Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Christmas Recap: Part 2

So after our pre-Christmas activities we had Christmas day with my parents...  Cory likes to help play Santa and pass out the gifts.

He also likes to make sure they get opened properly... especially when it comes to little brother...

Helping Nana.

I found the perfect shirt for my dad...

There were a few gifts still hiding under the tree so Cory went fishing for them...

My brother's gift to all 3 of my boys was Nerf ball guns... 2 of the balls were missing by the time we went home that night...

Cory can almost shoot them with decent accuracy.  Noah needs a bit more arm strength and coordination.  I'm glad they don't really hurt even at close range and we can buy more balls... we're going to need them!

Mom bought me these outfits for the girls... when we asked Cory what was on the feet he said "kittens and steering wheels!"  Yeah...

My mom's present to Brian was a remote control helicopter.  I think the boys got the coolest toys this year!

And then, to Brian's great pleasure we all played Settlers of Catan.  And my dad won!

Then we went home, packed like crazy people, and left in the morning for Oregon.  We actually made pretty good time and didn't arrive at midnight as usual.  We were even early enough for Brian to take the van out for a test drive (yes, I made him put the ribbons back on later so I could get a picture).  Although I'm not sure it would have mattered what time we arrived, he probably would have taken it out!

Cory played Santa again the next morning with Grandma and Grandpa, but Noah had the most fun opening both his and other people's presents!

Grandma got him pajamas with Mater on them (from Cars) who is his favorite character.  They're a bit too big, but he doesn't care, he doesn't ever want to take them off!

Helping Grandpa open his present...

Later that day ALL the family descended and we had a roaring good time.

Later in the week, Noah helping Grandma make dinner.  He was plucking the rosemary for her and said it was a "tree".  We also visited Great Grandpa and his new wife and then crashed some 3rd cousins' house for late night playing. (Beth is hilarious, you really should read her blog...)

And finally, the boys "learning" how to play Spill the Beans with Grandma and Grandpa.  We didn't get to hang out with too many other friends as there were sicknesses going around, but it was a good week with the fam!

Hope you enjoyed all the pictures... It was a lot for one post, but I didn't want to stretch this out to a third as I have other things to show you this week... :)

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