Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Christmas 2010

My first blog back. It has taken me a week to finish downloading these pictures and writing this! You see, that is why my 2011 resolution is to only do one post a month! So here it is, Christmas 2010.

We had 4 Christmas celebrations. The first one on the 23rd with my mom and Tim, the second with just us 4 Christmas morning, the third at Steve's parents Christmas day/night and the fourth with Steve's mom's side of the family on the 26th. Whew...it was a whirlwind and here's what it looked like.

Burlington Mall Santa pictures 2010.....wait for it....
HO HO HO...wait for it...
there it is...the best Santa picture to date! I love it!

The LIVE tree. We have started getting live trees every year and planting them on our property. I DISLIKE decorating Christmas trees...
....so this year we started a new tradition. Lights, train around the bottom and the cards people send us on the tree. That's it!!

Round 1: Dec. 23rd-Mom & Tim Christmas
I just love this dress...she looks so grown up. Sniff Sniff...
My mom told them to grab a seat and we'd start opening presents, so they both went and grabbed their chairs!


Ok, ok...I know the pictures of Harper in her Santa hat are over kill, but she was so cute!

MINNIE MOUSE!! Her favorite!
looking at all of the awesome pictures Xavier took with his new digital camera
Her trike!
Making sugar cookies Christmas Eve. Steve had to work so my mom came over to "help!" ;-)

This picture sums up the whole month of December! What you don't see is the smoke alarm, aka the Santa Cam, above them that they are looking at. Santa is ALWAYS watching. We managed to convince Xavier that every smoke alarm was a Santa Cam, so wherever we went Santa was watching. I also put a picture of Santa on my phone so when Steve would call the picture would come up. If Xavier was not behaving, Steve (Santa), would call my phone and I would talk to Santa about Xavier! I think it was brilliant!!
trying to get a nice pic of the two of them in their Christmas jammies
Admiring the cookies we are leaving for Santa one last time before bed.
Santa came!

Round 2: The 4 of us-Christmas morning
Discovering all that Santa brought
future volleyball player....you bet!

Marshmallow gun!

Round 3-Neyens Christmas
A little lesson from Grandma about Baby Jesus
I see you...
She LOVES her Jeep!
I pretty much dove across the floor at Toys R Us to get this last pair of Buzz wings in the whole store! We will save these for when he is older and I will tell him that story. He will thank me later!
To infinity and beyond!
Watch out Buzz...I will run you and your wings over with my pink jeep!
This has become a favorite in our house....Steve's favorite!
Classic...trying to get a nice picture with the Great Grandparents...we tried!
Harper still was having nothing to do with pictures, but I love this one because GG is cracking up!
4 generations of Neyens men. I think this was the 15th picture we took....still not the greatest!
and this is how it all ended...

Round 4 was too crazy to have a camera around, so I don't have any pictures!