Friday, February 10, 2012


We had a full house this Christmas.  Burt's parents, plus my Mom and step-dad were here to celebrate with us.  We decided to break in the new house to its fullest potential.  The kids were very excited to get started that morning so we tried to get all the grandparents up and at em to see the festivities.  Unfortuantely my mom was not feeling well so she missed out, but Joshua made sure she got her presents and a run down of activities later that evening.  Thankfully we didn't have that many gifts to open since the big gift from everyone was a playset for the backyard that was put together throughout the week.  The boys loved opening their gifts and stockings and helping us all open our gifts.  It was fun to see Zachary get so excited this year too.  He would squeal in delight.  It was cute.  The big toy gifts came from Uncle Richard.  Already spoiling them :-)  It was a fun morning.  After we opened gifts we had our traditional breakfast and then got ready for church.  It was nice to be able to go to church on Christmas Day.  After the service we had a light lunch and then started to prepare the dinner items while the boys played with their new things and Zachary took a nap.  Later that evening we sat down for a wonderful Christmas dinner prepared mostly by Burt and his mom with a few things from me added in there.  It turned out to be a great day full of family and friends and best of all celebrating the birth of Jesus.

The boys had fun decorating the tree cake.  You can't really tell, but there is "snow" on the top of the tree.

Christmas Eve we put out the loot.

Waiting patiently for the grandparents so they can get started.

Yeah for stockings.

Zachary was so proud of his new chair.  He knew right away it was his.

On to the presents.

Giving Ajee and Ajah their handmade gifts.

Our traditional family picture by the tree.  No smiles from the boys this time around, but that's okay.

Ready for church in their cute outfits.

Gotta love Joshua's expression.  "Why are you trying to be nice to me?"

Joshua never cracked that smile.  What a stinker he is.  We had to give Zachary a distraction to even stay in the picture.

Our dinner "decorations".

Most of the dinner spread.

After dinner entertainment with Gramps.  Zachary loved to be up high.

 Enjoying the new playset the next day when the weather finally cleared up a bit.  We are going to have tons of fun with this I can already tell.  So worth it.

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