Of course I made the kids stop for pictures before we headed over to Gigi and Pepaw's house. I like to think I've conditioned them to expect this by now. Avery's got it down.
We're still working on her brother. Bless his heart, he tries so hard. This is his "cheese" face. Unfortunately he's usually moving nonstop, or throwing his head back while saying it. He's so adorable though, and nothing can detract from that.
|This look says "you got the pic, lady?"|
|My beautiful girl|
The kids scoped out the gifts right away, but had to wait until after we ate. In the meantime, Avery helped Pepaw make "shrimp sauce." And then she proceeded to eat 3 pounds of shrimp.
|Ben and Gramper-the last two hanging around the table|
Avery was ready to dive into the gifts.
|Dad and Pepaw trying to get in on Avery's new makeup|
|Testing out the makeup with Gigi|
The kids (and adults) were all spoiled by Santa. We had a lovely afternoon and evening, although we missed Memaw, who wasn't able to come.
We headed home before bedtime to get into our new pajamas left by Hank, set out the cookies and milk (and of course the carrots), and read a story.
|And to all a good night...|