Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Christmas Eve

OK, so I've finally loaded all of the christmas eve pictures onto the computer and because of my compulsion to shoot so many photos it looks as though it will be several posts to get it all in.

Let's begin with Christmas Eve. The X-man's daycare was closed so he got to come and spend the day with us and Grandpa Tony and Great Grandma Betty. The twins love their cousin, they followed him around everywhere, it was pretty cute.

Here is a picture of the tree on Christmas after everyone's gifts were here. Don't let it decieve you, usually we put gifts under the tree in the family room but we couldn't do that this year with the twins getting into everything and the big boxy tree stand doesn't allow for many gifts to go under the foyer tree.

Coop looking up to his cousin.

Apparently, Elves brought me these flowers. I think Todd did, but he never would come clean, they were just here when I got up to make the coffee and breakfast on Christmas Eve.

Breakfast. We got a late start and it doesn't look nearly as good as it tasted.

That evening we had people over for mexican food. A few year's ago when we were in Arizona for Christmas my sister-in-law Heather made delicious refried beans. Now every year since we make them near Christmas and everyone comes over for Mexican Movie night. This year was "Rudolph" for the kids. It was their first movie ever. We made it 11:28 before we had to turn it off because all three kids had lost interest. Oh well, maybe next year.

Next we exchanged gifts with our friends who had come.

X-man wanted everything!

Bailey in her first Christmas Eve p.j.s.

Coop in his.

Then we all went to bed so Santa could come. I couldn't sleep and I snuck down after 2 a.m. to see if he had come and sure enough he had. I was so excited but I managed to get back to sleep until the kids woke up.

He left us a ton of stockings. Some we even had to deliver to people who don't even live here. Santa is so generous.

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