We waited till Monday night to open presents. The kids chose to spend the night with cousins and stay one more night at Memaws and Papaws. They really like spending time with them.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Sunday evening we had Christmas with the Youngers.
I was so excited to get to see some of the nephews and nieces open their gifts. A few had asked for specific things that I was able to get. I love to give gifts that people actually want. I don't like to give gift cards. They say "I couldn't think of anything to get you"...just sayin
Here is a few pictures of the event.
Everybody takes turns opening their gifts.
Of course Ti got to go first because he is the baby of the family.
Before we open gifts Papaw reads the Christmas story.
This was one of the gifts I was excited about. Austin had asked for footy pajamas and of course his favorite aunt found some. (actually it was his uncle that found them but I am taking credit for it) I tell all my nieces and nephews I am their favorite aunt. Don't know if I have them convinced of this yet.
Noah is acting like a goober. Memaw and Papaw got him new air soft guns.
Andrew and Papaw shared a seat during most of the unwrapping time.
Ti got an Angry Bird hat from the Jones.
Ti is trying to show papaw how the new toy works.
This is the only picture of me during Christmas I think. I just wanted to put this one in to prove that I was there. Just usually behind the camera.
Monday, January 9, 2012
I am a little slow about posting. That is just what happens when you have five kids and a full time job. We did Christmas with Nannie and Pops on Saturday morning. My favorite part was having all the kids take turns reading part of the Christmas story out of the Bible and acting out the story with our kid friendly nativity. Everyone with small children should have one.
Of course we had to take the annual grandkid picture in front of the Christmas tree.
This is one of my nieces. Isn't she beautiful. Her sister is too I somehow didn't get a picture of her by herself.
Ti was to busy playing the ipod to be bothered with all the new toys.
Ti and Pops
We had a great day
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Every year we have a tradition of making Christmas cookies and decorating them. They never really turn out like the shape the kids have chosen but that doesn't seem to matter once there is a couple of table spoons of icing and sprinkles on them. I need to figure out a good recipe for cookie dough that you are going to use for cutting out different shapes and they actually need to look like the shape after being baked. I tried to get Ti to participate but he was having nothing to do with it.
Mr. C. loved making the cookies too. He wanted to cut every one's out for them. Yes I do realize that most of my pictures of the boys doing something at our house they are only halfway dressed. That's just how we roll at the Disheroon's house.
Sunday, January 1, 2012
We went to the Fayetteville square to see the lights and of course get a picture with Santa. We really don't do the whole Santa thing but we still try to get a picture with him each year.
One of Santa's reindeer. He wasn't very friendly and his horns were sharp. Just saying...
I think the Mall's Santa is better but this line is a lot shorter and you just pay them and take the picture with your own camera.
We had Mr. C and Mrs. E. with us also but of course I can't post those pictures. Hopefully when they go to their forever home I am going to make a picture book for them to remember their time with us. The random lady that I had take our picture thought it was kind of funny that I had some taken with just our family and then I had her take a few with everyone. You got to do what you got to do. Of course Mrs. E will not have any pictures in her book with Santa because she is terrified of the man with the white beard.