Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Our Christmas

We had a very nice and quiet day at home yesterday.  We got up nice and early, as usual, and Gracie was very surprised to come down the stairs and see so many toys looking her in the face!!  It was very fun.  Then we all just relaxed all day long and we had a delicious honey ham for dinner.  It was a wonderful day!  Here's a few pictures.

This was Christmas Eve, we went to Cherry Creek Mall and the kids got to make their own stuffed animals at Build A Bear.  Gracie wasn't feeling too hot, but she had a good time anyway.  It was her first experience at Build A Bear and I think she liked it!  (Oh, and no, Hello Kitty was definitely not my first choice, but as soon as she saw it she was sold!)

This is our living room Christmas Eve, after Santa came.  He decided it would be easiest to take all the toys out of their containers and not wrap them so the kids could enjoy them right away in the morning.  It was very nice of him and also saved on the huge amount of trash created by wrapping paper!

Gracie's first look at the living room Christmas morning.

This is me in one of the tunnels we got the kids.  We got them this set of 4 stuff, two tunnels and a tent and a teepee.  We bought it back in September and it seemed like a good idea at the time.  Well....once we got the stuff up we realized how big it is!!!  Good grief!  I plan to take the stuff down as soon as it's lost it's newness and keep it stored until we move, there just isn't room in our house for a tent, even a little kid one!  Of course it may be awhile til I can put everything away, Gracie just loves them.  I've already moved the teepee up to her room and she was sitting in there last night reading books.  It was really cute!


James in the tent!

The kids in the tent with their new phones, given in hopes they will leave our phones alone!!

Happy girl!

Gracie and I in the teepee. 

My sweet boy on his first Christmas!!


We will have visitors the rest of this week now, the beloved Auntie April gets here today and then on Saturday Nana and Papa from Wisconsin arrive!!  It should be lots of fun!

We wish you all a great week and a happy new year!


Anonymous said...

Those tunnels are awesome!!

Merry belated Christmas and a happy new year to all of you. I'm glad the little ones had so much fun :)

Anonymous said...

Looks like a fun time! Hope your ankle is feeling better. Happy New Year to you too!

samantha said...

They look so cute---I love when they first wake up!! Glad you had a good Christmas--hope you have fun with your Mom!

Pamela said...

Oh, I just love all the pictures! Those tunnels look like great fun! I love the picture of the kids with their cell phones too! Do you have a moving date yet?

Hey, my In-laws are snowbirds from WI! Lancaster, WI to be exact and then we have oodles of brothers and sisters from Milwaukee! Have a wonderful time with your family and Happy New Year!!!