On the 26th, we celebrated Christmas with the Weis family! We arrived early and were treated to a delicious brunch of pecan rolls and breakfast casserole! Evan was super excited to get to the gifts ;)
We were so blessed by our family with so many wonderful gifts both for us and the kids. One of the highlights was this cool bike that Evan got from my parents. It's like a big wheel, but it can spin out and do 360's. He was squealing in the basement riding it around!
Jen and Chad made Ainsley an adorable dress up kit. They re-did an old suitcase and filled it with fun stuff. As you can see, she loved it!
Evan also really liked his shooting game, just like Chad had when he was little..
Here we are in an intense game of Qwirkle:
We stayed the whole day and played, talked and hung out! It was so much fun. An awesome day with great memories. Of course, no Weis Christmas would be complete without a wrapping paper fight ending with Evan in the trash bag :)
Monday, December 27, 2010
We had a wonderful Christmas (so far) this year! Doug and I felt so blessed this year by our family and our two awesome kids. I have to say, watching Evan this year has to be one of the biggest joys. He loved all his presents, and made sure to say thank you after opening each one. (Seriously, it was too sweet.)
Here was our tree, all set for the kids:
A slept in until 6:30 and Evan was up at 7 and they were super excited to see what was under the tree!
We rushed downstairs and Evan and Ainsley each opened up their first present. A few weeks ago, Evan had bought us presents while staying at my parents house. He was so excited to give them to us that on Christmas morning, that after only opening one of his, he wanted us to open our gifts from him.
After a few presents, Evan spotted a big blanket hidden behind the tree. It was his one big wish from Santa - a doggie he could sit on. He hasn't stopped playing with it and has taken it with us everywhere since.
Ainsley has been super sweet as well. She got two different dollhouses, and hasn't stopped playing with them. She loves to play with the mommy, daddy, and babies. She likes to rock the little babies and put them to sleep under their blankets. It's too cute to watch.
After all the excitement of presents, we sat down to eat breakfast, but not before hearing the story of Christmas and singing Happy Birthday to Jesus with our cinnamon rolls.
What a wonderful Christmas. I hope I never forget it!
On Christmas Eve, we all went to my Aunt Diane's to celebrate with the Chandler side. We had a great time! After a yummy dinner, we first started off with family pictures, complete with 6 dueling cameras... (while explains why we are all looking in different directions) :)
The whole "Weis" family:
Our family: The cousins (plus a few, minus a few):
We then sang Christmas carols with Evan leading us on the guitar:
We exchanged gifts and the kids got some really fun stuff from my Aunts! We wrapped up the night with our annual white elephant exchange - which I think Evan was more excited about then anything.
We got home around 9 and Ainsley was out. Evan has some work to do however.. setting out the milk, cookies, and carrots for Santa and sprinkling the reindeer food (oats and glitter) outside! He even decided to sprinkle it on the walk so he could check and see if they ate it the next day. We finally got him to sleep around 10.. although while snuggling with him, he just kept telling me he couldn't wait for tomorrow.. I had to agree :)