Sunday, December 30, 2012

Christmas 2012 Pictures Galore!

Time to assemble: 12 minutes. Time to eat: 2 minutes.

Two smiling boys! Yea!

Much better than LAST year's picture:

Elfie Snowflakie, aka Elfie, came back to visit us this year. He didn't get into too much trouble this year, and the boys looked forward to finding him each morning.

 Give him a break, even Elves have to use the bathroom! Ethan didn't so much care that he was using the toilet, but was ahh-maaazed that he pooped peppermint candy cane. 

Ethan asked me how to spell the words, then left his note with Santa's milk and cookies.
In case you can't read it, "Dear Santa, Do you have Rudolph? Ethan" He was also practicing drawing hearts on the page.

On Christmas Eve, I gave each boy a gift to open.  It included a new pair of pj's, popcorn, hot chocolate and a Christmas movie.  We all cuddled up in the basement and watched it together, or at least half of it before everyone got restless. 

Christmas morning!

There wasn't any squealing like I'd hoped, but they were ready to dig into the gifts.  Ethan surprised me by asking if we could sing "Happy Birthday" to Jesus before opening presents.  I thought that was beyond sweet of him. 

 Alec asked Santa for a batman costume, and the ol' fella delivered.

Gift from Great Grandma and Grandpa "D" and Great Aunt Judy in Cincinnati (hey guys!)

Another gift all the way from Ohio.

Ethan loved his dentist Play-doh set he got from Santa.

 So did Alec.

I didn't take pictures of our Christmas afternoon (seriously, I have a problem), but we went over to Beth's house for a wonderful meal.  Add 2lbs to my scale! The boys played with Nana's toys and with their new craft gifts from her (after some pouting from our oldest) and then we headed home to call it a night, but not before driving through a nice neighborhood to check out Christmas lights.

Grandma and Grandpa came up to visit the weekend before Christmas (is it a surprise that I only took 2 pictures?!!?).  We had a great time playing and preparing our simple Christmas dinner.  I seriously gained 5lbs in less than 2 days.  Darn pecan pie, it's my weakness.  Along with sugar cookies, fudge, cinnamon braided bread, chocolates, and anything else involving sugar.

The boys each received an awesome gift from my mom and Jim, however, we already have one in our garage (Radio Flyer Scooters).  So my mom and I did what any parent and grandparent would do...we made a quick trip to Toys R Us.  Thankfully it was hardly busy and the boys got a couple things in exchange for the scooters.

The four of us had a wonderful Christmas and the boys are already asking when Elfie is coming back.  Three hundred and sixty days is an infinity to them, no doubt.

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1 comment:

  1. What a fun Christmas! How sweet is Ethan, wanting to sing to Jesus?!

    Love Elfie pooping candy; silly elf.

    Merry Christmas!!