Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas 2009... Part III

The third installment in our 2009 Christmas series involved our cousins and their family coming over to see us. We had a blast. As in the other two Christmases, there was tons food and fun, with emphasis on the fun. Daddy decided to include shots from all the action... which in most families involves none other than the opening of the presents...
Looks like sister will be set on bows... for the rest of her life.

And check out that hat!!

As you can see, sister was pretty popular...

Of course, Nate managed to be the center of attention...whether we liked it or not!!
And of course, he was drawn to his great buddy, Grammy...
And it isn't a party until the Wii is broken out. (Yep, "Mr. Front & Center" in the below pic thinks he is playing.)
And here we see the night ended with a bang... hey, anyone noticing a theme here?

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas 2009... Part II

After a great Christmas at the Wolfe crib, the next day it was off to Grandpa Wolfe's. We had a great time there with food, fun, and best of all presents!! When we got there we just had to go find our great-Granny and say hello...

After big brother wondered off, it was all girl talk...

After dinner, it was time to get into the presents... one guess who was the first one at it...
...And the first to test-drive his presents...

Then sister stole the show with her new "bling" as mommy put it.

Then it was time for some cameo shots before we headed out.

Big Brother was literally kissing up before we left.And sister, well... one guess... a perfect end to a perfect night!!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas 2009... Part I

Here's the first of 4 Christmases to be chronicled. We had quite the celebration. The first Christmas started on Christmas morning at our place. Grammy and Papa joined us to witness all the excitement. Good times!
So just how nuts does Nate think Mommy is...
Nate excitedly hurrying down the stairs.

Nothing gets past Nate... he remembered there were milk and cookies sitting out.

Seriously Daddy... where'd they go?
Tell me this baby girls isn't ready to get rippin' through some presents!

First, we started with the stockings...

Then it was on to the presents... we don't spoil our kids or anything.... these are just Nate's gifts and don't include the ones Santa got for him... yikes, I think mommy and daddy got carried away!

Nate was a natural at ripping right through the presents...SHOCKER!!

Papa helping Nate unwrap his favorite gift...

Nate on his other favorite toy.

Grammy was helping sister with her gifts.

Later that evening, we all gathered in thanks and in remembrance of the real reason for Christmas... Praise to Him!

And if you're wondering, the cake was good. Nate can confirm!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve 2009

It’s Christmas Eve, and it was a very busy day. As you will see we had tons of fun preparing for the big day tomorrow.

First, we had to ensure Santa’s cookies were all decorated and ready for the big guy later this night. Of course, I just saw cookies which I was planning to eat. Thankfully, Mommy & Daddy let me have a few.

Needless to say, this was my cookie… for some crazy reason, Mommy and Daddy thought it didn’t cut the mustard for Santa…
Next, Daddy and I went out and played in the snow. I must have been playing my cards right that day b/c Daddy even let me play a little in the sandbox. How lucky can a guy get?

After coming inside, Daddy had to spend a little time with sister and mommy caught a surprise pic of them both…

As it neared bedtime, to my surprise, mommy and daddy let sister and I open a present! I couldn’t believe it!!

PAJAMAS! Hey, I think this was rigged!!

Finally, before we ended the night, we set-out the milk and cookies for Santa… again, I had no clue what we were doing. Let’s just say I had a difficult time letting those cookies and milk go to waste just sitting there. Mommy and Daddy noted that the next morning, the first thing I noticed after coming down the stairs was the missing milk and cookies. Yep, nothing gets past this toddler!! Next year, I’ll have to tell baby sis all about the disappearing milk and cookies.