Thursday, January 3, 2008

Christmas! All of them...

Well I know that I am really late at posting this but we had some time constraint and so now here is Christmas Photos and stuff....
Christmas at the Brumfield's ( Mindy's cousin's on her mom's side)
This Christmas was held on Dec 21st so we could all be there. We had a blast, the kids played all day long and loved all the toys they got! Chris and Christy have this one room in the house that is the play room and its just a cement room that has all kinds of goals and sports equipment and the kids could draw on the walls. It was great. I want one of these rooms!
Xander was a little overwhelmed but we did get him to open one present, then he ran. Izzy and DImon on the other hand were all to eager to open every one's gift for them. I think the best one was from Aunt Eleanor, she wrapped one of Izzy's gifts ( a pillow/muff lion) in a vodka box that has this weird looking I-Robot kind of thing on the front and we couldn't convice Izzy to open it because she thought the box picture was what it was. To funny! We love going North to see the family. And plus everyone really enjoys getting together and seeing how much everyone has grown.
Izzy is the only girl on this side ( in this age group)
and so she struggles to keep up with Liam and Clay who are near 10, (they were mine and Andy's ringbearers), and Ethan who I think is 7. (Sorry Ethan I can't remember!) But she does pretty good, she can definelty give them a run for their money on most things. Izzy's favorite gift was a pink guitar, Chris at one point came running into the house asking for a camera b/c she was rockin and playing in the yard. By the time we got there she had quit. Xan'der's favorite is a little lamp that has LIghtning McQueen, from cars on it. And Dimon's is his little musical farm taht lts him change the animals and mix and match and sing to him. He just loves it! Drives us all crazy because we are constanly steeping on animal parts, but it is really cute to watch him dance as he carries it around the house.

Above- Ethan, Liam, Clay Izzy
Below- Lindsay then Ethan

Izzy after the scary box and found the lion!

Christmas Eve- at Grandma Pete's house (Great Grandma Pete to the kids, Larry's Mom)
This side of the family is my dad's side and they are all a little laid back. This year there weren't as many of us and so it was kinda small. Really unusual, since I have 30+ people on this side, but we have fun none the less.

(<- Aunt Jane & Uncle Wayne above is Aunt Bev)

We had a good time. Because the family is bigger on this side we only buy for one person, Grandma (which we are told not to do, but we all do anyway.), and for our kids.
Just a side note here, My Grandma Pete is the most AWESOME person ever! She will be 93 this year and she still plays with all the little kids. She works and drives, and not the typical old lady driving. She can haul! But she is the best Grandma ever!
Anyway, Xan's best toy of the night was his slinky. Did you know that the box on a slinky has instructions! Who does not know how to work a slinky, but apperntly there are people who have no idea as to how to work a slinky! The world never ceases to amaze me. Izzy's favorite was a set of puzzle blocks that make all kinds of different designs. At the moment I can not remember what Dimon liked the best.

We had fun watching everyone unwrap their gifts. Here are some more pics from that night... above is Xander and Grandma Pete.
<-Uncle Kenny and Sue,

Below is Drew, Aunt Carol & Xan

Then came Christmas Morning! This is the kids walking pout and finding all that Santa has brought. Remember this is at Larry and Marie's house, thus all the room and presents... and thats out story and we're sticking to it!

Then Christmas Day (Eve) With Dave, Lillian, and Uncle Bruce and Nana, Papa and Uncle Ryan

This is Bruce unwrapping his movie, which we put in a lovely Victoria Secret's bag. THen Dave and Lil unwrappng thier T-Shirts. Lil's said "Do you want to speak to the Dr, or the Nurse who knows what is going on?" and Dave's had a bunch of little toads on it that said "Toadal Chaos"
And Dimon taking everything in stride. Gotta have that bottle, its been a long long day! Then there is Xan and Nana opening Xan's toolbox full of toys and fun prizes. Then there is Uncle Bruce attacking, or Xander attacking, Not real sure who won that battle. But someone did and Bruce said that his back was much better. Xan is a very good chiropracter I guess.

And we get to do it all again on the 26th with our 5th Christmas!
<-Amanda, Andy's cousin, and Dimon

Paul, Andy's cousin. Being attacked by Isabelle=>
This Christmas was held at Nanny's house. nanny is Andy's paternal grandmother. (Dave's mom) Its is a really nice little condo that is so not kid proof. We jokingly call it the glass house. Because there is crystal and glass and vases and just all kinds of fragile things that are within munchikin reach. Which you can imagine does not always end well. But we had fun. Izzy's highlight was trying to kill Paul. He was really great, he jumped and played and wrestled with her. It was cute to watch.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Uncle Bruce signing in...
Yes Xander is a GREAT chiropractor! As anyone with pinched nerves can attest... yje right moves bring relief and the wrong ones bring agony! Xander only brings peace (although you really have to look for and be open to his version of it!It was WONDERFUL having Christmas with my"Indiana" family and being home over Christmas for the first time in 40+ (ahem) years!
Happy 2008 'Ya'll'
Unka Boose

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