Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas 2012

We had an absolutely wonderful Christmas.  Rob and I were pretty sure this was going to be the best one yet and it definitely was.  Avery is old enough to actually get everything, and of course we have Big Ben now which is definitely the icing on the cake.  As usual, the pictures can pretty much tell the story.  
Christmas Eve morning
Why does she look like she's 9????

Happy guy 

All for me???

We had a late lunch in Utica Square and headed back to Gigi and Pepaw's to open gifts.  

Cowgirl boots!

He liked the paper

Big sister, showing him how it works

Lucky girl received a bike

Happy elf

We got home with enough time to put out some cookies and milk for Santa and some carrots for the reindeer.  She wanted to put a bowl of water out for them too-you know, they might be thirsty.

Santa came

By the way, the "Christmas shoes" were all wrong.  Apparently they were supposed to have TEN HEARTS<--- i="i">information that would have been useful to Santa ahead of time.

But overall she was very excited and we enjoyed watching her open all her gifts. Ben slept a little late and we helped him open his things when he woke up.

After that we all headed to Mimi's for brunch (a huge, delicious brunch).

And of course gifts.  By the way-Avery is finally getting the hang of opening presents.  Until now she had been the slowest, most lackluster present-opener you'd ever seen.  It took a week to open her birthday gifts-no exaggeration.  But now she has the hang of it and rips into them in true kid fashion.
It was a Cinderella Christmas

Bibs for Ben

We headed home full and happy and spent the evening playing with our new toys and attempting to clean up the Christmasplosion.  

I'm always a little sad when Christmas is over.  All the anticipation and preparation and it's over in 1-1.5 days!  I wish it could last a little longer somehow.  But anyway, it was a truly wonderful Christmas for all of us.  These kids are pretty lucky to have so many people that care about them and maybe even spoil them a bit.  And we consider ourselves pretty lucky as well.

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