Sunday, January 5, 2014

Christmas 2013

Christmas has come and gone.  And like most years we celebrated our Four Christmas's with family, food, laughter and gifts galore.  

We started off our 2013 Christmas tour at my Mom's the weekend before Christmas for brunch.  This is the best we could do of a new group photo of all the kids (poor Brayten did NOT want his picture taken).  

Paisley walked away from that Christmas with a Loom Bracelet kit.  So, now everyone has a bracelet, necklace, ring and anything else she can think of to make with it. 

The night before, the night before Christmas (AKA: our Christmas Eve) the kids opened one gift.  As keeping with tradition it was new PJ's and DVD's.    

Our Christmas Morning was celebrated on Christmas Eve Morning.  Don't worry, we talked to Santa (by letter and in person) and he was more than happy to come early.  It's a win-win for everyone.  Santa has one less stop that night and we are able to enjoy a nice slow/no travel day with just the four of us and all of our new goodies.  

Paisley got the helicopter she asked for (minus the spy camera - oops, missed that detail Santa)...     
and Ryder got the race track he wanted for his "super fast cars with turbo boosters".
We (mom & dad) even got to be superstars in Paisley's eyes for the HUGE dollhouse we got her.
Ryder got a Big Wheel but I couldn't get a non-blurry picture of him with it.   

After dinner we took the kids to the mall to run around and burn some more energy before Christmas Eve service started. 
 
And at the candle light service I had to snap this picture of Ryder.  Be still my heart!  

Christmas morning we left our house nice and early for Christmas breakfast with Toby's family.  (Ryder cut his head with a screwdriver before we left our house and needed a Band-aid for the cut. Good times with this one!)
And Paisley scored some tall riding boots that she LOVES!

Then we headed to my brothers house for Christmas with my Dad.  Where the kids played, the adults told stories (and maybe drank a little), everyone ate and Ryder scored this big RC monster truck that he LOVES!   

And that my friends is how we spent our Four Christmas's!