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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Christmas catch-up

I never really blogged about Christmas, but it was fine. On Christmas eve we decided to move the Christmas Day gathering from our house to my mom's. I still made most of the food, but it was a HUGE relief to not have the event here. It ended up that there were 14 adults and 6 kids, so our funky floor plan would have made it much harder than it was at mom's.



Here are some pictures from Christmas morning at our house:
Stocking fun!


If you haven't tried Kid K'nex, you are REALLY missing out. Too cool! I think Scott has enjoyed this set more than TJ even. TJ's other gift in the picture is a remote control car.


Sari was WAY into Kiss-mas. She loved the whole present thing. We got her the Little Einstein figures, which have been a huge hit, even if they probably do have lead levels through the roof.


Scott got some new computer software. Cyberchase, which is a favorite PBS show, has these two games, plus he got a new Eye Spy, which all the kids love. Oh, and a big boy sized sleeping bag now that he is pushing 5 feet tall.

And Christmas afternoon at Mom's:
The adults of our family have moved from ridiculously trying to buy gifts for each other (and never knowing what anyone needs/wants because we see each other only a few times a year, plus now we have "extras" who come for the holidays and we don't want them to be left out) to doing a $20 gift exchange, Chinese auction style. Nana opened a movie, Meet the Robinsons, and her grandkids could not have been more excited. That's my mom smiling in the background.


My husband's sister, her husband, and our nephew. Poor boy. Our 4 kids just are a wee bit overwhelming to an only child who is fond of quiet. They do LOVE him though.
Scott couldn't wait to open the BIG GIFT. What was it? A 76 key keyboard. He LOVES it. We finally got is set up in his bedroom today and he played it almost all day. Yea Nana, Pop Pop, Aunt K and Uncle K who all went in together to buy it.
My brother's girlfriend S...have I mentioned we LOVE her? She opened this funny spinning frog for her exchange gift. The catch? My sister actually bought it for herself, thinking no one else would want it and she would be able to steal it back. She got her wish, not because it wasn't cute, but because Laur's number was so much later than most of the rest of us.
3 of my kids (that's TJ's blond head sandwiched between Michael and Mimi) pile on Uncle Michael and S. We love them, can you tell?
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1 comment:

Clunn Family said...

Good to see some pics of your extended family! (and maybe soon-to-be extended family???)