Monday, February 1, 2010

2009 Holidays part 2

We started our Christmas Eve at Bob's Aunt Jane's house where we normally spend it. It was wonderful company and delicious food... as always! Bob and Cesley have the same hilarious sense of humor when I get out the camera. Sheesh!

Special time with Grandpa Pat... "He'll give us anything!"

Grandma Henry is a special lady and I'll be the first to admit that I could never compare ;)
Hayden and Laney hugging on Uncle Bob
Aunt Mare bonded with Hayden on this trip, and they are now life long friends!
My kids sure warm up to the people that spoil them!
We headed over to Grandpa Walker's house in the evening and got a special visit from Santa. The kids were very surprised and excited to see him... except for Mason who just wanted him to put him back down! My favorite part was spending time with my nieces and nephews. It was a wonderful blessing to have my sister and her family in town, and to have everyone get together at the same time. We really have gotten close in our old age! That Santa sure looks familiar... hey where did Dad go?!

♥me 'n' my bro♥


I got the special privilege this year of buying the girls their Christmas Eve jammies. After searching high and low and recruiting Bob to help me search we found these perfect storybook pajamas that made me really appreciate having nieces to do this for!Christmas morning....waiting in the hall....excited to see what Santa brought.... listening for the door to open when Daddy gets home with Hayden so they can run out to see what he brought! An absolutely priceless moment....

The kids had such a fun morning. Eating an orange as they opened their loot in their stockings and spending time with Grandpa Pat and Grandma Sharla who joined us for gift opening. Aunt Cesley and Delaney came over too and it made the Henry family Christmas morning full of love and fun!
This helmet was the clue to what was waiting outside from Santa. The kids got their very own motorcycle this year!

Mason's big gift from Santa was a new toddler bed. He was so excited when Delaney showed him that he could jump on it!

Jaxin slept for most of the morning, but when he woke up he had his share of gifts too. He didn't know what was going on, but he was super excited to sit in the chair Aunt Cesley bought for him!

We ended our evening at Abuelita's house and spent time with my siblings and their families. Thank you for the wonderful tradition mom :) Jacob and Geri's family traded with our family this year and we got to exchange gifts. It was so much fun watching these girls open their gifts from us. I don't know who was more excited... Bob and I got a bit giddy! Geri made the boys amazing sacrament books to do at church and they absolutely LOVE them.... and so do I!

GERI AND ALIYAThis was the first time Jaxin got to meet his Aunt Ger- Bear!
Jarom and Jaxin: The beginning of a wonderful friendship!!
From the mouths of the Henry boys, "This was the best Christmas ever!!!"


Suzie-Q said...

Looks like you had so much fun with family! That is awesome that you got to see everybody!

Its All Good Ya'll said...

Thanks to Uncle Bob and Aunt Nina it was one of the best Christmases my kids have ever had! It was so much fun being home this year! I loved being involved in all the hustle and bustle but there just wasn't enough time. I really missed being able to come over and play cards with you guys. I love you guys so much!!!!

The Walkers said...

Marina, your kids make me laugh. You can just feel their excitement as they wait to go find what Santa brought! You and Bob are perfect examples of a great Aunt and Uncle. Love you!

Abuelita said...

My goodness - WHAT AN UPDATE!! ;-D I can't believe how tall Hayden is getting! They are all getting so big Marina...what a handsome family of boys you have! I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH!