We started our Christmas the Sunday before Christmas with my side of the family at my sister, Marion's house!
I loved how Ayla was sitting on the stairs with my Dad!
Of course Aaron and Melissa were there!
One of me with my Momma!
My nephew, Cody! I think this is a great picture of him!
Ashlyn with Marion and my brother, Robert!
My niece Tara with her cute little Katelyn!
My uncle, Brent with his girlfriend, Traci! It was so nice to meet her!
My Honey and Ashlyn!
Ashlyn was having a hard night! LOL!
Our friend, Michelle and her daughter, Madi!
Madi, Michelle and Marion!
One of me and my sister, Marion!
We had a great Christmas with my family!
Ayla and Ashlyn both got Flashlight Friends from my parents and Stompeezs from my sister and her husband, Monty.
Ayla was so excited when we got home that night that she coordinated her pj's to match her Stompeez's! I had to take a picture! She also has her Flashlight Friend in her left arm!
Christmas Eve, we stayed home all day in our pj's!
I cooked a turkey dinner!
Ayla wrote a letter to Santa and hung it on the mantel facing the way Santa would be coming in. She said, "When Santa comes into our house he will say, "What the?!" She had us cracking up with this!
After dinner, we opened presents from each other!
We have the tradition of getting the kids new pj's to sleep in to wait for Santa!
Ashlyn in her bubble gum pj's!
Ayla in her cupcake pj's!
The girls decided to put on their Stompeezs!
We got the girls Glow Pets!
They wanted to pose with their Stompeezs, Flashlight Friends and their Glow Pets! I guess you could say they had a "Seen on TV" Christmas!
The next morning we woke up and Santa had come!
This year I hung our stockings on the banister. I think I will do this until all our kids are old enough not to pull the stockings down from the mantel and get hit in the head by the heavy stocking hook.
Ashlyn opened a few presents but then got board of it!
Ayla of course didn't get board at all and had loads of fun opening all their gifts!
Ayla's main present that she asked Santa for was "Zoomer" the robotic dog!
He is really cute! He acts like a real dog and does tricks on command.
This is how Ashlyn spent the morning, walking in her new high-heels (she loves shoes) pushing around her new stroller with her new little Cabage Patch doll! Both of the girls got Happy Hamsters. You can see them in the picture. They are robotic and move around the floor in their balls.
Ashlyn's big present from Santa was a slide!!
Of course Ayla loves the slide too!
Ashy loves it!
Not hands Mom!
On Christmas day, we went over to Kurt's parents house to spend the day with his side of the family!
The kids read the story, "When he Comes Again." in honor of Kurt's Mother! We read this every year with her as a family during our family Christmas party! So we are carrying on tradition, thanks to my sister-in-law, Suz who put this Christmas party together!
We opened gifts and this is where all the kids got the quilts and pillows I made them!
Kurt made my day, by playing with his quilt and large Shark we got him!
Moments like this make all the hard work worth it!
Suz had the kids make sugar cookies and decorate them!
Kurt is such a cute kid!
Ayla with her black mouth!
She had so much black frosting on both her cookies!
Ashlyn loved laying in Kurt's quilt...
and in Morgannes!
I love how she is pretending to yawn in both pictures!
And as for my girl's quilts and pillows, they love them!
This is exactly what I had in mind, for them to use them while watch movies!
We really had a wonderful Christmas!
I loved spending time with both sides of the family! Christmas just doesn't get any better than that!