Saturday, January 9, 2010

It's Never too Late for a Christmas Post...right?

I can't believe I let it get to January 9, 2010 before I posted our Christmas pics. I hope this isn't a sign of what is to come this year. :) We had four wonderful Christmas celebrations. We did have to cancel one Christmas at Josh's grandma's due to the yucky weather. That was a big bummer, especially when you only get to see them a couple of times a year. Our first Christmas was with our little family, we had a great time and I just love this special time we put aside for each other. Christmas day was spent at my parents house. We always have a great time when we all get together. There were three new members to our family this year. We used to tease Mandy that if she would get on the ball and have a 2009 baby then we all would have had babies the same year. She didn't think we were serious or funny. Mandy and Chad brought over the new Super Mario game to the Wii. By far the biggest hit of the day, the poor kiddos just tried playing with their new game but the adults wouldn't give them the chance. You know who you are. :) Josh loved this game so much that we now own it for our house. It really is super fun and addicting. The day after Christmas we went to Leedey, OK to spent time with Josh's dad and his family. Again, we had too much fun and our kids got way too much stuff. Sunday morning we headed to Yukon to spend time with my Dad's side of the family. My grandparents were able to rent their church gym and we had a blast. The kiddos loved running around, playing basketball, and just being extremely loud. That night we went to Edmond to see Josh's mom, we didn't get to see her on Christmas Eve like we were supposed to, so we wanted to make a special time for the kids to see her and her husband Tim. We finally got home the Monday after Christmas, exhausted, very full, and very blessed. I hope you all had wonderful celebrations with your loved ones. :)

Josh is reading the story of Jesus' birth to the kids, even little Ruby listened :)

We love presents!

It didn't take Ruby long to figure out how to rip open presents

Santa came to Mimi and Pa's house. I always tell the kids that he knows where they are, this sometimes worries Lily. Ignore Ruby's sad little pile, she is only eleven months and she has a birthday in eleven days. ;)

Ripping into their gifts, I wish Ruby was facing the other way- oh well

Lily got the doll house she "always" wanted

Ruby got her first purse, it's so cute

Coop got a cool batman cave, he loves it

Coop also got a bowling set, here he is displaying his mad skills :)

Ella and Lily got some press-on nails, these girly girls LOVED these nails

Lily and Ella played all day long with their new doll house and castle. They told me they were next door neighbors. ;)

Best family pic I could get, Coop couldn't even pry his hands or his eyes off of the Wii game. He was probably afraid one of his aunts would take it away if he put it down. :)

Sweet Ruby and sweet Mimi, ready to open some gifts

Our 2009 additions, aren't they cute?
We had lots of little helpers pass out the gifts this year
Ruby was just as happy sitting on her gifts as she was opening them, she was so fun this year and it was her first Christmas. Almost one year and she had her first Christmas.
Aunt Krystal with the girls. We love Aunt Krystal!!!
The Harrel babies, they had a lot of fun playing together.
Opening presents at the Harrel Christmas, I swear these kids get way too much stuff
Sisters with our daddy and our Pa, we love these two men so very much!!!
Uncle Bert knows how to make cleaning up fun!
*My baby with be one in eleven days, EEEEKKKK, where did the time go!!!?


Becky said...

Great post! My Christmas posts were also in January, which means, if we have our blogs printed, our 2009 Christmas will be in our 2010 books. Oh well....

Sam said...

The Batman house is the biggest thing...Palmer got one from Santa last year, and he still plays with it nearly everyday!
Cute pics...
Happy Holidays!!

Stacy said...

Great post Annie what wonderful Christmas you and the family had.
Funny you say your baby is about to turn 1 I was just thinking about her. I can't beleive your baby going to be one!!!

Leslie said...

Great pics. I am always so jealous of you girls and your great big families & really big get togethers, must be nice =o)

Andi said...

Hi! I spied the title of your post in Dawn's sidebar and came over for a gander. What a cute family! I love big chaotic Christmases! We had to stay home due to the snow, so it was just the 4 of us, but it was nice. I enjoyed your post!

Taylor, Jessica and Harper said...

So many cute pics! Especially where Cooper is smiling for the camera, but playing Wii:) And the one where Rudy's so enthralled in her gifts, she doesn't even care that her back is toward the camera! So cute!

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