Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas photos

We survived our first Christmas with 3 kids! OMG, it was so much fun and a beautiful thing with the boys. Not to get all gushy on you but I love my boys so much, they really made the day extra special.

It was great to see how excited Dylan was for Santa to come. We went to a really fun party on Christmas Eve at Joe's cousin's house and got home very late (about 11 pm). I asked Dylan if he wanted to help me put out Santa's cookies and reindeer food and no, he just wanted to go straight to sleep. That was a first!

Santa was up until 4 am putting toys together, Face Booking and getting everything under the tree. He was pooped on Christmas Day. But we charged on.

After a really nice morning of opening gifts and having a hearty breakfast, we went to Jori's house for Christmas with Joe's family. The kids had a blast playing with their cousins. We have one more Christmas party on December 30th at Joe's mom's house. And then Joe and I are hosting our second annual open house on New Year's Day for our neighbors and friends - because I'll use any excuse to drink lots of Champagne!

 Lots of holiday fun! It will be sad when it is all over.

Christmas Eve at Cassi & Joe's house (Joe's cousins).

The hosts, Cassi and Joe. Boy, they can throw a fun party!

Me with Joe's cousins and sisters.

Kids playing lots of games.

Dylan kicking Grandpa's butt at Pac Man (yeah, right)

Grandpa has a moment with Carson.

Matthew tries on John Wayne's hat.

Grandpa giving horsey rides. He'll be hurting tomorrow!

10 out of the 13 cousins.

Santa Carson

Christmas Day photos

Dylan helped me make and decorate the cookies. I used Alton Brown's sugar cookie recipe and it was really easy and delicious. Maybe because there are 2 sticks of butter in the dough, yikes!
It was Dylan's idea to write the names on the stockings!

The reindeer got carrots and magic reindeer food that Dylan, Matthew and I mixed together.


Carson likes Purdue.



geishagurl said...

great christmas pics of the kids and all your family gathering...looks like a good time...luv the screen art on your blog site right pretty. Luv, christy

Lisa said...

Love the photos. The one with Grandpa G. and Carson is so sweet! Adorable. Also love the pic. of him giving Matthew horsie too. What a wonderful holiday!

Anonymous said...

I love all the photos! Especially the one with all the children cousins. What wonderful memories for all of the kids. Oh my gosh, Santa Carson is too cute.-Fran

Anonymous said...

What a great Christmas you all and the boys must be pooped! Miss you! Love, Leslie xoxo