Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Six Christmases... Yes, Six.

Wow... We are exhausted!  Our Christmas festivities started on the 23rd.  First, the girls had their party at Annie's house.  Mike and I picked them up after lunch and headed to his parents' house for Christmas with them. 

And so it began...

Uncle Matt helped Taylor open a present.

The girls made some ornaments for Gramma Karen

My beautiful princess in her new dress-up clothes :o)

After dinner, the kiddos played with their toys for a little bit before heading to bed.  Then, the adults played the traditional game of BINGO!  Mike and I won some pretty awesome prizes!


On Christmas Eve, Mike and I picked the girls up from his parents' house and headed north to visit my parents.

I made New England Potato Soup for lunch... with help from my lovely assistant!

The boxes were just as cool as the presents!

Uncle Shane-O got J a cool penguin backpack!  She loves to play school now.

Mom loved the purse I made for her.

Taylor had a little snack with Shane.

It has been a family tradition since Shane and I were kids to get a new pair of PJs on Christmas Eve.


The girls opened their last box on Christmas Eve.

Blogger thought this picture of Santa's cookie plate would look better if turned.  Thanks, Blogger.

J left cookies and milk for Santa and a carrot for Rudolph.

Their first glimpse of presents!

Jaden picked out a new tool set for her Dad!

She picked out sand art for me!  I can't wait to do this with her :o)

Shane still has to sit at the kids' table :o)

Jude even got a little surprise in his stocking!

After opening presents at our house, we went back to Garrett for Christmas brunch at Gramma and Grampa's house.

The gift of the year... BABY BELLE!


On the 26th, we went to Grandma Teders's house.

We had a GREAT holiday!  The only gift I would like to return is all of the yummy food!  My waistline and jeans are NOT happy with me... but that is what New Year's resolutions are for, right?  I hope you all had a Merry Christmas as well!


amanda bee said...

whew - what a busy christmas season you guys had! i LOVE jaden's smile in the backpack picture - so so cute!

michael is shy about showing pictures of his tattoos - so i can't share his rose - but it looks just like mine only bigger, not pink and it's on his shoulder. :-)

Dollface said...

I am loving these big sister and little sister PJS!!! Adorable :) xxxooo

Kristen said...

great pics, the girls pj's are adorable! And I love the Christmas tree with the santa hat on it, so cute!

btw you're one tough chick to go running through freezing cold water in shorts & a tank top! YIKES!

Kelly said...

Dang woman!! You were quite the busy family this Christmas! I LOVE the pic of T in the box.

Llama said...

6 Christmases?! WOW!!!! So fun! I love those sister pjs! Super adorable!

Mrs. Huse Clifton said...

Great pictures and super cute kids!!! I would be so exhausted after 6 Christmases but it looks like you and a lot of fun and look beautiful in all. Merry Christmas.

Lora said...

What a fun & love filled Christmas for you and your family. Those big/little sister jammies are so cute! We use to get jammies every Christmas eve as well,and now my kids do :)