We got to have a very special Christmas for 2013. Grandma and Grandpa were brave enough to face holiday traveling and got to escape from the cold and the snow to come have a San Diego Christmas with us. The kids were beyond excited to have them come and enjoy the holiday with us. There is something so magical about Christmas. The cheery spirits, the excitement, the tradition, the giving, the magic of it all. And we were so grateful that Grandma and Grandpa got to come and be part of that with our family that year.
The kids opened up their one gift on Christmas Eve....Pajamas and slippers for everyone.
And we grabbed one last picture under our tree. I just love those smiley faces....
And once everyone was sound asleep, Santa came.
And apparently the kids made the good list. Makenna got upgraded to a "Big Bike" equipped with a kick stand and a hand brake. She was definitely ready for the upgrade! And Conner graduated from his balance bike to his big boy bike with training wheels, which is good considering he was always trying to steal his brothers!
Kellen boy hit the jackpot and got a Razor big wheel that he had had his eye on for awhile. He was a little worried that Santa might not bring it to him because it said for ages 6+, but I guess Santa knew that he was skilled enough to handle it!
"How does he do that??"
This boy cracks me up.....Sooooo his fathers son. While you watch Makenna and Conner go through their stocking, they are just dumping and digging through and checking everything out at once. And then there is Kellen, taking his time looking at everything one at a time and putting it in an orderly fashion. I love this kid and just love the great differences in them all. It is was keeps things interesting and fun.
Grandma and Grandpa got soiled with some gifts as well. See's candy, perfume, wood tools, etc.
Conner is getting so big. He was excited for all his new big boy toys.
Carys just soaked up the excitement and fun and joined right in with the celebrating.
The boys with their haul.
The happy little ladies.