Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Our Christmas Celebration

Ready to open presents!!!

 "Ugh! Hurry up!!" 
So frustrating to wait!

Ripping into their 1st present!

Putting out the reindeer food and Santa's Cookies & Milk
This is actually a photo taken the next morning and 
our 1st clue that Santa had, in fact, been here!!

 Good Night! 
They were ready to get in bed because they were so scared Santa wouldn't come if they stayed up too late. Abram called out to us crying because he was worried about us staying up too late and keeping Santa from stopping at our house! So CuTe!!

Santa DID come!!
And look at all the goodies he left!!!

Abram wrote Santa a letter asking for a bell from his sleigh.
Santa left a special wrapped gift with a little note on it for him.

 Some of the other gifts the boys have gotten.

 Entering the playroom and getting that 1st glimpse...

Abram checking out the special gift from Santa... A sleigh bell!

 Unveiling the big one!
Hoopin' it up!

Next we had a little birthday party for Jesus! The boys made a cake and some ice cream with their new Easy Bake Oven and Blizzard maker. Fun times with all the awesome new presents...

Christmas with The Burgess Family

December 25, 2011
The evening of Christmas Day
 The Grandsons

 The Grandchildren

All the Girls

 All the Guys

The Medders Family @ The Burgess Christmas

STOCKINGS!!! YAY! Let's see what we got...

We had such a fun evening with our Big Burgess Bunch! Yummy food, great fun, surprises in our stockings and just a wonderful time enjoying all our blessings!!

Christmas at Papaw & JeJe's 2011

December 24, 2011
Christmas Eve
JeJe, Asher, Papaw and Abram

 Grandma and Aunt Sue with the grandkids

 Merry Christmas from our little family!

SiLLy FaCeS!!

I can't believe these boys are all big enough to 
sit alone at a kids only table now!

 Opening Presents!!!
Abram got a new bow and Asher got a remote control helicopter!

 Aaron got this amazing hand drawn picture with him and the boys in the woods, hidden family messages, scriptures, animals... so many cool things! You really just have to see it!

 More gifts!!!

 JeJe & Papaw getting their gift from all of us. A night at Kiepersol!

 Me and Amanda opening our gifts, FiNaLLY! ;)
We had a wonderful night with our sweet family! We ate some delicious food, remembered our Savior, and enjoyed giving and receiving many great gifts! We are so BLESSED!!

Our Mischievous Little Elf

Our little visitor from the North has been up to something every night since he arrived! It's so fun to wake up every morning and see what he's been busy doing while we were all snug in our beds.   
Jingle grabbed a marker and had some fun
drawing silly faces on one of our pictures! 

Enjoying a nice cup of Hot Cocoa. Yum!

 The boys wrote a note to Santa and had Jingle deliver it for them.

 Jingle turned our milk GREEN!!

Spying on us Mission Impossible style!

 Riding the reindeer stocking holder.

Snow Angels!!

 Jingle needed a nice relaxing bath after playing in the "snow"!

He painted Rudolph noses on the boys in their sleep!

 Jingle wrapped our living room!!!
Then hid out and spied on us all day!

 Worshipping Jesus in one of our Nativity scenes.
This was my favorite!

We have had so much fun with our house guest this year! The boys were so intrigued by the "magic"! Every morning their first mission was to find him. I had a lot of fun too! We can't wait to have him in our home again next year and see what crazy things he'll do then!

PS: I should note that his name is still up for debate... Abram calls him Jingle and Asher calls him Sparky. I said we should just combine the two and call him Sparkle!!