Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Nearly Wordless Wednesday

Today's post isn't even close to Wordless, so I'm not even trying to play it off as such.

Our Christmas holiday is a whirlwind. Good times though. The Barnes side of the fam celebrates everything on Christmas Eve, so we went over there at 6 that day. They do a traditional slovak dinner and we're not really fans, so we stopped at in & out on the way. After gifts are opened, we typically head to midnight mass, but since connor is, well connor, we've skipped it the last two years! Here are a few pics of our Christmas with Jeffrey's side of the fam.

The pretty tree before all the chaos of 19 people opening gifts all at once.

Al loving his new Brett Favre jersey

this $10 magna doodle was prob connor's fav toy of all

jalen and his iPod
connor cleverly opening his gift through osmosis

so many toys and he plays with the remotes-typical
connor adores his cousin jalen

connor got this piggy bank with coins from Sarah, Chuck, Jalen & CJ
chuck got heroes and was pretty pleased with that

Kaden, Jacob & Robert all got light sabres

Christmas day with my side of the fam is a bit more low key since including my parents, there are only 6 of us there. We do breakfast, gifts and then the big meal. We all said we were going to really cut back on gifts this year and while it really doesn't look like we did, we really did manage to spend nearly 1/2 of what we spent last year so that's a victory!

Here's our tree this year

given his obsession with mickey mouse, we were sure these would be a hit. not so much.
The table and chairs set for his new playroom was connor's big gift this year. He loves it. He plays with his new leggos, eats snack and sits and colors at his new table!
fun new easel or animal crackers??? easy choice apparently

Jeffrey trying to get connor excited for his very first Dbacks jersey

connor got new legos and then destroyed them with a bat

Once Christmas at our house is done, we head to an annual open house at our friend Carroll's house. Then dad and Corliss came by and we had another Christmas. Friday, Katy's mom and Rick hosted an open house for she and Scott and Saturday, Dawn and Chris had a bbq. Good times, totally exhausted...and since tonight is New Years Eve and we're heading to Ashley's doesn't look like it's slowing yet!

We hope you all had a wonderful holiday as well!

1 comment:

witticism here said...

What's the deal with remote controls? They are like baby crack. Next kid gets dog toys and remotes, since they seem to be the most exciting items in our home.