Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Day

We went to my mil and fil's house for breakfast and opened more presents. Here is Gabriel looking so cool with his rubber alligator...

Brandon had the privelge of passing the presents out so of course the children crowded him - for while there I was afraid for his safety!

Nana and Soso went a little bit bananas (though very much appreciated bananas) - Gabriel got a bike, Ethan and Sofia got scooters and Maddox got a trike. Wow! That's a lot of wheels. This is the Lightening McQueen bike Target had on display all season and Gabriel wanted so very badly...

So he "helped" his dad put it together.
Ethan really enjoyed wearing Sofia's Dora the Explorer helmet.

I sound like such a tard on video.

In the evening, we fried a turkey (yay!) and returned for a fancy French course meal. I really can't describe it -it was the mastermind of my mil, fil and our friends, the Cantway's who joined us. We had so much fun!

While we were waiting to get started Lee and Maddox did part of what I affectionately refer to as their "circus act."

Gabriel and Hayley took a break between courses to shoot each other.

At the end of the night I realized that I had no pictures of me and / or Brandon with our kids. So, I snagged this one.

Then I taught Maddox (age 21 months) how to use my camera. He did a good job, don't you think?