Monday, December 29, 2008

Our Christmas

Oh we were so looking forward to Christmas! Reagan has been wandering around for MONTHS talking about "presents". Seriously, I didn't think we would get her to sleep the night before! Turns out, she was the last one up! No harm - she needed the rest!

Our Christmas begins with dinner at my parents on Christmas Eve. All the kids are given their one present to open:

New PJ's of course!

Taylor enjoyed his "Dear Santa, I was FRAMED" pajama tops.

While Jordan enjoyed his "It's all fun and games until Santa finds out"... which is actually quite fitting for this little guy... *winks*

Madison had her little light up Rudolph PJ's. (And she does a little dance pose for me to take a photo...)

And we found Wall-E Christmas PJ's that light up for Reagan. She has a strange obsession with Wall-E and Eve-a. (Cute, but sometimes annoying. *winks*)

All the kids gather round the tree for a photo...

...and Reagan starts doing THIS:

So they all join in. Typical, so we found it fitting.

Especially Taylor. Gosh... He DOES look more and more like his Dad every day... *tee-hee*

We take the trip back home to spread our Reindeer food outside and hunker down for the night.

And despite everything that's gone on in this house over the last year? SANTA CAME.

He even left his BAG at our place. He must like the leg lamp.

But what we found in place of Taylor and Jordan's stockings ended up being SHOCKING. The stockings were hung, but replaced with two tiny little bags of coal. This could mean that they were only a *little* naughty.

That sneaky Santa was tricking them and hid their stockings in the Christmas Tree. *phew!*

He ate his cookies before leaving.

And the kids were excited to just dive right on in to gift opening!

This is Taylor's expression after every gift he opened.

Early in the morning, Grandma, Grandpa, Auntie and our friend Paul came over. Christmas doesn't feel right if you're not watching kids rip into gifts, right?

Madison opens the Rose Petal Cottage from Grandma and Grandpa:

And falls in LOVE.

Taylor is so excited for all his gifts he jumps IN the Santa bag.

And after all the madness, this is what I'm left with.

Family arrives a bit later for the traditional Christmas Breakfast at our home. Brian does a wonderful job of this and both families pitch in to help. Hash browns, eggs, sausage, bacon, Belgium waffles with syrup or strawberries and whipped cream, raspberry cream cheese crumb cake, biscuits and gravy... If anyone leaves here hungry? It's their fault.

Our Christmas was lovely and hope yours was too!

Happy New Year! :)


Cara and Gerriss said...

Sounds like we need to come for breakfast next year! Yummy!

Kellie Anne said...

It's too bad that the Christmas Breakfast comes only once a was YUMMY!!!

Heidi said...

Breakfast here is ALWAYS yummy. That's why I'm FAT!


Aaron said...

Uh...that leg lamp looks familiar.....

Andrea Nalene Rasmussen said...

YOU??? Have a LEG lamp????? What's the story there??