Saturday, January 4, 2014

Christmas 2013


Well a little late on the Christmas post but I want to share these pictures!!  We had a great Christmas this year, mostly because this sort of Santa situation is the best thing ever with a THREE year old.  The bribery was nice with the Elf on the Shelf and the "Santa is watching you" and the excitement was contagious!

We celebrated with Ryan's side of the family the Sunday before Christmas.  I drank wine and held the boy's new cousin Eli, so I had a great time! The boys had fun opening gifts (well Paul had fun since he opened all of his, all of Charlie's, and probably all of mine).  We had a good dinner and a nice celebration. 

Christmas Eve we went out to dinner just the four of us.  It was perfect.  We had cocktails and good food and the boys were so good.  Then we drove around and looked at people's Christmas lights.  Some people are incredible.  And their electric bill must be CRAZY.  We came home and put Charlie to bed and then Paul decorated Christmas cookies.  He was very serious about this and knew just what Santa would want. 

We put Paul to bed, watched Christmas Vacation and wrapped all our other stuff!  Paul woke up around 6:30 and was more worried about Santa's cookies then the presents.  We grabbed Charlie and headed downstairs where Paul was impressed with his art easel, his Jessie doll from Toy Story and his marble run.  Charlie didn't know what the heck was happening, but he still seemed excited.

We hung around a bit and then headed over to my parent's house for brunch.  That's where all these pictures are taken from because apparently I don't know how to use a camera.  My parent's got Paul a two seater jeep, as they told us it was their dream for Paul and Charlie to drive together around their neighborhood some day.  The jeep is staying at their house.  We had great food, opened a lot of presents, and then drank champagne.   We headed home for nap time (everyone) and then had a quiet dinner at home! 

 Presents await on the porch

He was a little bit happy.




 Joy.

 God help us when they are both in there

I love this castle!

I usually don't think the boys look alike, but in this picture they do.  Perhaps it's the matching pajamas?

Happiest baby in the world.


And now it's 2014! 

1 comment:

Maureen said...

Oh my goodness this makes me so excited for Vivi to love Christmas! And I want to go on said beach vacation w you and your boys!

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