Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas with Papa, Grandma, and Aunt Jenny

Since we couldn't make it to Burlington for Christmas, my Mom, Dad, and Jenny drove down on Sunday afternoon and left Tues. morning to celebrate with us. Sunday I had to work, so we held off opening gifts until Monday night. On Monday morning, Mom unloaded their car with gifts....too many! We decided to let Taylor and Colin open one each, since we were making them wait to open them after Tim got home. We needed to run to a couple stores at the mall, ate lunch Wendy's, and to Hy-Vee for dinner groceries. When Tim got home, we ate dinner then it was gift time. Both kids recieved lots of nice clothes and fun toys. Taylor got (just to name a few) some cute clothes, a bowling pin/ball set, Cinderella Tea Set, a Dora game for her Leap Pad, Cootie game, Tinkerbell Jewelry box, dress up clothes (jewelry, shoes and all!), Roller skates. (hope i didn't miss anything!) Colin received super cute clothes, a Aligator xylophone, LeapFrog Caterpiller, 4-wheeler rider, a music player, and a shake'n rumble truck. Thanks again everyone for their gifts! They aren't loved at all, right? Dad made Tim another photo calendar of the kids, to hang in his office and also donated gifts in his name to Toys for Tots and Birthright. I recieved some lounge pants and fleece sweater, a gift card to Bath and Body Works (from Kimmie who drew my name), and The Sex and The City: Movie!!! Whoohoo!! thanks Kimmie!!! To end the evening, what a better way to end it, then while watching "A Christmas Story"???????? Who doesn't LOVE that movie?!!?? It was a lot of fun. Tuesday came and it was sad to see them go, but crappy weather was on its way, and they needed to get ahead of it!

Tea anyone?

drinking and driving

Elmo record and play Phone

Dress up shoes, purse, hat and jewelry

Aligator xylophone

Can't remember what they were watching, but Colin did have his hands in the air and clapping at something with Papa

Is Taylor my daughter or what?

Snugglin' with Aunt Jenny

The mound o' presents under the tree!

1 comment:

Aunt Jenny said...

Taylor, 'get with the program'! I love you kiddos and had sooo much fun playing with you again (it was good to see you, too, Mommy and Daddy). Thanks for a great time!