Monday, January 9, 2012

Still talking about Christmas...

When we last left off discussing Christmas day. The boys had come home for a nap. Actually if I am honest Mom feel asleep too. When we got up we headed over to Grandma Alice's to hand with the crew. It is always so nice to see my nephews and in-laws, and the boys really love to play together. It seems Zach always needs to sit next to Jason at dinner, because I swear I have pictures of this same scene for the last three Christmases:

Matt was so excited about the presents that he may or may not have tried to unwrap them all, even other people's, but he was equally excited to look up to his big cousins Jay and Grant.
The boys spent most of the time playing with each other. Of course their was some wrestling, and a whole lot of laughing:And after everyone has stuffed themselves full, Matt went into the kitchen and asked Grandma if he could open presents. The boys were spoiled once again. Once they hadn't received from Santa or earlier in the day, they received from Grandma Alice, and their aunts,uncles and cousins. At this point we now officially own all the toys in ToysRUs. They had a great time opening their gifts:And discussing what they were going to play with first:

Zach ripped into the Scooby Doo toys Aunt Lisa spoiled the boys with and hasn't stopped playing with them since:Seriously, my sons are so lucky to have the grandparents they do, and the Aunts and Uncles they do, and their awesome cousins. It was a wonderful early evening, and we were all sad to leave, but we had one more stop that we had to make that day.

We headed to my parent's annual X-Mas party. This event has been going on Christmas day since 1989. It is always a huge event with both sides of my extended family coming together to celebrate. The kids love it because their are over 20 of them, and the parents love it because we all remember the Christmas' we spent as those kids running together.

Wayne was happy to get the party started right with a little Grey Goose punch:

Zach was thrilled to get back to wrestling with his cousins:I was really excited to try some of my sister's gorgeously decorated Christmas cookies she made:

The boys however were more interested in playing with the kids:

Matt did take a break to entertain some guests with his piano playing skills:

And we did try to take a family picture:

The evening ended with a near disaster as one guest accidentally broke the nearly 12 foot Christmas tree. But with some quick thinking and some rope the party went on, and from what I heard well into the morning.

We on the other hand we're tucked in bed by 11 p.m. that night. It had been a long, fun, and memorable Christmas!

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