Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas 2009

Christmas 2009 was a huge success!

It all started with the arrival of the presents.

Santa was kind enough to take a picture of the finished product after he arrived. He even assembled Bethany's tree tent & hid presents inside of it.
Christmas was pretty standard...

Presents were opened.

Tents were entered...

Balls were hit...

and sent hoovering in the air...

Toys were taken over and claimed by the big sister...
and toys were explored for the first time...

...even a lil' Bling-Bling was donned.
Overall, we had a fantastic Christmas. We were blessed to have our family around us throughout the day. The kids are so lucky to have all their grandparents to spoil them to death and even a Great Grandpa!!! Bethany and Owen were showered with toys and clothes by all. And even more importantly, they (ok....Bethany) seemed really appreciative and into all the presents she was receiving. Owen, well, he really couldn't have cared less about the presents.

The best part of our Christmas is that Bethany learned that Christmas is Jesus's Birthday & we made Jesus an ice cream birthday cake!

This was the first year Bethany was able to anticipate the holiday. She more readily would state that Christmas was about Jesus's birthday over the fact that Santa was coming. A week or so before Christmas she was even caught singing,

"You better watch out. You better not cry.
You better not pout. I'm telling you why.
Jesus Christ is coming to town!" can't get much sweeter than that!