Monday, October 24, 2011

Merry Christmas...kinda...

What happens when Big Papa and Umma leave our hometown for warmer fields during the PNW winters? October!

Alexander hasn't even received his Halloween costume and he's already received Christmas presents. Oh, you want a sneak peek to the Halloween costume? Auntie Kimmie has it at her house but here ya go...

Super cute, right?
At least he isn't a conductor...again.

"Christmas" started with Alexander putting together a puzzle, Daddy surfing for Christmas music, and Mommy pushing photos.

Alexander is the master of all things part-ay so he kept insisting that we open presents before dinner. We compromised and told him "before dinner" could be Christmas Eve and he could open one present. Naturally, we chose one from us.

Man, this kid looks like his dad.

Hmmm...what could it be?

Under the Sea Dinosaur Train!

Dinner came and went, more cocktails were drunk and soon we found ourselves opening even more presents. Even Auntie Liz, Uncle Jeff, Mary and David got in on our Christmas fun. We were quite surprised and very pleased to see gifts from them.

Like this uber-cool Butterfly Habitat.

And Mommy's favorite gift of a giant picture frame that holds wallet sized school pictures from kindergarten to 12th grade.

Love. It.

Daddy opened a gift Umma and Big Papa found months ago at a garage sale.
A marshmellow shooter!

After being hit in the cheek, I can attest the thing hurts.
Kinda like that time Eric was riding the lawn mower and it shot a rock into my face.

You'd think the guy would have learned his lesson, right?

Umma liked her gifts, too.
A new scarf.

And a LED lantern.

Clearly, she's SUPER excited about the lantern.

Alexander helped Papa open his presents - a couple of long sleeved shirts for Arizona...which makes perfect sense for 80 degree weather, right?

I just got shot with a marshmellow as I sit here, updating the blog.
According to the boys, Christmas before Halloween is awesome.

After being shot at a dozen times tonight, I'm not entirely sure I agree.

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