Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Day

Christmas morning, Drew woke up about 7:30 (pretty late for Christmas morning!) and came in to get us. We all got up and headed out to the living room to see if Santa came. He did! He filled up all of our stockings and left some gifts for the kids. Santa brought our family a Wii! He also brought Drew a Hotwheels truck, Ava a princess, and a bunch of games and accessories for the Wii. Thank you Santa!

Dan and I celebrating our 14th Christmas together

Drew opening a present

Ava playing with her favorite stocking item

Drew and Uncle Thomas

Cousin Meghan and Rachel on Christmas morning

Dad and Uncle Joe

Me and my Mom

Uncle Thomas with his Christmas loot

Ava and her princess dominoes

Family photo

After checking out the stockings we proceeded to open gifts from each other. Drew’s favorite gift was a Nike warmup outfit my parents got him. He wanted to put it on right away. And Ava’s favorite was a Hello Kitty music jewelry box that my brother picked out for her. She also loved the water magic Princess book that Santa brought, and spent most of the morning working on that. After presents Grandpa made us a delicious breakfast of pancakes, French toast and sausage. We also decorated the birthday cake that we made for Jesus.

Decorating the birthday cake for Jesus

We set up the Wii and started playing. I’m not sure if the kids or the adults had more fun with it! It was a hit the rest of the trip! Drew is a particularly good golfer and bowler. Ava’s favorite so far is golfing, but she got a really cool looking Dora game too. And I am an expert at tennis.

We finally tore ourelves away from the Wii and got ready to go to Grandma Billie’s house for Christmas Dinner. Grandma made a delicious meal of ham, chicken, potatoes au graten, stuffing, salad, rolls and cranberry sauce. All the men (and some of the ladies) watched the Lakers (boo!) game on TV while the rest of us visited in the living room. Poor Ava wasn’t feeling good and actually climbed up into my lap and fell asleep for about three hours. She missed opening presents and singing happy birthday to Jesus. Since she wasn’t feeling great, we cut the evening short and went home after presents and dessert. She went right to bed as soon as we got home. Drew played a little more on the Wii and then he went to bed, freeing it up for the adults to have a serious sports competition!

Drew after he blew out the candle on the Happy Birthday Jesus cake

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