Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Christmas Day!

Finally the big day arrived! Here's what the room looked like when the kids saw it Christmas morning:

I'm sure it isn't too hard to guess that the tricycles were the first things they went for! They were so excited! In fact we had to open several presents ON the tricycles because no one wanted to get off of them!

After opening and playing with all the presents, we took the kids into the garage to ride their tricycles. Jim had cleaned it out good earlier in the week just for this reason, so they had a nice big space to try out their pedaling skills. As it turns out, they have no pedaling skills! But there was definite potential. I know they'll figure it out after some more practice!



Then it was time to say good-bye to Gammy and take a nap. I'm so glad that she was able to join us for Christmas! The kids don't get to see her nearly often enough! It was fun for us all!

After nap, we were actually able to go outside and play for awhile! The weather was sunny and not too cold! The kids had a blast! The weather here the last couple months has either been bitterly cold or raining, so we haven't been outside much. This was a special Christmas treat! And we took a ton of pictures! Have I mentioned Momma and Daddy got a new camera for Christmas? Woohoo! It rocks! Thank you Bud and KayKay! We love our present!

Zachary, having a swingin' time!

Jonathan practices his mad trike skills

Thomas, getting a little help from Daddy

HOW ADORABLE is this pic of Jonathan and Zachary? So sweet!

The best of our attempts to get a pic of all four on the slide--the weight was just too much for little Jonathan to hold back! Still pretty cute, I must say!

Mr. Photogenic!

Daddy and the kiddos!

Mom gets a turn too!

After a rest on the big swing, the kids decided it was time to run, and they started playing the most hilarious game with each other! Here's how you play:

Step 1: Play peek-a-boo with your sibling around a tree. Make sure you're having enough fun that all siblings will want to come and join you!

Step 2: Once all siblings have gathered at said tree, someone shouts, "Look! Another tree!" and points at another nearby tree, as if it just grew up out of nowhere and no one has ever seen it before!

Step 3: Everyone runs to the new tree shouting, "A tree! A tree!" and gazes upon it with amazement.

Step 4: Someone looks back at the original tree and shouts, "Look! Another tree!" and everyone runs back to the first tree. Then the game begins all over again.

I swear they ran back and forth between the two trees for the longest time and each time they screamed as if they had never seen that tree before in their lives and it was the most amazing thing imaginable! It was so bizarre, yet so entertaining, to watch!

Well, this ends Christmas day, but the festivities are far from over! Stay tuned for more!


Anonymous said...

I'm glad to see that you are putting your new camera to good use! The tree game is too funny.

Love, Mom

Andria said...

Adorable! I'm still trying to catch up on my favorite blogs since Christmas!

The kids are too cute! What a fun Christmas they had! Does Reagan try to ride the boys' bike and vice-versa? Or do they just know who the pink one is for?? lol.

They are growing so fast!

Midwest Mommy said...

Such cute pictures!

Bridgette Boudreaux said...

Can you believe how fast they are growing? They look so big sitting next to Daddy on the swing. The tree game is hilarious!