I am finally here and ready to post my Christmas time fun with all of you! It was a wonderful fun family day! The kids and I had a dollar store Christmas! That allowed us to get each other a pile of silly presents!
Our tree is too tiny to put the presents underneath, so Kay put them around the tv! These were all of our presents that we got and that we gave! Mostly they are the ones to each other, my mom's presents to us, the kids stockings, the package we got from Bizarreland, the kids stockings (also from the dollar store), and the presents we got from friends! It was quite a haul ! We spent over an hour opening them up because we go around opening one gift at a time! What you can't see here is the drawing Kay made for me! She drew Jordan! I cried ! I will be posting it by itself in the future!
Even though Jordan is in Japan, he got in on the fun! It was very late at night there and his roommate was already sleeping! So Jordan got on Skype with the sound very low! He could hear us for the most part, but he couldn't talk to us! He had to type his responses to us, so Trev hooked up his computer to the tv and we could read what he typed from our seats! We had the camera adjusted so he could see all 3 of us! Sadly, his package didn't arrive before Christmas, so he had no presents to open with us! I do have to love technology! Whoever created Skype deserves a pat on the back and then some!
Stocking time! Candy at the dollar store was 2 for 1 ...YAY! Kay got stickers and Trev got a bouncy ball to throw around his room at school !
This monkey puppet was Kay's gift from her dad!
Trevor got a Harley Shirt from my mom! I actually got him to smile!
This is what the kids got me! Can you guess what it is?
Yep, it's a plunger! LOL
These were the majority of Kay's gifts! Trevor doesn't want me to post the shots I took of him! I love how cute Kay looks in her jammies! (:
These were ALL of my gifts! What a loot !!! Somehow, I ended up with the most this year! My kids are the best! Jordan gave us gifts when he was here at Thanksgiving! I don't want to leave him out! He bought me a beautiful jade necklace that I wore all day long! The only things missing are gift cards and a small box with a necklace from my mom! That is a lot of candy for a diabetic! I will have to eat it slowly over the next year! Ha! Who am I kidding?! It will last through January! (: I also got Winnie The Pooh figurines, three games, a clear mug, a teddy bear, kleenex, a "to go cup" that is hard plastic ! I have been wanting one of these! I never dreamed that the dollar store would carry them! Inside the smiley box is a watch that is a smiley! I will be posting a shot of it by itself later! What a loot !!!! I am so blessed ! Nothing was more than one dollar!!! (:
At around 2:30pm we made our way over to Andy's for our family celebration! This is James in his new TMNT jammies! He LOVES turtles!
This is James doing a "trick" for me!
Here is David posing in his new Star Wars jammies and the camo pants that Grandma got him!
Grandpa Dave (my dad)
Papa Gary (Elaine's dad) He feels much like Trevor and Grace when it comes to taking photos of them!
The cooks in the kitchen! I should also add that we all pretty much stay in our pajammas all day on Christmas!
The girls on their computers! Grace got a new, pink Sony VAIO for Christmas! It is so awesome! I love my VAIO and I am pretty sure she will love hers too! You will notice Kay has a Buzznet sticker on hers!
Pull Aparts or "monkey bread" that was left from breakfast! I had to have a try!
NOW IT IS TIME TO SEE THE FOOD!
Augratin Potatoes! (All of Andy's food is completely made from scratch! There are no boxes or mixies here)
The sweet potatoes didn't have their topping on them yet, they were waiting for their turn in the oven!
All cooked and ready to be served! Papa Gary made the homemade onion rolls! It was all DELICIOUS, and I ate too much! Not shown are the peas and h'orderves! The h'orderves were served earlier in the day!
With all the excitement it was nearly impossible to get any shots of Baby Gary! He is on the move and doesn't hold still or pose yet! So, once he was in his high chair and eating some peas, I got a shot of him in his cute little Christmas sleeper!
A blurry shot of Gary playing with a Transformer with Grandma Evie! It was so hard to get any good shots of him! You will see in a bit further down, that I did get one smile, but he moved so quickly I nearly missed it!
Time for more presents passed around by Kay and James!
Okay, so this was most of our Christmas Celebration! I will be posting a few more things over the weekend! I was going to add it here, but this is SO long I will stop now! I am leaving you with a shot I snuck of Bailey sleeping under the Christmas tree!
THANK YOU all for reading and viewing this! I am sorry it is so long!
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