Friday, December 25, 2009


Our Christmas festivities started on Monday. We had a lovely dinner at my cousin Nicole's house. There was lots of fun and laughter.

Ethan being cheesy

With grandma

That was the best smile I could get...

With Morgan, Auntie and Nikki's grandma

Adam, Morgan and Ethan

Watch out! Nikki has a beebee gun!

Better smile with grandma

That's my brother...


Like father like son

Adam spilled whip cream on himself. Earlier in the night, he knocked over his beer and broke some furniture. It just wasn't his night.
Christmas Eve, we did my family's tradition of having dinner together and then driving from house to house to watch everyone open their presents. We started with Auntie's house.

Auntie's Christmas tree.

Auntie opening one of her gifts.

Gabe and Ethan. Best bud cousins.

Next was my mom's house. We had her presents, ours and my brother and Morgan's. Here is her Christmas setup.

Ethan with his new knight shield.

Last stop was grandma and grandpa's house. We had their presents, along with my great uncle and Uncle Bryan and his family.

Grandpa opening a box of fly swatters from my mom. I just love the look of glee on his face. He was so happy to have mesh fly swatters. You can't buy them in the store anymore. My mom had to order them off the internet, and she got him 12 of them. He was soo happy!

Lucas got a soccer ball grill from my brother. It was a big hit. Ethan loved it too.

Here he is modeling the lid. He thought he was R2D2.

Ethan wearing his new Optimus Prime costume.

My mom showing off the mask.
Ethan slept in this morning until 7:45. Woohoo! He came into bed with us and we had our usual morning routine. I told him to go turn the light on in the living room and soon after we heard a squeal and then little feet coming back. He said, "There are presents! Santa came!" It was awesome.

Ethan in front of his gifts from Santa.

Showing off the loot.

Opening the big present. It was a Batman Adventure cave.

Ethan also kept asking for a Jack-in-the-box. Lucky for him, Santa got one last minute. Here is his reaction to it popping open.

Checking out his stocking.


His new easel from Great-grandma and Poppy.

At 3 we went over to Sara's house to have Christmas festivities with the Pearsons. I don't have many pictures because my camera battery died. Whoops! Here are the few I have.

Ethan driving Lily's new Cadillac Escalade that she got for Christmas.

Baby Charlotte!

Ethan checking out his new finger puppets that he got from grandma and grandpa.

The family opening gifts.

Papa Don with one of the puppets Lily and Brooke got from them.

We had a wonderful Christmas, and I am so glad we got to spend it evenly with all of our family. It was such a nice holiday. Now we will get to have a bit of a breather. Whew! Merry Christmas!

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