Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Some Pics of the Holidays!!!

The Christmas season has come and gone quicker than we could ever imagine. We kep telling ourselves it will fly by, so let's enjoy EVERY minute of it. We did just that. Mimi and Papa were here for the holidays. We feel very fortunate that they're able to spend the Christmas with us and share the excitement that we experience each year, especially now that Avery is getting older and a new baby coming.

Christmas morning - excited to see what Santa brought. Yes, Avery is enjoying a sucker at 7:30 Christmas morning while he realizes there is a John Deere Gator in our living room.

"Wow, this thing is cool.....let me test drive it in the house, shall I?"

The best shot of a "family photo". (The nerve of us to try and pull Avery away from the gifts)

Avery, Mimi and I enjoy lunch at Cha Cha Coconuts while Rico and Papa play ANOTHER round of golf.

New Years Eve. Daddy is working so Mimi and Papa take Avery and Mommy to dinner. Avery makes a great date.

Jadyn and Avery's Gift Exchange!!!

Another Christmas tradition.....BFFs exchange gifts. These 2 are like peas in a pod and watching them together whether it be riding bikes, sharing (or not sharing) bubbles, opening gifts or having lunch is truly hilarious and sweet all at the same time. Right before Christmas we get together with the Bresters for Christmas dinner and to open gifts. In past years, it has been the adults getting together, throwing back several cocktails and opening gag gifts from each other. As times have changed, we get together, have a nice meal, enjoy a cocktail or 2 and watch the kids open gifts. It has only gotten better (and more sober).

Quietly, shyly opening gifts timidly from one another........

"Wow, an easy bake oven. Can we bake NOW?"

"Avery, you are taking too long. Let me help you."

Avery still in awe over his silly bands......

Jadyn shows Avery his new Cars fun pack.
Oh what fun it is. However, it is approximately 2 weeks after Christmas and both kids are still asking for "more presents".