Saturday, January 10, 2009

Holiday Recap ~ Part 3

I promise, this is the last set of Christmas photos. And this is the longest entry of the 3. So, let's get this show on the road.
We ended up back at my parents house on Christmas night because my brother & his wife flew into town that afternoon. After a huge and yummy dinner, we raided the living room, so the assault on the rest of the presents could begin. The kids were chomping at the bit because by this time, they were well versed on this whole present opening thing. They were like vultures circling their next meal.
Big A is showing off a couple of Little A's presents. Don't those red socks compliment her outfit? She requested Hello Kitty stuff this year and Santa left her those socks in her stocking. She wore them the whole day.
Grandaddy assists Little A in opening one of her gifts. More tiny furniture for her dollhouse. Yippee.

I'm laughing because Little A has been asking for a football for months. She carried that thing around most of the night. And still plays with it almost every day.

Here she is playing with her Uncle (my brother) and having a ball! No pun intended.

Big A loves animals and really loved Little A's new dollhouse. So, she got a family of critters also who can "visit" Little A's dollhouse on occasion.

My brother and sis-in-law are a very interesting couple. They couldn't imagine anything worse than the vacation that we took to Disney and were very glad that they weren't invited. It's for that reason that I took a lot of delight in the gifts that my parents got for them. First we had the super-sized coffee mugs. These smiles are completely painted on. They complained for the next 3 days about how much they hated their gifts.

And then hubby & I took a lot of delight in the matching Mickey Mouse shirts that they opened. Ha ha ha! Again, they hated them, but they at least faked smiles for the camera. I should've insisted that they leave the shirts for hubby & I. Later this year, I should be able to fit into one of them. Hmm....

As the night came to an end, Big A gathered her family of bunnies and was ready to lead us home. It was a very busy few days.

A couple of days later, my father-in-law came into town to bring, yet more gifts, to these children who are in toy overload by now.
Big A, the pro gift opener, dives in first. It's a Cabbage Patch Kid! Oh, the memories of when I got my first CPK.

Little A was ecstatic to open a package of baby doll accessories. I didn't think I would ever get this swing put together.

And then to convert the thing to a high chair...somebody get me a glass of wine please. I'm OVER putting toys together.

We all had a great visit and Big A enjoyed a snuggle on the couch to wrap up the day.

It was a really great Christmas full of wonderful visits with friends and family! Now, let's put this one in the books and move on to our next holiday...Valentine's Day! Good thing that we've got a month until that one.


Angela said...

LOVE all the pics! The pics of your parents' house take me straight back to our days of watching Saved By the Bell and eating breakfast before church!

The girls look delighted in all the pics! I'm like you though. It was a lean Christmas in terms of us buying for each other, but it was still fun!

Love ya!

Michelle said...

Save the directions for the converty thing. We have the same one (set with the playpen and all?) and if it gets knocked down, it takes me ten minutes to put it back into a high chair, which is how we typically leave it. Drives me batty!

And I recognize that Little Mermaid case! Little Miss *almost* got that when we were at Disney but opted for the Peter Pan one instead.

Brandy said...

Woah that's a lot of bunny rabbits! I love the socks...and the Disney gifts. LOL!

Kat said...

Oh, I am so glad that we have moved beyond the putting together phase. I think. I hope. I pray :-)

But then it's all about the big ticket items.

Looks like you guys had a great holiday.

Shannon said...

Toy overload, indeed!

But they're only little once...

Glad y'all had a great Christmas :)


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