He looks like he's reading the back of the video to decide if it's interesting enough. Aidan loved the new truck from Mimi and Grandpa! Caleb opening ANOTHER gift from Mimi and Grandpa. He said, "Mimi & Grandpa sure did send us a bunch of gifts!" He's just a LITTLE spoiled by his grandparents.
This Christmas, instead of traveling to Oklahoma, we decided to stay home so that we could start some of our own Christmas traditions with the boys. Although we missed seeing all of our extended families (and the snow!) we had a wonderful, lazy Christmas at home. The boys opened their gifts from Santa, as well as gifts from Chris and I and Mimi and Grandpa. We ate a late breakfast and stayed in our p.j.'s for hours. And because no one was particularly interested in another turkey and stuffing meal (we just did that at Thanksgiving) we went out to dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, Tokyo Waco. What a great day! Here are a few of the pictures from early that morning.
The night before last we did our Christmas with Nana & Papa. We opened presents and then went out to dinner. Now that's my kind of Christmas-no dirty dishes! Poor Carolyn (Nana) was under the weather because my kids always seem to get sick before family comes out and then they pass it along to our guests. Thank goodness it's the grandparents that get it, otherwise anyone else might never come back!
Last weekend was Chris' office holiday party. It was at a restaurant in Venice and the food was wonderful. Chris has been at this law firm for a year and we feel blessed every day for this job. The people are wonderful and Chris truly enjoys going to work.
Chris' dad took these pictures before we left. It's been a long time since we've both been dressed up and out to dinner together. Lots of fun!
Two weeks ago, my in-laws came to visit and we had a great time. We took them and the kids to the Huntington Gardens, had our Christmas with them, went out to dinner and visited non-stop. Chris and I also had his office Christmas party to attend and so it worked out perfectly that they were here to stay with the boys. We had a very busy two weeks, but we were sad to see them go home.
The pictures in this post are from the Huntington. It was a soggy day, but the boys had a blast anyways. I wish I'd been able to get more pictures of the gardens. It is truly a beautiful, peaceful place. However, I had a 19 month old to chase, so I got the few pictures that I could.