Saturday, January 14, 2017

Christmas 2016

Christmas morning was so exciting! James woke up certain that he heard thumping during the night that he said must have been Santa Claus. So of course, I had to show him the picture of me catching Santa putting the presents under the tree ;) He was very amazed!

The boys both got power wheels for the new house, Rett got a fire chief car and James got a power wheel ATV. After about a week we had to return Rett's because it wasn't working right, so we are in the market for one to replace it. It turned out for the best because the wheels on his weren't heavy duty enough and it kept getting stuck. He is going to need something with more power for getting around our 3 acres!

Moving on to the presents:

They opened their wrapped present from Santa that was for both of them: a gear set.

Books, of course!

Anthony got a smartwatch! He is really picky about this kind of stuff, so he had already picked out the exact one he wanted, but he hated waiting until Christmas to play with it so he was still excited.

Lightning Mcqueen remote control car from James. He also got him a mater remote control car, but they are both on the same radio frequency, so we discovered that you can't play with them at the same time because one remote will control both of them at the same time.

I already picked out a Christmas present for myself (a lightbox kit for my bow tie photographs), but Anthony totally surprised me with another gift! He got me a handmade Harry Potter apron set that makes it look like I am wearing a Hogwarts uniform while I am cooking. So awesome!

James has been asking for this rocket fishing rod for along time. You pump it up like a grenade launcher and then when you shoot it, it shoots your fishing line out. He played with it twice and then it broke! I returned it and when I looked at the reviews all of them said something about them breaking right away so I let James pick out a replacement gift at the store. He ended up with a few transformer toys instead.

Testing the new vehicles out:

Of course we had to do our annual Christmas T-shirt contest. I was sure I had it in the bag, but Rett ended up winning. You can't beat his cuteness!





My mom:

This was our first Christmas on a Sunday with kids, so it was interesting opening presents and then quickly getting ready for church. It was only a musical and scripture reading sacrament program so it wasn't too long. I played my flute for three of the songs! We ended up sitting on the front row and James would wink at me and do thumbs up while I was playing to tell me that it sounded good :)

After we got home, my brothers arrived from Gainesville and we did more presents. James got another zombie nerf gun that matched perfectly with the zombie chainsaw nerf gun he got earlier that morning. Daniel got a good picture of James getting ready to attach the zombies!

After presents we got in the car to head to Cocoa for dinner at Robin and Michael's with Anthony parents and the cousins. James was kind of peopled out at that point, so after visiting for a little bit, he watched netflix on my phone. Rett skipped his nap in all of the excitement so he was going a little wild. Thankfully, Dallas is so great with little kids and was really glad to take him on walks outside and play with him. At one point they were playing tag and Dallas slowed down so Rett could catch him, but Rett would just slow down too. Eventually they were both standing still looking at each other. So funny!

After dinner, Nevada pulled out Pie face. We have heard of it, but never played it before so we all took a turn. After two times around, everyone got whipped cream in the face except for Mimi. When she avoided getting hit, we didn't make her try again :)

It was a fun and wonderful day spending time with family. Merry Christmas everyone!


Happy said...

Sounds like a great Christmas!! Nolan would be so jealous of the power wheels, he wants one SO bad!! Isn't Pie Face such a fun game?? We love it!! And I love your apron, too cool!! And that's a bummer about James' rocket fishing pole not working, it sounds like a really cool idea! You guys should quick invent one that works and make millions!

Happy said...

OH, and the Santa picture turned out AWESOME!! I've been meaning to set my camera up to capture one of those for years! I actually downloaded the app this year and then Teya found the app on my phone and asked, "What's this 'Catch a Picture of Santa' app on your phone?" So I felt like I had to wait a year. Oh, and that was so funny about James "keeping the secret" of your present for so long, haha!