Sunday, January 4, 2009

Christmas 2008

We had such a great Christmas this year. All three boys really got into the whole experience. As with all little kids, it's hard to get them to think about anything but the presents Santa will give them. As a family, we decided to collect old hats, coats, gloves, etc.. and donated them to the local women's shelter and homeless shelter. They really enjoyed this and they got a taste of the giving part of Christmas.

If you notice in one of the pictures, only Carter and Landan would sit on Santa's lap. Kaleb decided this year that he was too big to do that sort of thing. I think his exact words were, "he's only Santa's helper so why should I even bother." Charming right.

On Christmas Eve Kaleb thinks he fell asleep somewhere around 1am and then woke up at 5:15am. We made him lay back down until 6:15am but by that time they were all awake so we began the madness. By 6:30am, we were all done. Isn't it amazing how fast little kids can open their presents. I think my favorite part was watching them get so excited over every little thing, even clothes. Now I just have to gear up for next year.


Karyn said...

I love that Jake has a camera around his neck while you are taking his pic. How many cameras did you guys have out?

keri and taylor said...

Time to update!!! :)

Angela Baird said...

Wow...check out those HUGE wrapped gifts next to the tree! Nice job! 4 wheelers? Awesome! PS, I started reading the next post down and about had a heart attack! PREGNANT? Oh,'s from '08! Phew! Your boys are awesome! Tell Jake hi!

Angela Baird said...

Ahhh...and Christmas was last year, too! Wow...time to update Kimmy...oh wait, you have 4 kids! Know how that goes!

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