Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Family Christmas

We had our family Christmas a few days early, as we were going out of town to be with extended family on Christmas Day.
Saturday morning, I woke up at 7:30 to some very anxiously awaiting children! 
Oops...didn't mean to sleep in that late!

The annual pose on the staircase before we let them go downstairs.
Bummer for the shadow, but this one shows Laura's sweet smile.

 This is what they pretended to feel like when we told them to stay put until we downed another cup of coffee.

 OK.  Just one more pose by the tree before the mayhem begins!

 We actually have each of the kids open gifts, one at a time.  That way they can see what they each got, and it makes the time stretch out a little longer.
Jenna was totally into opening her presents!

 I couldn't resist.  These shirts were just too funny.

 Each of the kids helped Laura open her presents.

 Who on earth bought Amarin a real drum?
Oh, yeah.  We did.  I need to find my migraine medication...

 Amarin was just a teensy weensy excited about this lego set.  He did quite the dance.
And even though there were over 1,000 pieces, he had it put together in 3 hours.
He's looking for a bigger one.

 Jacob's favorite was a box of 52 "old" bionicles that they don't make any more.
He wants to collect them all!

 And Charlie could be found at any point in the day with his DS.

It was a fun day...just hangin' out and relaxing.

1 comment:

Leslie said...

Hope you had a Merry Christmas friends! I hope to see your family at Chinese New Year!