Friday, December 28, 2007

Holiday 2007

Here are some Christmas Pictures (and more) for your enjoyment:

The McCarthys, Christmas 2007

If you read about our Back-yard excavation project, you can see a bit of it out the window.

Uncle Gary ans the Traditional Christmas Pants (My dad wore these for YEARS until they were handed down to my brother Gary). Kaitlyn really loving her "Christmas hanger" See, we didn't need any presents!

Boys-will-be-boys....A little tequila holiday cheer tradition Christmas Day at my Step-family from LtoR: Mark (step-sister's Ash's husband), Derek (Step-sister Whit's husband), Brian, Gary (my brother), Dick (my dad), and Brad (step-brother)
Brian, Kaitlyn and Uncle Gary
More than opening the presents, Kaitlyn loved jumping on them with her "Christmas hanger"
Christmas Day Family

Kaitlyn having fun in the mall after Santa Picture
She loves to run around

Look at that big smile!

No snow here, but there's always wishing...

Kaitlyn "working" at the Bay Area Discovery Museum 2 days before Christmas
Dad and Kaitlyn as the Discovery Museum

The mall Santa, she amazingly wasn't afraid

Uncle Gary (my brother) Kaitlyn and Liz on Christmas Eve at a very decorated house in my neighborhood
Kaitlyn on Christmas morning with her new Trike
Actually getting the "concept" of presents
Making Christmas cookies at home
Mom helping Kaitlyn decorate cookies at our neighborhood Winterfest
Egg Nog, Yumm! No, wait, that's a cup full of vomit! Ok, to end on a "special" note, this vomit was from yesterday. It was SOOO huge I had to weigh it, 7 ounces! Oh lord, when will it end. All that work to get the food in frustrating!


The Preemie Experiment said...

What a cutie!! And such a beautiful family too.

Catherine Chandler said...

I've been reading your blog for a little while was forwarded to me by the father of the kids I used to nanny full time. Their daughter, who is also 2, has a feeding tube and has been through many struggles. I have been with them for almost 2 years now, and can definitely relate to your frustrations. Thank god for that feeding tube though--I know it has saved her and her family a lot of hardship and pain, even if the vomiting and food fight continues.

I'm glad you had a good christmas!!! Your daughter is beautiful and she is so lucky to have such a wonderful family.


Jenny said...

I am glad you guys had such a good Christmas!! I really really hope the vomit stops. I've been praying hard!

Hope 2008 is a good one! :)

Anonymous said...

I love the pictures of Kaitlyn with those big smiles. :) God bless you in the new year.

Aline, Matt & Frankie said...

I have been browsing around today trying to find some great preemie discussions and have been surprised by how much support there is on the web! When my wife and I had our preemie almost three years ago, there just didn't seem to be that much out there. Its all very encouraging.

I just wanted to say that I've enjoyed reading through your posts, and especially loved this one. We have a video of our daughter, Frankie, at Christmas last year stomping on all of her presents too! I don't know what the appeal of that particular activity is, but I could have saved a bundle on gifts if I knew she was just going to jump on them all night. Best of luck to you and your family and I will check back often!

Sincelerly, Aline, Matt and Frankie

Aline, Matt & Frankie said...

I almost forgot. I'd love to link to your blog on our site, if thats OK. The more support out there for others, the better, in my book!