Santa enjoyed his cookies and milk
The boys in their fun new wagon that Santa was building around 1 AM in the morning
Jo's favorite new toy... the long-awaited pirate ship!
Andy telling Jonah that Santa must think he has bad hygeine because he brought him some new shampoo :)
Laylah's favorite gift (yay! :) the Easy-Bake Oven and some Leapster games
My favorite gift that my sweet husband gave to me. We are going to Disneyland without our kids!!! Their is a little story behind this and I have to tell it before you all think I'm a horrible mom for taking off with my husband to Disneyland without my kids. I have always loved Disneyland and growing up my family would go about once a year or so. For mine and Andy's honeymoon we went there and it was horrible. I was SO sick our entire 10 day honeymoon (allergic reaction to some medication I was taking) and we even had to make a trip to the emergency room before we came home. We still made it to everywhere we wanted to go, but I was miserable the whole time (as I'm sure he was because I was) and I seriously don't even remember half of it. I need to enter one of those worst honeymoon contests, because I'm sure I would win. Anyway, we have always wanted to go back and do it again without kids, but obviously I have been pregnant or nursing for the past 6 1/2 years, so it was a little impossible. And so we are going!! And before you feel to bad about the kids missing it, we are going again in October with my whole big side of the family, all the grandkids and everyone, so they will get to go not to long after we do.
The cute peom and picture that was wrapped up
Poor Bear. He opened this one gift and then was ready for a nap. That is why he is in no more pics. He opened them all later when he woke up.
Mine and Andy's gift that Santa brought us. My mom and dad got us a Wii and Santa must have known because he got us some games to play on it!
Cute Piggy's! (Baron got a navy blue one :) After the kids opened these they ran upstairs and put all their pennies in them. So cute!
All the grandkids on Andy's side in their Jammies Grandma made (except for his sister's Stef's kids who is coming up next week.)
Day after Christmas adult get together that we do with my family. My parents take us all out and then we got to their house for games afterwards. It was so much fun! We went to a new restaraunt called Bonsai. It is my new favorite place. We played some new games called Werewolf and Guillatine. They were so fun and it got a little heated, but I don't think anyone is still mad (hopefully :) In the pic, L to R: My brother Nate, my sis in law Annette, My bro Doug, my sis in law Kimmi, my dad, my mom, My sis Kaylie, me, Andy, my bro in law Don, my sis Rachel. Missing is my sis Suzanne who had enough family time through the week and wanted to stay home with her boyfriend. She's too cool for us sometimes :)
This is another tradition we've had going. Sledding the morning after Christmas. It was so much fun and I can't wait to go again. My kids are finally big enough to all be able to walk up the big hill by themselves. Except Bear who sat in the back of the warm car and played with toys. We bring hot chocolate and snacks and it is just so much fun.