Monday, January 3, 2011

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!

We spent Christmas Eve and Christmas day with Honey, Papa, Wendi, Nick and the Junod kids. Here is Papa in "heaven" with four of his five babies at the Christmas Eve service at our church. (Graham's wiggles wouldn't make it through the service, so he stayed in the nursery.)
The Watkins Fam
I don't have pictures, but Christmas Eve night we started a tradition a few years ago of having a fish fry. Papa fried lots of yummy fish, french fries and hushpuppies! Mmmm! Later, Papa read the real Christmas story from Luke while little ones listened/ had ants in their pants! Then the kids got the cookies and milk ready for Santa and left some food for the reindeer in the front yard. They headed to bed and Santa got to work.

The next morning here they came looking a little bed-headish.
AL checking out her Pinkalicious doll and tricycle!
Kids and their loot.
G helping AL get started on the trike.

So fired up about his firetruck!
She rode and rode and rode!
The little bits.
Getting warmed up for her turn.
Stocking time.
Everyone shared their new toys!
Our great Aunt Rosie joined us for presents and Christmas lunch. Love her so much!!
H&P and their pride and joy.
Present time! More bows!
The boys got new boots!
Aunt Rosie gave all of the kids pillow pets and they decided to try them out.

The cutest little sparkle pink Toms from Aunt Sissy!
Batman and Spiderman!
Unveiling of the big gift from H&P for Anna Lou!
Of course, she loved her new "jeep" as she calls it!
The babies got plenty of new fun things including these cute little wagons.
Honey fixed a wonderful Christmas lunch that I dont have pictures of:(.
Then the kids napped (and maybe a few adults). Christmas night we got the fire pit going for some hotdogs and smores. It was chilly outside!
The cold didn't seem to bother these two!

Getting dessert ready!
Time for Smores! Or just plain marshmallows!
AL and Aunt Sissy
They were kinda messy.
Time for baths with some foam soap.
Brooks DS from Santa was a big hit. I think these two had no idea what he was doing, but they sure enjoyed watching! (I know there are so many exclamations in this post!!!!!:) But everything really was so exciting! Kids at Christmas is the BEST!!)
A few nights later everyone came to our house for dinner. Little Georgia wanted to be with the big kids.
It was such a blessing to have Wendi, Nick, Brooks, Barrett and Georgia here from Doha for Christmas! We tried to soak up every minute we had with them!! The kids had a blast together and of course the adults too! Honey and Papa were amazing as always cooking, cleaning, holding, entertaining, hugging and loving on us and our kids!

1 comment:

Sharon said...

So awesome with all the cousins!!! Wish we could all be together! Your kiddos are so stinkin cute. I still think G and W favor a lot!