Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Christmas 2010

We spent Christmas in Tyler this year and we had a great time with Gram and Papa and the Hoovers. On the way up we drove straight to Dallas to enjoy some yummy Mexican food and go to the Gaylord Texan to see all the lights and decorations. The boys really enjoyed it even if it did make for an extra long trip as we drove to Tyler that evening. The boys love playing with their cousins and Claire always gets some extra attention from Will. He loves her so much!

The kids ready to see the lights at the Gaylord Texan

At the Gingerbread House

We spent a few days at my parents house playing, making Christmas cookies, shopping for last minute items, and eating yummy food before the craziness set in on Christmas Eve. On Christmas Eve the kids laid out their stockings and much to our surprise slept past 7:30 (that is sleeping in at our house!). It always cracks me up because the kids would totally be content with just what they get in their stockings, but everyone always goes overboard.

Claire ready to see what Santa left her.

Some of the boys waiting at the top of the stairs to find out what they got from Santa. I'm pretty sure we have a picture of Christine and I and the rest of our cousins sitting on these steps on Christmas morning!

Cooper checking out his goods.

All the great-grandkids got special plush toys from my Grandad in their stocking. The boys were over the moon with their special toys!

Cooper waiting patiently to open his presents.

Tyler and his stash

Cooper finally got a sprayer rig- his favorite kind of tractor!

Quick Christmas Pic

Claire finally got to open up her presents after her morning nap.

Claire and her special "Claire-Bear". Each of the great-grandkids gets a special teddy bear on their first Christmas in memory of my grandmother.

Close up

Tyler opening his John Deere Boots!

We hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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