Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Christmas Part 1

File under: latest Christmas update EVER!

Ok, so I'm a little late to the game with the whole Christmas posting - and for absolutely no good reason.  Oh well.  Just think of it as your Christmas season extended a bit!

Waking up Christmas morning:

 Wake up, wake up Daddy!
 Opening presents:
 You guys, this kid KILLED me with the presents.  Usually we end up taking at least all morning to open presents (we always do it one at a time, so everyone can see what everyone got and their reactions - it also helps slow down the overwhelming excitment of it for the kiddos), but my little guy? He took a WEEK to open everything.  It was crazy.  He'd open a present, then play with it for a while, then check out what everyone else got.  We had to convince him to open the next one!  But I was really happy that he was so chill about it - I always want him to recognize the generosity and effort that goes into choosing gifts, not simply rush through opening everything.

 Lots and lots of books! (his favorite!)

 A guitar!

 "Here you go, Uncle Stu!"
 "Hmm, what's in this one?"

 A new puzzle!
 Auntie Meg got a Cricut for cake decorating!
 My new peacoat!
 Uncle Stu gave Cole a candle - he just adored it!

 And he was SOOOO excited about his new rainboots from Gram and Pap:

 Seriously, he was stomping around in them and refused to take them off!
 More candle lovin':

 Gram and Pap got a Jeep wine tour:
 And Cole's last gift was a basketball hoop! Got to practice his mad sports skillz...
 "Whoa!!" he said:
 "Here, Mama, let me help you with that."

 Going in for a layup:

 Christmas dinner:

Whew! It was a bit of a whirlwind vacation, punctuated by a complete lack of sleep on our part (more on that to come later), but it was so worth the drive to have our family all together for Christmas!

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