Every year for Christmas Jon and I get together with his immediate family on Christmas eve for Chinese, games and opening of gifts. We decided a few years ago it was easier (and less expensive) to have the adults (anyone 18 and over) pick names and buy a gift for their person. (as well as buy for kids under 18).
This year we had a blast. Our nephews are both old enough to fully enjoy opening gifts. Owen wanted to be right there to watch every one open their gifts and really liked the train shirt from Grammy and Grampy. (I think it was from them)
Wesley loved opening gifts and seemed to really love all the clothes. At one point he picked up all the clothes, walked into the middle of the room and dumped them on the floor to play with them.
Here is a picture of the pants I made for him:
And not to side track but here are some fleece diaper covers I made for our diaper stash….that I hope to use some day
My husband loves to try to guess what the gift is before he opens it and he guesses right almost all the time. He’s not allowed to touch the gifts till Christmas! Here is Jon opening his gift from his sister Ann.
Here is his second gift from Ann. I wish I had gotten pictures of it but this gift was wrapped in a box, in a box…and eventually just wrapped in tissue paper.
Here is his 3rd gift from Ann. Now remember what this looks like…..you’ll realize why later
Here is Ann opening my gift to her
Here is Bethany opening her gift from Jon (my husband). Jon helped Bethany pick out a new lap top since she’s going away to school so he got her a really nice mouse and an 8 gig flash drive….oh and a little something else….just watch.
A battery! Silly Bethany..
Here is Bethany’s 3rd gift. Jon made sure she opened the gifts in the right order.
Jon got me an iphone 4 for Christmas so we gave Bethany my old one and put it in an iphone 4 box.
My sister in law Beth got my father in law his gift. Looks like he got a really nice pair of gloves as well as something for his computer that needs to be installed.
Bethany got my mother in law. She got Debbie and Ron each a new pillow as well as their own matching towels. The towels they have now are all random old towels. These looked nice and squishy!!
Ok now here are a few silly pictures that I took. As you can see we had quite a bit of fun with the wrapping paper!
Ok so I tried to get a video of them playing with the wrapping paper but apparently I thought I hit record but I didn’t…so when everyone was done I actually did hit record and realized it a minute later. So me being me I made them attempt to have another wrapping paper fight lol. Watch, closely, in the first video you can see my brother in law Jon being…well….Jon… lol
Here is Jon being silly again
Ok so that was Christmas eve. Christmas day we went to my moms house. It’s a 2 hour drive each way so we left around 9:30 and got there around 11:30
Nikko in the car on the ride there.
Random picture of my child hood gum ball machine. I LOVE this thing!
more random pictures
Jon checking out the expansion for Dominion that my mom got him. Really fantastic game for anyone that hasn’t tried it. We have lots of really fun games!
The socks my grammy made for Jon. She makes them every year. They are so warm and soft!
This cake was sooooo good! And so was the meal! I love my moms cooking!
We opened gifts, ate, and talked. It was really nice to see my mom and grandmother again. I don’t get up there to see them often enough. While we all talked in the kitchen here is what Jon was doing:
lol. He didn’t sleep the whole time, just took a nap but I couldn’t help but snap a picture. I can’t complain though cause he drives both ways so that was 2 hours in the car today.
After we left my moms house we went to his parents again. Christmas day is when they have Debbie’s family come over. We always get there at the tail end but it’s just long enough to see presents be open and chat with people before they head home.
I have no idea why the coloring came out the way it did. The battery in my camera died so 99% of these were taken with my iphone…ok so pretty much all the pictures you see here accept the group picture of my family was taken with my iphone
This is Chris and Judi. They are really good friends of ours so Jon’s family have kind of adopted them 🙂
Ok well this blog post has taken me at least an hour so I’m going to post more Christmas stuff later. I haven’t even touched upon our trip to see my father in law’s side of the family. We went down to visit them last weekend. And I have pictures of our tree and decorations that I’m going to post too.