Sunday, December 26, 2010

White and Semi-Blue Christmas

Despite the great stomach bug of 2010, we had a wonderful Christmas. We deviated away from tradition a bit this year in an effort to keep from spreading our germs. Sad that we missed Christmas Eve at Cranmama's house, we always look forward to that. but it has been rescheduled for this week and now the boys have something else to look forward to. We missed Mimi coming up and spending the night with us on Christmas Eve, she was still willing but I wouldn't wish this on anyone, let alone my little mother. So we talked to her several times on the phone. Santa was kind to us and the boys really enjoyed themselves despite our quarantine.

Oh and we were well enough to go over the boys' great grandmother's house by then, so we still got to experience one of our special traditions and spend time with our family. Here are a few pics from Christmas Day, completely out of order but I have limited time to move them around tonight.
White Christmas! First time in 17 years. This was taken right after the boys woke up, at about 6:30 in the am! I think we ended up with 2-3 inches by the time the day was done.

Just love those dimples and blue eyes, which sometimes, I could swear, are turning green like his Daddy's beautiful eyes.

Quick snapshot after Santa left but before the boys stormed the room. It was a very crowded room and there are plenty of better spots for the tree (and the black recliner, ugh) but I like it here (the tree, not the recliner) where I can see it whenever I am going across the house.

Little Drummer Boy. Santa, in all his infinite wisdom, brought Nicholas a set of drums.

We finally caved and bought the boys handheld video games. Nicholas loves his and Greyson likes his ok, but he had rather have the "Nintendo gps" as he says.

Greyson and his Great Aunt Brenda. She is a great Aunt and he adores her. No that is not Greyson's little recliner, it is a Christmas present for Great Grandmama Eloise's dog.

Nicholas with his very favorite person in the entire world. Look at his cheesy smile. He has the sweetest smile right until you point a camera at him, then he makes these weird faces. That is why many pics of him are true candid snapshots.

Buzz, the silly face, Lightyear. Grey loves superhero and Toy Story costumes. Loves.

Speaking of superhero. I took each boy out shopping for the other, and Nicholas bought Greyson some PaperJamz drums and this Spiderman piggy bank. Pretty cool. My youngest is nuts for superheros.

The boys and two of their cousins. Notice how sad my two look? It is because they do not have any food, Daddy was slow making their plates and Mommy was apparently too busy taking pics to care that they were "starving to def".

This is the Hot Dog Stand that Greyson saw in the Young Explorer's catalog. I am not sure why but he kept asking for this for weeks before Christmas. And that is Nicholas with his play knife. it came with this army guy set that Santa brought him.

And is similar to the knife that Greyson got with his Police Officer set. I have no idea if Policemen really carry knives like this but it works for Greyson. Although I will admit that they have been using it to cut the "food" they sell at their hot dog stand instead of actually stabbing each other. Still, it is never a good idea to arm Greyson.

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