Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Christmas morning...was a blur it feels like! It is funny out much prep goes into making a morning (actually a few moments) so excited for our kids. Every year the kids get up and we make them wait on the stairs while we get cameras and video cameras ready to record and capture the priceless faces of excitement and surprise! Ellison REALLY got into Christmas this year. She was excited and expressed how she felt about EVERYTHING Christmas and season related. Here is one capture of her Christmas morning literally running to what Santa left her...



I love it! And for Elic ya know he is barely 2 years old of course whatever and whenever his sissy is happy or excited well so is he! I think he was amazed at the fact that instead of going to a toy store or a friends house to see a train table in play he was shocked he had one sitting in his house to play with. He just smiled and kept saying "choo's choo's!"


The kids got each other something and then Connor and I each give them something...then there are stockings!
 We love our princess movies!
 She looks SO big and grown up in this picture...
 Playing with her Calico Critter House
 Elic on his train table!

After our Christmas morning together we cleaned up and headed to Columbia to celebrate with Connor's family...our first stop was MeMac's house! We celebrated with Connor's mom, siblings and their significant others. We always start with a Christmas brunch then was grab out spots and the kids pass out presents...
 Ellison handing out gifts...

 Aunt Heather and Ellison
 Uncle Ben and Aunt Heather
 Elic passing out presents...

 Aunt Sarah and Uncle Danny...

After MeMac's we made a quick stop by Meme and Papa's house to do Christmas with them...
 Meme and Papa and their grandkids...
 MeMac and her grandbabies...
 Sarah, Meme, MeMac and the kids!
 Had to get a picture of us :)

After Meme and Papa's we made one more stop before heading home. We went to Connor's dads house to celebrate with a big crowd (see the photo below :)
 Opening presents and granddaddy's house...more Calico Critter goodies!
 Me loving on Baby Gray...isn't he precious?!
 Mama Doris with her grandson and GREAT granddaughter!
 The WHOLE crew...

 Elic kept saying "hold you baby" so we did and then he wasn't so sure! :)

All in all it was a great Christmas Day spent with family...the kids were whipped by the time we headed home, as you can see :)









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