Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Morning

This year was the best Christmas we've had. Both boys really enjoyed opening their gifts and were so excited and joyful and appreciative. Randy and I also exchanged some wonderful, thoughtful gifts. The Christmas feast (for 4) was delicious. And we had an amazing day at home playing and enjoying each other. It was an incredible Christmas day and we are so thankful for our many blessings.

Christmas gifts awaiting the boys.

Dawson's Santa gift.

Brady opening his Santa gift.

Brady's very tall Little People car ramps.

Dawson and Brady playing happily together.

Gertie loved all the wrapping paper. :-)

Dawson playing with his very cool space shuttle.

Playing with some new super heroes.

Brady opening a gift.

Brady watching as Dawson opened a gift.

A Bullseye flashlight.

Dawson opening a super hero space station.

He loves football and while he has Dallas Cowboys apparel, he wanted a Houston Texans shirt too so he could support "the other Texas team." Of course, we know who the best Texas team is. :-)

Reading one of his many new books.

Brady's last present.

Enjoying his Weeble treehouse.

Dawson playing Mario Kart on the Wii, probably his favorite Christmas present.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Playing at Nanny's House

The boys and I drove up to Frisco for the day to celebrate Christmas with my family. It was a short stay, but a lot of fun.

Admiring Nanny's Christmas village.

It was just too tempting - they had to bring their toys over to the village to play.

Brady was really looking forward to playing with Nanny's trains.

Having Caselyn's little pony ride the train.

Playing Caselyn's memory game.

Chance and Dawson playing baseball on the Wii.

Nanny and Dawson lounging in the chair.

Brady putting a "hat" on Gramps.

And now trying the hat on himself.

Brushing Nanny's hair.

Brushing Caselyn's hair.

Brushing his own hair. Cutie.

Present Time!

My family has always enjoyed giving lots of gifts at Christmas and this year was no exception. They really spoiled the boys. And of course they enjoyed every minute of it. I loved the excitement and joy they got out of each gift. Even though they are spoiled, they are extremely appreciative.

Dawson picked out a special gift for Aunt Julie this year - a Lite Brite. Can you tell how excited she is? What a fun aunt!

Julie showing off the Lite Brite.

Giving Brady a hug and thanking him for the present.

Brady opening his first gift.

Admiring his new bath toys.

Dawson's first present - an inflatable car that you can plug your Wii remote into when you play Mario Kart. Now all he needs is the Mario Kart game (wink, wink).

Caselyn helping Brady open the gift she and Chance got him.

Dawson was very excited to get the new Imaginext toy (robot police). Thanks, Julie!

Showing off the new toy.

Thanking Julie and giving her a hug. What a great picture!

Brady pulling out a new car.

Dawson showing me his Piranha Panic game.

Brady opening the big sack from Nanny - an awesome new Thomas the Train scooter!!

He loves his new scooter.

He's so excited. What could it be???

It's Wheel of Fortune for the Wii!!! He loves Wheel of Fortune and watches it every night. Now he can play it on the Wii. Thanks, Nanny!

Brady and Caselyn playing with the wonderful Thomas the Train sets from Gramps.

Sweet cousins playing together.

Dawson got an Imaginext vehicle to go with the robot police set.

Brady happy to get a Thomas book and pad.

Drawing on the pad.

Brady got this awesome Alphie Robot, which came with its own backpack. Of course he had to put it on and show everyone. What a cutie!