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SANTA GOT IT RIGHT THIS YEAR! PART 1

This is the Christmas post. We had a blast with both of our families and it was so much fun for the kids, they seemed to understand what was going on, more so than last year anyway. We had an early Christmas with the Jacksons. We had a delicious breakfast and then gathered for a little program my mother in law does every year. It was kind of hard to get all the children to cooperate but as soon as we moved to the opening of presents part of the program everybody was ready! This year Ryan and I shopped online for most of our gifts and I will say that we ordered mostly everything at the beginning of the month! Way to go Santa's elves! (One night I tried to go shopping to the mall and all the while I was there going from store to store I wondered what exactly I was doing there... I. do. not. like. crowds.) My sewing room also acted as Santa's workshop! I whipped up a couple of handmade gifts, since Sarah demanded handmade this year. I was happy to oblige. So, I started snapping and my favorite subject... Enzo! He's already crawling! Photobucket Photobucket I then went around the room and found some funny people mingling... Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Then the real fun began! Photobucket Ryan's favorite present! And maybe mine too... Photobucket Photobucket Emma got a piggy bank! She loved it! It was exactly what she wanted! Thanks Lucy! Photobucket And she felt very protective of it! Nobody was going to take it away! Photobucket Oh how I wished I had captured Emma's face when she opened this present! She was ecstatic and almost couldn't believe it! She said: Just what I wanted, mom! (She had been watching the commercial on Nickelodeon and stood up every time to dance, every. time.) Photobucket She ran and gave Grandma a big hug! And then there's Alex playing with Dad's present! Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket We made a little book for Grandma with all her grand kids and a little calendar for Grandpa. I think they may have liked it a little... Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket It was a nice day. It was full of fun and new toys. I, by the way, got a super cool little wireless speaker for the Ipod from Matt. LOVE IT! Even more now than I initially did...And this, concludes part 1.

3 comments:

Jacob J said...

You captured some great moments! I will be sure to show Liam each picture and explain what was going on in each one. I am sure Jami has already seen them or I would show her too! Thanks Rigel :)

mimihalley said...

Little Enzo is SO cute. And Jesse's shirt made me crack up.

Sarah said...

How nice is it to have a photographer in the family. I feel like I should be paying money for those candid shots.