We recently started staying home for Christmas since the kids are older and can remember having Christmas morning in our own house. Ed made a delicious breakfast casserole this year. We always have the kids open their stockings first. Then we had Oliver play Santa and hand out the gifts. Everyone watches as each person opens their gift. This tends to stretch out the excitement and fun more!
2010 Christmas Tree
Eden and Oliver
Ollie scoping out some gifts to hand out...
I got Ollie some marbles and a marble mat online that he loved. One of my favorites was one that was painted to look like the Earth. We've been playing marbles a lot lately... usually around 3 am as neither one of us can sleep!!
It looks like this box of cars should be a baseball glove... hence the sporty pose. Jaren LOVES matchbox cars and thinks each and every one he finds are his!
An Air Hog motorcycle -- The big guy came through for him!
Eden LOVES her blue camera!
This year I started taking pictures of the kids and the stuff they got each year. My mom used to do that for us and I love to see the stuff that was popular each year!
Oliver - age 9
Oliver - age 9
Eden - age 8
Jaren's loot minus Jaren, age 3 1/2
Jaren playing with the 'Boom-whackers' from West Music.
Aunt Jamie, Uncle Danny and Carson all came over to rock it out with Rock Band on the Wii.
Finny, age 1, and Uncle Danny. I LOVE this picture!
Christmas afternoon at Ed's parents house
Finny and Ed
Ollie and his 'pieces of eight'!
Finn and Grandpa Palmer
Love this picture of Carson and his little Buddha belly!
Bear examining Carson's present!
Jare was tickling Carson. They have lots of fun playing together!
Jaren petting Buddy. I'm surprised he's not growling and bearing his teeth in this picture! It took me 8 years to get that dog to stop harassing me! :O)