On Thanksgiving night, the kids got to decorate their own tree for our early Christmas celebration the next morning. We came up with our own decorations and even made a bunch out of some of the fall leaves that were still around! We thought it was beautiful, and it made our early Christmas feel real!
On “Christmas morning”, there were tons of gifts under the tree, and we were so excited to give our gifts to our cousins!
Uncle Ryan helped Ben open all of his presents and his favorite was his new “Little Blue Truck” book from Mor-Mor!
Alayna definitely got the prize for the most excited and gracious gift receiver this year! She was especially excited about getting her very own “brown” Baby Alive!
Mor-Mor LOVED her Shutterfly book from our summer trip together!
Abby wasn’t too sure what her gift from Mor-Mor was…
…until she opened up the Mario game and realized it was her very own Nintendo DS! I don’t know who was more excited… Abby or Daddy!
Emily got her own game system too, and now we can play each other! She LOVES her Lalaloopsy game!
As you can see, everyone enjoyed playing them!
Ben DEFINITELY showed some favoritism this year with Uncle Ryan… he couldn’t get enough of him! All he wanted to do was cuddle with and hug him, and even fussed if someone else tried to take him! They were best buddies!
He even showed off his new standing skills for Uncle Ryan! He can stand for up to 10 seconds on his own now!
Bye buddy… I’ll miss you, but we’ll chat on the phone!