Thursday, December 28, 2006


Christmas was a good one. The kids got way too many presents from Santa, but what else is new?
The favorites seem to be Anna's new cell phone, Emma's little Tracphone and John M.'s play-dough. He also loves his Elmo, which he insists on calling 'Nemo'.

We still have unopened gifts at home, but we're getting to them one by one. We opened a bottle of bubbles yesterday and I swear, Anna and Emma enjoyed them more than John M. did. Note to self, when in need of a gift, a 99 cent bottle of bubbles is the answer.

We spent Christmas Eve with my mom and my sister and her family, as is the tradition. There are 7 grandkids total, so my mom's living room looked like Toys R Us threw up. Christmas day, we made the rounds to a few different places, including my in-laws' house. I had to get a picture of Anna and Mark's mom, because they're about the same height now. And the boys all matched so I got some pictures of them too.

I hope y'all had a great Christmas and are looking forward to a Happy New Year. Let the fireworks begin!


chesneygirl said...

Wow! STILL opening presents? I want YOUR Santa Claus!!! ;)

I absolutely LOVE the picture of the three boys!!!

Our house looks like Toys R Us threw up too....and we only have ONE two year-old!

So glad y'all had a great Christmas!

Greta said...

i feel your pain about the toy's..that damn santa need sto know when to stop doesn't he? i'll have to write him a letter next year....hehehe

martie said...

There are 14 grandkids in our family....Christmas is one gift each at 'Mema and Bumpa's' or we would have to take out another mortgage! LOL

Love the pics of the guys and how tall is Anna now? Amber (12 this coming March) only comes to the bottom of my chin and I'm 5'3"! Is Anna tall for her age or is Mark's mom vertically challenged !?! Hmmm....I mean short like me!!

Anonymous said...

I hear ya on the way too much! I think I finally got it all put away.

Happy New Year!

BlondeMom said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas. Isn't it funny how some of the cheapy toys are such a hit!

Santa brought our girls a "gently used" kitchen that was FREE. Woo hoo.

Have a great weekend and a Happy New Year!

Lisa M. said...

Oh neat. I l o v e d playdough. Loved it.

neat pictures. Your family looks happy and beautiful.

ALL the best for the new year.

Spikey1 said...

Happy New Year! (I will be sleeping by 1030pm)!

homemom3 said...

What is a Tracphone? We actually had family here, first time ever but it was a lot of fun. Kids really enjoyed it and I got to relax a bit. Bubbles and those paddlesticks witht he balls attached seem to be big items, which is funny because how cheap they really are.

Amanda said...

In my house it looks like Fisher Price threw up!!!

Glad ya'll had a great Christmas

Cheryl Wray said...

Great post and sounds like a wonderful Christmas!! Toy Overload here too!
I love the pic of the guys in camo! Too cute!!

DebbieDoesLife said...

Your husband is HOTT!

Glad your Christmas was good!

Shash said...

I hope you guys had a great time last night!

Happy New Year!!

martie said...

Happy New Year girl! HUGS

Petite Mom Blogger said...

too many toys here too... Happy 2007!

holli said...

Nemo/Elmo - same thing.

Such cute men in your family - look at them!!

I look forward to sharing another year in the life of Frogland!! Happy New Year!!

mamatulip said...

Hope you had a Happy New Year!!

momyblogR said...

What great pictures. I'm glad to hear a wonderful holiday was had by all.

MarkD60 said...

Happy New Year!
Dec 28th and still unopened presents?