Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas 2010

Wow, I can't believe Christmas has come and gone. It is true what they say, time goes by so much more faster the older you get. We had a very nice Christmas spent with family and seeing friends. Christmas Eve Denise and her family came over and spent the day. I made a ham with all the fixings. Very yummy. We opened presents after dinner. After that everyone went home and my family headed to Christmas Eve service. I love going and being able to focus for a while on the real meaning of what we are celebrating, Jesus. Wonderful service. The boys were anxious to get home and get to bed. They put out cookies and milk and some carrots, for the reindeer. The took forever to finally fall asleep. Both boys were up at 4am and got there stockings and watches some tv until we got up at 6:45 to open presents. Both were so excited for to open presents and loved everything. Especially Connor who got a DS. He played it all day long. He has been wanting one for a while now so Shannon and I decided to get him one this year. After presents we had cinnamon rolls and sang Happy Birthday to Jesus. This is something we have done ever since Connor was very little. Both boys love it. This year Ryan didn't want to sing he says he was to shy. They both like to blow out the candle. I love doing this, it has become one of my most favorite traditions at Christmas. After that we just stayed at home and hung out. Very quiet day. Nice and relaxing. Here are some pics from our day. I forgot to take pics from Christmas Eve.
Before the opening began

This is pretty much what Connor did all day.

Singing Happy Birthday.

blowing the candle out

Two very cute Christmas boys!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Gingerbread Train

The other day the boys really wanted to do a gingerbread house but they saw the train and decided they wanted that one instead. So today I finally sat down with them to put it together.
It was fun and the boys loved putting on all the candy. Here are some pics from our fun time.

Starting to assemble.

Ryan waiting patiently for his turn.

decorating with all the candy

We are done

the finished product