Monday, January 3, 2011

Christmas 2010

Christmas morning brings another set of traditions! Each morning, we celebrate Christmas at our respective homes (ours, Mom and Dad's, the Stones) to see what Santa brought! This year was especially fun for two reasons: 1) Sean really got into it this year, 2) Nathan didn't sleep through the whole thing! Normally Jamie and I don't exchange gifts (just very, very small things under the tree... everyone needs something to open), but I must have been a VERY good girl this year. Santa brought me an iPad!!! I was SO shocked and very pleased! Needless to say, between my husband and two boys (don't let their ages fool you), I haven't been able to play on it too much. ;-) The boys loved their presents, although Nathan was done after the first one (too many distractions with his current toys in the same room).

After we get cleaned up, we head over to Mom and Dad's. The tradition there is stockings first (from Santa) and then some snacking/brunch before presents! A couple of years ago, Mom actually invested in matching stockings since our mismatched childhood stockings had seen better days. Aren't they beautiful?

The cousins - take 2! Excuse the laundry basket... it's the only way we could get Nathan to stay still!


Heather, TJ, Brock, and Jillian said...

WOW! You must have been a VERY good girl! And the stockings are soooo cute!!!!

Keeping up with the Jones' said...

Okay, so funny thing! 1) We had the same wrapping paper this year (the blue with snowmans and HO HO Ho red and green), and my mom has matching stockings for the entire family at her house too!