So, it probably goes without saying but when you have a three & four year old Christmas ROCKS!!! Their excitment, the build up, the enthusiasm for each days activities, it's the best.... of course which makes me so sad when Christmas is over, but we squeezed every ounce of Christmas joy outta Christmas 2011!
I LOVE Quinn's expression here! He & Judah got his "man in the house" that he had been asking for from their Abuela & Abuelo!
And they LOOOOOVE it!
And Santa hit a home run with their trampoline! They could jump in that thing for hours. Yesterday they jumped for over 6 hours between three different playtimes outside. Can you even fathom having the energy to jump on a trampoline for 6 hours? Man, must be nice.
But the BEST gift, is the gift of family. We never take for granted our family members that live close enough that we can celebrate & love on for the big holidays and the normal days too....
Gotta love Dean's slibba slobba here about to shower his "Uncle G"
These cousins LOVE each other so much. They are just inseperable!
Papa reading the Christmas story out of the Bible and the boys sitting so nicely to listen....
Then more presents!
Quinn & Judah got some awesome new wheels!
I think this big wheel is sturdy enough to hold me! When I'm not pregnant anymore I'm going to ride everywhere on it. ;)
If it has anything to do with race cars, you know Judah is in Heaven...
I love these little monkeys. What great memories. I remember the fun bath times at my Grandparents house!
I have the best family in the world for entertaining and loving on the kids, what a blessing. There truly is no better gift than people loving on your kids and making them feel special.
And of course the sadness that comes along with saying "good bye" to your besties waaaay too soon. :(
But the best thing was, is more awesome family kept coming for the few days around Christmas! Julie & Firoze & boys came in late Christmas Eve, Ivan, Kat and Carla celebrated with us on Christmas and then Rebecca & Will came in town the day after Christmas....
We hit up the James Island County Park lights - roasted marshmallows. YUMMMM.
And thank God lots of family to help corral Judah & Quinn on the lighted walk because I had been having very painful contractions for three days straight at this point!
We have so much to celebrate this year!
You have to watch the boys around my family. We show love in food & treats. Had I not kept an eye out, they probably would've been fed ten marshmallows each! Lol.
As the merry go round cranked up, I had horrible thought in my head like "oh no, maybe almost 9 month pregnant women shouldn't ride this" and had this image of me going into labor on the thing or spewing like the exorcist child all over the kids on their horses... but thankfully nothing happened. :)
It's always a treat when Uncle Will & Aunt Rebecca come becaus Will chases the kids non stop and lets them play with his iPad games... also, Judah's new thing is "what is ____ made of" and I'm not very scientific and I hate to steer Judah wrong, so when he says what is a rock made of, I'm like uggghhhhhh... sedimentary material, dust, dirt (???) but when he asks Will, he knows the technical answers for stuff, like how light bulbs work and pistons/engines work and takes the time to explain.. Judah remembered everything he said too!
Now, I've realized that of all of my blessings, one of my family's biggest blessings is that we are just so darn gorgeous... I've included several of our "modeling" photos we took over the holiday just in case Scouted happens across my blog and needs some new models.... Enjoy!
It's almost 2012!! What what!! Have an awesome New Years!