Saturday, December 27, 2008

Our Christmas Pictures

So, I finally have some time to write about our Christmas. It was great.

Christmas Eve, we did what we needed to do here (baking, packing, and such) and then we went over my parents' house. Our family tradition is to open the presents under the tree Christmas Eve night, but now since there's little ones, we did it pretty early. It was really great to see everyone together. It was my dad, my mom, my sister (Amber) and her husband, my other sister (Sarah) and her son (Sean), Kevin, Leala and I. Lots of people, but we had tons of fun.

Leala did pretty good while opening presents. She did have to eat, so we skipped her turn a few times, while I breastfed her. Then she fell asleep for about 10-15 minutes too. But after that, she was able to finish opening everything.

Sean, my nephew, did great this year too. He just turned 2 last month, so he knew more of what was going on and what he was supposed to be doing.

We stayed the night at my parents' house that night to make things easier. Christmas Day morning we woke up and Leala got to do her stocking. We had lots of fun that day. Everyone else came back over too, to eat Christmas dinner (around 11 am). After that, most of everyone had another family to go see, so we all parted ways.

Kevin, Leala and I went to see his family, and we all got to sit and open our presents together there too. This was the first year that we were able to do that, so it was really special. Leala had fun, but she was getting tired and really needed a nap. She does well with people, but of course, she was getting overstimulated.

Overall, it was great and we all had a good time. Leala got tons of clothes and toys, even a new princess piggy bank! She loves it all. We even have to trick her to get her away from her toys.. haha.

Okay, so no more waiting. Here's the pictures you've been waiting for! Some family members might stop by my blog and look at the pictures, so I apologize if there's too many here.. haha..

For now, I will only post pictures from my parents' house.. Tomorrow I will post some with Kevin's family. I still haven't been able to transfer those to my laptop yet.

Sean giving Leala a hug, before we open presents.

Leala with Daddy.

Mommy and Daddy helping Leala open her first Christmas present.

Sean and the shirt I made for him in my shop.

He loved his boots from MeMaw.

Leala was eating and hugging her baby.

I love the look on her face in this picture!

Haha! Love it!

Sean loved his truck.

He was trying to open his presents with his wrench.. How cute!

Amber loved the coasters I made for her in my shop.

Leala fell asleep eating, but didn't sleep for long!

I made my own present! haha.. I love the travel mug I made. Kevin bought it for me. :)

She loves her snow boots!

I love this picture. Sarah says all he does now is bounce!

She was so excited to open the big one!

She loved the box, and now that we've opened it up and put it together, she is in love with the toy too! She went crazy over it when she got to play with it. I have to try to post one of the videos sometime.


Alicia said...

Oh, those are great pictures!! Your daughter and nephew are soooo cute!!!

Wow..I loved what you made. Very craft!

Lori said...

looks like lots of fun was had by all

McCrakensx4 said...

Looks like a fun day! I posted way too many pics too, but hey whatchya gonna do?! Thanks for sharing :)

Caidens_mommy said...

I love the pictures!

He And Me + 3 said...

Great pictures and holy presents batman! What fun for a little girls first Christmas. Love all the pictures of your family. Too cute! Great job on all the gifts you made.

Kelly said...

Well... finally... no I am just kidding!! Looks like you all had a good day! I love that she fell asleep!! Have a good New Year!

Kati Sue* said...

Yea! It looks like you had a great holiday!

Your travel mug reminds me of the coffee pot I broke the other morning :( Must get a new one tomorrow!

Daphine said...

WOW! These are great pictures! I really enjoyed reading about your Christmas and looking at all the pictures! Thanks for sharing!