Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
He looked at his cup.
And jammed his hand right down into it and threw it with one quick motion.
The next morning we awoke to find that Santa indeed had come (he even left a hand-signed note to apologize for the reindeer who puked on Mommy Tara's car...no joke...it was there! Jordyn and Kristina couldn't believe it!). We then opened all of our stocking goodies and our presents.
Griffin got lots of books for Christmas, which he just loves! Ooooh...Mommy! A tractor!
Hey Daddy...whatcha doin'?
Just chillin' with my Mommy.
Griffin had to make his appearance as one of Santa's honorary reindeer (Aunt Mandy and Aunt Cindy BOTH gave him one of these outfits). Too cute!!
Here is Grandma with all of her Grandkids. Aren't we cute?
Uncle George loves to read and play with me.
Cousin Jordyn & Griffin.
Cousin Kristina & Griff.
We then went out to Meme & Pops' for the rest of the day. It was such a fun day filled with family time, presents, cousins, love, playing, games, and eating. We feel so blessed to have such a wonderful family and to live a life which allows us to enjoy and celebrate as we do. Mitch had Christmas off this year, which was sooo great to have Daddy there. With Griffin being just over a year old, he really didn't grasp the concept of Christmas and gifts. Just as any child his age would do, he was more interested in the wrapping paper and the box that things came in rather than what was actually inside. His cousin Gracie got a big doll house, and Griff probably liked that present most of all. The above video is a really cute demonstration of the misunderstandings between one-year-old and two-year-old cousins. When Griff likes someone he will pat them repetitively with his hand as if to say "Nice Mommy", for example. Well, his cousin Ryker felt that this tapping was anything less than positive and chose to retaliate. Aaahhh..Christmas memories! :)
Our family. Nothing but love here.
Meme and Pops with their grandkids (with Elliot watching from above and Marleigh Elliot waiting patiently in Aunt Lexie's tummy)
Opening presents with Pops.We underestimated the difficulty of taking a picture with 4 kids under 4 years of age. This is Griffin with cousins Gracie and Ryker in their new jammies from Great Aunt Mickey. This pic really doesn't do justice to the drama which actually occurred!
Pre-cake. Cute and clean.
Hmmm...what should I do with this?
Maybe I will try just a small bite!
Hey...this stuff is goooood!Post-cake face. Cute and MESSY!