Friday, January 9, 2009

December 6, 13, 17, 20, 21, 24, Christmas Morning

Might be a boring post, but it's more for documentation than for entertainment.........

On December 6, my mom and Dave had their Christmas party. They always go all out and everyone has a great time.

They have breakfast foods, like bacon, biscuits and gravy, eggs, fruit, french toast, yummmmmmmm.

My mom likes to do Christmas Bingo for the kids. It's something my grandma did for us as well and you can bet my grandkids will get the same treatment. I think it's something the kids really look forward to.

We got spoiled, of course, with a membership to Discovery Gateway and have already put it to good use. Thank you!!

It was a really nice way to kick of the holiday.

On December 13 my dad and Emma had their Christmas party. They too always go all out and have way more food than can be looked at let alone consumed. Which is what Christmas is about right?

My favorite dish is the tourtière. It's a meat pie they serve in Canada. I really have to make sure I have the recipe. I can't remember ever having a Christmas without eating it.

We were spoiled there as well. The kids got a fantastic kitchen that they just can't get enough of. Thank you!!

On December 17 Beckham had his pre-school party. A special someone came and I was pretty sure we could have canceled Christmas and all those pre-schoolers would have just been fine with that.

Tennyson only went up there because he knew there was candy. The second the candy touched his hand he ran away....quick

On December 20, Kevin's parents had their Christmas party. We had aebleskivers, which I love, and they tried to tell us Christmas was going to be slimmed down this year, but the presents nearly reached the top of the tree!!! I got fabric and gift cards to go buy more fabric, which I have spent all but $8 already!!! Thank you!

Spoiled, spoiled, spoiled.

But where are the pictures? This season, my pregnant brain took over and I forgot the camera most of the time. HOWEVER, we lucked out with the third Christmas party because I had kicked myself for forgetting the camera at the earlier two.

So here is a picture of Grandma Candace and Tennyson

Don't you just love this picture!

December 21 we had Kevin's Grandma and Grandpa Daly's Christmas party. The kids always find something fun to do there and Bob and Julie spoiled them like no other this year. Grandma and Grandpa gave us a beautiful hand-crafted statue of Christ that Grandma made and I just adore it. It reminds me of the work my grandma used to do.

December 24, we spent the day with Kevin's Grandma Janice and all his cousins. There are so many of us now, which makes it super fun, that we will probably have to switch locations next year.

That evening we came home and the kids opened one present, PAJAMAS! Aren't they so cute! Beckham kept grilling Kevin and I on making sure we knew to jump into bed and pretend we were asleep if we heard Santa on the roof.

Christmas morning turned out just as I had hoped. The kids were bouncing off the walls and they didn't get up too, too early

Beckham got a smart cycle. Super good exercise for the winter
Tennyson got an Easel. We are still working on him ONLY coloring on the easel. Luckily Santa only brought him chalk.

Karaia got a pink Leapster 2, that she has been asking for for 365 since she saw Beckham's Leapster last Christmas.

And to add a cherry on top of the perfect morning, we had the grandparents there to watch all the excitement. Thank you for coming!!! It meant a lot to us and we know the kids loved having you there.


April said...

You did it! It's done! Whew, that was alot of gatherings. Fun to look back.

Denise said...

Emilie - I love your paint colors!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow. Are you partied out? Sounds fun! I'm glad you had a good Christmas and I'm glad you're still alive. I was worried! :) I'm also glad Beckham will be with us next Christmas. Love the battery story and am grateful it has a good ending. Hopefully. :)