Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Merry Christmas!

The kids woke up Christmas morning to find a note from Gary attached to the red ribbon at the top of the stairs.  Santa Claus had come!!

We were all excited to see the presents under the tree!

Duncan jumped right on the piano that Santa had brought for the kids.

And Elsie was excited to dig into her present from Santa!

Duncan was pretty excited to get a radio from Santa Claus!

Stocking time!!

Once Isaac woke up, we took a break to have some eggs, bacon, and bagels!

Elsie and Duncan enjoyed "helping" Isaac open and play with his toys!

"Look Isaac!"

Then we got to talk with the Bullard side of the family on the computer!

The kids quickly got distracted by that and finished opening their presents!  New beads for Elsie.

And a new musical instrument for Duncan.

An adorable Isaac in one of Duncan's presents!

And a saxoflute for for both of them!

Once we cleaned up the crazy mess, it was time to enjoy our new toys.  Elsie and Daddy had a lot of fun working together on Elsie's first "little Lego" set.  I was shocked at how little some of those legos are!!

After naps, we got dressed up for fancy dinner in our dining room - beef tenderloin with garlic mashed potatoes and broccoli.

And of course some yummy fudge and cookies for dessert!

We had a wonderful Christmas!!  The day after Christmas, we packed up and headed to Grandma's and Grandpa's house for a few days.  We enjoyed some warmer weather, scavenger hunts, delicious food, and great family time.  J-Ma and Papa Pete joined us in Elmhurst for New Years.  We hosted a small party on New Years Eve for a few other families, and then enjoyed a yummy prime rib dinner on New Years Day.

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