Monday, January 4, 2010

Christmas Eve in Photos!

I'm finally getting around to sharing some photos of my holiday with you! We'll start with some photos from Christmas Eve.


We started the day with a friendly game of Chutes & Ladders. I played Andrew and James - and won! I don't believe in letting kids win - is that bad?


Things were getting chaotic when we were preparing dinner so I read a book to the boys to get them out of the kitchen. Truth be told - it was good for me to get out of the kitchen, too!! I'm definitely far from talented when it comes to cooking!



Our beautiful tree with LOTS of presents!!


My little sister and I. My nephews still have a tough time telling us apart!


Matty liked his gifts...


but he also really liked this box!


While the adults opened gifts, Andrew put together the puzzle I had gave him. He definitely takes after me and LOVES to put puzzles together. Perhaps we have another math major in the making?

On Friday I'll share pictures from Christmas Day - and a couple of videos!

17 comments:

B and B said...

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing them.

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

I love your pictures! I also agree with you, we shouldn't let kids win -- all the time anyway. Sometimes is okay. I think parents today baby their kids too much.

Carolina John said...

what a fun christmas eve! Glad you shared the pics.

Mandy said...

Christmas Eve looks fabulous. I am so glad that you were able to spend time with your entire family. Moments like that are what sustain us.

Nora said...

how adorable are your nephews!? Love the Christmas tree and all the presents around it! Looks like a lovely, bountiful holiday.

Lisa-Marie said...

Your family are so cute, and you day looks uber fun. Also, you should let kids win sometimes, but not all the time, as they hae to realise life isn't always great!

Lastly, I like the ribbons hanging straight down the tree thing, I might do that next year!

Becky said...

Great pictures! That one of you reading to the boys is frame-worthy!

Emily Jane said...

Awww love the photos. Your tree is beautiful and HOLY THAT'S A LOT OF PRESENTS!! :) Matty in the box made me laugh - but what is Chutes and Ladders?? Is it like Snakes and Ladders?

Kyla Roma said...

Aw beautiful! What an amazing tree and a beautiful family.

Also? Awesome Spiderman T-Shirt. I totally need to raid the little boys section of my local Walmart again ;)

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

So cute. I LOVE the picture of you on the couch with all your nephews, that ones a keeper for sure! I'm so glad you got to spend all that time with your family :)

Nicole said...

It looks like you had a great time! I love when presents are stacked so high, especially when they're for children. It looks like they're all the perfect age to enjoy everything. And I love how kids enjoy boxes just as much as the toys themeselves.

Little Fish said...

Looks like a wonderful holiday. BTW- I totally have that blue sweater your little sis is wearing.

Sassy Molassy said...

Cute photos! I love your sweater!

Mama Nastase said...

Great photos! The boys (and you and Abby) are soo cute!

As a parent, I don't think you should LET kids win, but I also don't think adults should pull out their cut-throat strategies to beat them. It's good for kids to learn that they have to work hard to EARN good things, that good things aren't just handed to them.

Looking forward to more pictures! :)

Katie said...

These pictures are beautiful. It looks like such a nice time with family. Your nephews are absolutely beautiful!

Shoshanah said...

Doesn't beating them just teach them to be gracious losers? Plus I'm not too sure how to purposely lose at chutes and ladders. Although, I'm loving the updated game board, quite a bit different from what I remember.

Anais said...

Great pic of you and your sister!!

And I love the decorations :) At my house, we've got an IKEA theme going on. Straw decorations, as well as red ornaments. lol!