Thursday, December 30, 2010

A White Christmas...ALMOST!

We loved that we got some beautiful snow on the day after Christmas.  It literally snowed all day at Nana's and Papa's and dumped about 12 inches.  It was the perfect snow that was soft and powdery and not too wet and cold.  The wind was blowing all day so that did make it a little cold.  We had listened to the weather advisory and packed Evan's snow clothes so we were prepared.  Of course, Mommy's snow pants don't fit her right now, but since the snow was powdery and pretty dry, her pants did not get wet and cold.  Mommy worked hard on a snowman, but Evan was too busy throwing snowballs to help much.  He's a stinker!

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A beautiful winter wonderland in the backyard.


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It looked so peaceful.


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We had a lot of space to play. 



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Heading out into the snow.


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Somebody is about to get this snowball!


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Helping Mommy roll the snowman's body.


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We loved making snowmen with Evan.


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Ready, Aim, Fire!


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I gotcha, Daddy!


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Mommy and Evan in the snow.


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Daddy and Evan.  Thank goodness Evan was wearing snow pants because he wanted to sit in the snow.


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Yum!  Snowcream is a Southern tradition!


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Up to his knees in snow!


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Making tracks!


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Snow Angel making time.


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His was perfect!


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Evan and his snowman.  Yes, it had cucumber eyes, a carrot nose, and bellpepper mouth...a health conscious snowman. 


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Mommy's pregnant snow woman.


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Evan put his arm around his snowman.


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Best friends forever!


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More snowcream.  We had to get our fill since we don't know when we will get more!

Video: Christmas Morning

Video:  Our tradition is to take a video of Evan (and our other children) going to see what they received from "Santa" on Christmas morning.  We always love the cute expressions Evan uses, and this year he was just so excited.  You will hear a lot of "Wows!" in this one.   

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas with our families

Spending time with family is such a special part of Christmas.  Every year, we head to Eddie's extended family's for Christmas lunch and some more present opening.  His family does the "Dirty Santa" game where we all bring a miscellaneous gift and draw names to see who gets to open first.  The next person can either take the first person's gift or get a new one to open.  It can get pretty nasty sometimes if the gifts are very desirable.  We also all give our gifts to Eddie's Grandpa.  He is very special to Evan as his only living Great-Grandfather.  Later, we open presents with Eddie's mother, sister, and immediate family.  Evan always gets great presents from Grandma.  This year, she gave him a big Bumblebee Transformer that does all kinds of cool tricks.  Later, we head to Sherry's parents' house to spend the night.  This year, we got snow on Christmas night so Evan awoke to a winter wonderland.  Evan's Uncle, Aunt, and cousins arrived to open presents that afternoon so we had another Christmas.  Between playing in the snow and opening presents, Evan was a very tired little boy by night time! 

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Evan and his cousin Lilly coloring together. 


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Evan helps Great-Grandpa open a present.


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Evan gets a present at Grandma's.


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A new book about outer space!


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Getting his new Bumblebee Transformer!


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Giving Grandma a special present.


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It's a sweet book all about Evan!


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Cuddling with Papa at his house!


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A Christmas visit from special friends, Mrs. Diana and Mr. Steve!


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Lots more presents at Nana's and Papa's!


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Nana starts opening the presents.


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Little cousin Reade gets a present.


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Reade is a pro at opening presents since he just had a birthday!


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Cousin Emma is an ALMOST teenager.  She got a new ipod from Santa, and Aunt Sherry even gave her some sparkly makeup!


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Astronaut Evan gets a new space shuttle from Uncle Paul and Aunt Jessica!


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Cousin Lanny is a Star Wars nut!


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Little Reade gets a big present.


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The kids all loved eating Jesus's birthday cake!  Yum, chocolate!


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All of the kids in the snow.  I had to get one picture!

Christmas at the Reeses

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Our Christmas Card ~ yes, the new addition is included! 


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It looks like Santa came!


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And Evan got everything he asked for...and more!


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About to release him to go down and see what Santa brought.  We had to "remind" him that it was Christmas and Santa came.  I wonder when he will start getting up at 5:00 a.m. to run downstairs and see what Santa brought?  And yes, I love Christmas pajamas!


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Showing Daddy his Batman helicopter!


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Opening a present. 


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This was his new Leapster game system.  He loved his dinosaur game alot!


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I love how sweet he looks opening his presents. 


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Checking out his new telescope. 


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Loving his new Bumblebee pillow pet.  He has waited so long for this one!


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And this is love!


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And last but not least...THE STOCKING!


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Still digging through his loot.  His favorite thing was a light sabre for him and Daddy!


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Reading a new dinosaur book with Mommy for his Tag.


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Breakfast time.  Sausage biscuits...Yum!

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