Christmas at Nina and Papa's
On Christmas Eve, we headed up to Nina and Papa's to begin part II of the big Christmas celebration. Although the trip went fairly well, we didnt have much time before we had to get changed and headed off to church for the evening....of course there is always a little cuddle time available with Papa and Reba!
Maddie and Uncle Chris offered to watch the boys for us while we attended church (they were going later that night with Maddie's family) and for the life of me I cannot remember why we didn't take them up on this offer!
I guess we just figured the boys were already dressed and of course Mommy and Daddy love to show them off in their cute Christmas duds!! It seems that Preston is now our difficult child to get a "good" family picture with....Ashten at this moment loves to say "cheeeeese" whenever the camera appears!
After Church, it was dinner time and then on to the Presents....I just LOVE the fact that cousin Tanner had no problem holding onto a screaming Ashten...He just smiled as Ashten wailed!
Of course the wailing did not last long when it came time to do the presents...Ashten loves ripping off the colorful paper!
He was very content with having his own box to open or play with!
Preston, on the other hand, not only LOVED opening all of his gifts...He like to help anyone and everyone else with theirs...just so they wouldn't get too tired...such a sweet boy!
The youngest (as it seems to always happen) gets the biggest present...Although he has no idea what fun the Sand and Water table will bring this summer...He did enjoy climbing on this enormous box that it came in!
We had a GREAT night, unfortunately Maddie and Chris had to take off soon after gifts and missed out on a night of WII fun with the family! We ALL were so spoiled and absolutely LOVED all the gifts...We are so so sooooooo blessed to have such a wonderful family!
The next morning was Christmas Day....and Christmas Day begins with seeing what Santa left the night before! Both boys were soooo tired from being up late...but of course they didn't think it was necessary to sleep in!
One of the two motorcycles Preston received from Santa....I think after a bit he realized they could be just as fun as "a big one that rides on the street" and had a great time playing with the new toys!
Ashten is our little bird....and when you have something yummy to eat--he is your best friend....and is oblivious to all else that is going on around him!
Preston and Daddy took advantage of the "free" tv and put in his new vmotion/vsmile game...He loves that he has his own "WII" just like Nina and Papa!
The stockings were almost forgotten about with all the new fun stuff...but good thing they were not bc Santa had a LOTS of fun treats and toys in them as well...
We spent most of Christmas Day playing with Nina and Papa and relaxing until it was time to head over to the other grandparents house....We had such a wonderful time that Mommy REALLY did not want to leave to come back home this time....and neither did the boys! A few tears were shed and Preston was actually trying to "hide" so that he wouldnt have to go...so sad but we know we will see everyone again soon!
Before we headed out of town...we got a special visit from our dear friend Debi and her daughters Kirsten and Katie! They came over for a short visit to see the boys and bring them a special christmas gift...so sweet and thoughtful of them...thank you!
Preston and Debi (above)
Katie, Ashten, Preston, and Kirsten--Do you notice once again the rebellion of Preston and pictures...unfortunately my camera died and this was the only attempt I was able to make at this photo....coming soon our trip to Gramma Chris and Grampa Steve's.