My parents, Zane (and his girlfriend Norma who we met for the first time!) and Kai all joined us on Christmas Eve for a yummy tamales dinner and gift giving (after the kids were both down for bed). In recent years my parents have done a (really nice) White Elephant gift exchange for Christmas. This year, there was a theme: kaleidoscopes. Jon and I scored some really nice ones! :) (Sadly, I didn't snap any pictures during our Christmas Eve festivities although I did get a couple of Logan checking out my prized "win" on Christmas morning)
Christmas morning, my parents and brothers came back over to join us for another big meal and of course, presents. I had told everyone to arrive at 9am but Logan woke up at 7:30 and immediately started asking if he could open his presents. It was a ridiculously long hour and a half of distraction. ;-)
|This is for ME?!?|
|Logan helping Callum open his present|
|WHOA!!! A rocket ship!!|
|Mommy's favorite - a wooden "memory" game|
|The rocket ship was the favorite of all toys, I have to say|
The "big kids" got a present too - Santa left an Xbox Kinect with a few games (Dance Central, Sports and Kinectimals) as well. Logan liked watching everyone play, but had some trouble playing himself, since a lot of the games required reading directions and/or knowing your left and rights very well. So, it didn't hold his interest as long as I had hoped - but I think he'll enjoy it soon enough. Daddy had a blast (with Zane and Kai) playing the Sports games while Mommy fell in love with Dance Central.
|What did Santa hide back there?|
|I just love this series of my brothers - they're "running" hurdles btw :)|
Logan and Callum gave us gifts too! Logan made a colorful Christmas tree decoration and Callum ('s teachers) put together a gorgeous frame of pictures and hand print. I loved them both!! :)
|Check out how BIG Callum's handprint is! ;-)|
In between game playing, we had a yummy feast and visiting. What a merry Christmas indeed!
The above are just some of my very favorites, to see a number of other snapshots throughout the day, make sure to visit Callum's album.