Monday, April 15, 2013

Christmas Night

After opening gifts at our house we had Christmas lunch with the Tidmore's at the Taft's house.  For some reason (probably because it's chaos with 9 kids) I never take any pictures.  So, here we are later in the afternoon at LeLe and Paw's.
LeLe does stockings for everybody: grown ups and kids, and it's so much fun!  Tucker loved his big kid Batman movie.  He laid down to open his stocking, we are usually pretty tired by the time we get to LeLe's!
Alye with all of her stocking loot. :)

Talon loving on "Ho Ho."

And what Christmas would be complete without LeLe crying over a Christmas gift?!  This year Alye and I got her a necklace with charms for our initials and the boys' initials.

We then ate, again.  It was wonderful, as always!  
Another magical Christmas!  So thankful for the birth of Jesus Christ and a special family to celebrate it with!

Christmas Eve and Morning

Let's just face it- I am not good at this blogging thing.  I just can't seem to find the time to keep it up, so here is Christmas, almost 4 months later, but whatever.

This year we had a tur-duck-en for Christmas Eve dinner and it was SO good!  Alye and Olin made smashed sweet potatoes and I made macaroni and cheese for side dishes.
The tur-duck-en was a first for all of us, so it took quite the group effort!
After dinner we got in our pajamas and attempted our traditional Christmas Eve night pictures in front of the tree.  Just keepin it real...this is what our life looks like...lots of fighting over toys.

We started a new tradition this year and it was so much fun!  Tucker got so frustrated the weeks before Christmas when Cameron and I would come home from parties talking about Dirty Santa.  He wanted to play, too!  We even played several pretend DS games.  So, I thought it would be fun to play on Christmas Eve.  We had a $10 limit.  

Cameron ended up with a giant light up candy cane which was hilarious!  And Olin's gift was lost before he ever even got it (we found it about a week ago).  But we had so much fun!

We woke up Christmas morning to find that Santa had come!  He brought the boys so many fun things!

We had fun playing with all of our new toys!

We had to tear Cameron away from the Wii!