Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Highlights of our Christmas weekend

Okay, I titled this "Highlights," and then I went a little nuts uploading photos, so forgive me...

Christmas Eve day, while the nana, mama and auntie did some last minute shopping and wrapping, Papa engaged the boys in a nice long game of Risk -- over hot chocolate, to keep up their strategizing energy, of course. (UberDad was busy with his measuring tape and table saw, and still is.)


As it turns out, I absolutely did not die from not having a finished kitchen for Christmas.  Imagine that.  ;)  And, thanks to the generous hospitality of my brother- and sister-in-law, neither did we have to eat take-out!

Instead, we had a delicious spread of homemade Mexican food -- three kinds of enchiladas, tacos and nachos. Everyone's plate looked different! (Though I was too busy eating to take pictures of the food.)

After dinner, some of the adults indulged in beverages, while the boys played a few sober games of chess...


Middlest amused himself with my camera, taking pictures of the dogs and his cousin...


Some gift-giving was in order, of course...

I'm not sure how our gracious hosts escaped the camera -- my only excuse is that I was too distracted by a raging sinus headache and, well, my sister-in-law's chocolate pie.

Then, early Christmas morning...



Eldest was up before anyone, as usual. He patiently waited for the rest of us to greet the sun. Scott's mom was up next, then Scott. My parents brought over coffee and scones; my sister brought more presents.


My sister and Middlest opened their stockings while we waited for the last sleepyhead.


And the Littlest slept on...


And, here we go!


Do you think we get a little too happy about presents??

Then it was time to play...


RC cars, Legos, more Risk, and a few dozen rounds of Uno before dinner...

 
It was a very, merry Christmas.

8 comments:

Susan Reep said...

I just found your blog! I enjoyed seeing everyone in the photos. We had party crackers too and wore red crowns.

Mary P said...

In my family growing up, you could never have too much Risk :-) We still often have a game (including some of us grown-ups) when the whole family gets together. Bless you and your family.

sarah in the woods said...

Looks like a wonderful celebration. It's kind of funny to see someone playing Risk the right way. We used to do that, but now the boys just play war with the little guys.

chaz said...

I'm soooo glad you had a great Christmas and didn't die! :)
Love you

chaz said...

I'm soooo glad you had a great Christmas and didn't die! :)
Love you

Grandma Honey said...

I SO enjoyed seeing everyone through your pictures. Love the way you had your tree and stockings set up so pretty, and waiting for your boys.

mandi said...

Yes! So glad to hear that you survived! I was thinking about you that weekend, praying for your peace and for you to be able to enjoy.
I love the pics of your kids opening presents! they are so excited about everything!

SarahS said...

I LOVE the present faces! Too cute:) And that pic of your boys hugging- too precious!

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