Saturday, December 26, 2009

All the final Christmas celebration!

Finally back home and time to do our Christmas!! It was a long day but so worth it in the end. The boys had a blast at my brother's house and then came home to more presents.

We put Kennedi to bed and then it was time to dig in. Here are some pictures from Christmas night.

opening presents

Conner and his North Face jacket

Chris opening his DS... yes almost 40 and wanted a DS!
Avery in his new hat.
The boys waiting for their scavenger hunt clue!

Chris reading one of the many clues

Ahhh the reward for the scavenger hunt!! Laptops!!
Conner and his winning lottery ticket.. A whole $15.

Christmas Afternoon...

When we picked the boys up at 3pm from their dads house we headed up to Atlanta to have Christmas with my family. It is so nice that the farthest we have to drive for a gathering is about 40 minutes. When we got there the house was packed! It is always crazy when you have this many celebrating!

Here is the whole group. It is not easy getting this many to cooperate when taking a picture.

Here are the grand kids and the great grand kids. Aren't they cute?!?! The oldest in the picture is about 29 (I think) and the youngest is Kennedi at 16 months. These are the ones that I wrote This post about. What a group!

Here are the two that started it all.

The little kids were about to play outside since the weather was good. They had so much fun playing together. There is only about 12 months difference between the oldest of the three babies and the youngest.

We had a great meal with a TON of food! After that we exchanged some gifts and the kids did a white elephant gift exchange. Unfortunately my camera battery died and I did not get any pictures of that. It was pretty funny to watch. I hope this becomes a yearly thing on Christmas! I already have ideas for next year's gifts.

Kennedi opening one of her gifts.

It was a wonderful day! And at the end we still had to get home to do one more Christmas. At this point it was after 7 and the boys had not opened any of their gifts at home. We said our good-byes and then headed home for Christmas celebration #3 of the day.

Christmas Morning

Christmas was a LONG day this year. Chris got off of work about 1am on Christmas Eve and Kennedi was the only child home. This was the year for the boys to wake up at their father's house.

Chris brought me breakfast in bed about 8am. It was wonderful to sleep in that late! And then we headed down with Kennedi to open a few presents.

Santa came!!

And left lots of great stuff!

The stockings were heavy this year so they would not go back up on the holders.

Kennedi saw her inch worm right away and ran to it!

She loved to play on it.

Kennedi made it though about 9 presents and then wanted to play with the toys. She actually has more to open still but they are put up for today.

All 3 of us took a nice long nap and when we woke up it was time to get ready to get the boys and head out to Christmas celebration #2.