Wednesday, January 05, 2011

{Christmas Day!}

Christmas morning...always exciting especially for these three:

And the 3 kidlets gave us an early present by not waking up until 8:30am when we told them to wait until at least 7:00am.   I guess they were just sound asleep dreaming!

Big items for Addy was the baby play set and the pink computer.  This computer seems kind of lame but actually is 100% education and learning focused. I would have preferred another 'learning system' but hey, I am not six, it won't be the first time I don't know what the 'cool' thing is, and I didn't ask Santa for it 3 times! She was happy!

 Ry was happy with every single thing he opened. We really took our time...rotating opening gifts, Ooohing and Ahhing, opening the packages, putting in batteries, and enjoying the fun before moving on to the next thing.  Ry was so cute this Christmas...this might be my favorite age for Christmas...he just loved all his presents even the cute little jeans he got. He wanted to try them on right then and there.
 But his favorite was probably these 'Hex Bugs' and track.  He loves these little things!

Carson was pumped up about his new camera and remote control helicopter and new Wii games (Just Dance 2 is so fun!) He started a blog to post his pictures (how cute is that!?)  You can check it out here.

And here he is checking out the new blog book I had printed of our family blog. It turned out so cool!

And Uncle Tyler had a lot of gifts under the tree from the kids and Santa too.  The kids couldn't wait to watch him open the presents they picked out for him at the holiday store at school.
Trevor has been wanting this painting for awhile....I love it too.

And my new baby (and not the one in utero).  Pretty pumped about it.  I did not dress up for Christmas morning, this shot was taken before church the next day when I realized I didn't have a picture of my sweet gift from the hubster.

The morning festivities of opening presents lasted until lunch time.  We had such a fun time together.  A wonderfully blessed and happy Christmas.  Later in the day Trevor's mom and stepdad joined us for the Christmas feast (no pictures!).  Turkey for the girls (me and Addy), Honeybaked ham for the boys (Trevor and Carson)...we couldn't agree so we had both! It was delish!! 

And what Christmas would be complete without the piles of trash and recycling??  At about 9pm Christmas night I realized the diamond out of my wedding ring was missing.  Seriously.  It seemed hopeless to even look considering we had been breaking down boxes, making dinner, doing dishes and playing all around the house.  We went on a family diamond hunt with flash lights and crawled around on our hands and knees for a couple hours with no luck.  Then I went to move more boxes to the recycling and there it was on the the same spot Trevor had already looked.  Amazing!! 

And then some cute pictures the next day before church.  Our last Sunday before we moved to 9am!!

Everyone looking at Grandma's camera!!

 How cute is this little boy? Man, I love him to pieces.

I'm always sad to take Christmas down.  We got our completely dead tree out of the house and all the Christmas decor loaded up in the kazillion boxes and put back in the garage until next year.  The season always seems too short, doesn't it?  The house seems so bare now. We loved the activities, the family, the Christmas cards, the food, the friendships, and managed the chaos and stress because it is such a fun time of year.  What a wonderful holiday it has been!!
Now to plan something exciting to help us get through winter!!


Camille 7:44 AM  

So cute! What a loot! Looks like everyone was pumped about the gifts they got. Reese got Just Dance 2 also and it was so much fun!

Erica 10:35 AM  

Oh I loved your journal of each Christmas event! What a wonderful holiday season your family shared. And looks like your kids had a great Christmas.

I bet you're SO excited about your new camera! 60D!!!!! What a great gift. Have fun playing!!

Love ya!

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