborn. Thanks for sharing! Happy Holidays!

darkislethebooks said...

I love the fact you and your mum made all those matching pyjamas. What a great family tradition and the kids look fantastic! Brilliant!

Dawn x

rilojane said...

I need to put your blog on my reader! I keep searching different things and end up finding my answers here!

All those p.j.'s, I had to ask... how many yards of fabric did you have to buy?


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