Monday, January 3, 2011

Christmas Morning

The boys woke up about 7:30am on Christmas morning....first Wesley and then Parker a little bit later. We were able to hold them off for a little bit by watching cartoons in our bedroom. But then the call of the stockings was just too much for them. They were very happy with their new books, new coloring books, new Ironman figures and matchbox cars.

By 8:30am we were all dressed and ready to go. The rest of the family arrived and we had time for a few pictures before breakfast. Breakfast was yummy including monkey bread, biscuits, sausages, and breakfast bake.

Miss Joan was all decked out for the holiday in a new pair of fuzzy socks. Wesley is fascinated by her special socks!

Then it was time to open the mountain of gifts. Grandaddy played Santa and handed out all of the presents to people. Here's Wesley with his Elmo book - it has Grandmommy and Granddaddy's voices recorded inside reading him the story.

Uncle Clark celebrating with a whole can of Slim Jims!

Wesley showing off his new Toy Story hightop sneakers. You know Wesley never likes to wear shoes, but he was so excited he left these on all day!

The boys' last gift was a shared one - a new basketball hoop game! And yes Parker was more excited than he looks in this picture.

This year we did a cousin exchange. The cousins as a group bought Parker a gift and then Wesley a gift. And our boys bought each one of the cousins a present as well.

Finally it was time to show Micah his last big gift - a brand new basketball hoop! All the kids had a lot of fun playing with it outside.
Grannie came over before lunch and we were able to give her the special calendar we make each year of scrapbooked family pictures (we also give one to Grandma and Grandmommy). Parker sat up next to her on the couch and read her all of the notes in the calendar telling where and when each picture was made.

And after all of those presents, the 6 year olds all ended up sitting around challenging each other playing games on their Nintendo DS machines.

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