Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas 2011

We had a wonderful Christmas this year! Even though we were missing a couple of very special people, we made this Christmas one to remember. I think Pappaw and Mema would have approved :)

Christmas Eve
Jared and I are very fortunate that we are able to celebrate the holidays with both sides of our families every year. We always begin the fun with the Petkoff side on Christmas Eve. This year we were at Jimmy and Di's house (aka GG and Pops). Grey had SO much fun tearing open the packages! He had so much fun that his poor Mom and Dad were WORN OUT by the time it was all said and done! He especially loved jumping up and down on the big box his toy came in.

I think the most exciting part of the evening was when the big man himself came to visit. Kannon and Kolson were PUMPED, Greyson...not so much! haha Poor baby was a little scared (read: terrified!). Maybe next year?!

(Above is my favorite of the Santa photos. Kannon's expression pretty much sums it all up.)

After we had dinner and finished opening all of our gifts at GG and Pops' house, we changed Grey into his Christmas pj's and loaded up to head to Wichita Falls.

Christmas Day
On Christmas morning we woke up at Mom and Dad's house (aka Nana and Gramps) to see what Santa had left for us! My very favorite thing to do on Christmas morning, since I was probably 7 or 8 years old, is to wake up Grumpy (Blake) and Grumpier (Tom) so that we can open gifts! I now have an excuse when they get mad at me (because they do EVERY year! haha) because Grey wakes up at the crack of dawn so we have to open gifts early, right?!

Grey and Gramps talking over their breakfast choices.
Uncle Tom helping Grey open his stocking.
Checking out his new tricycle with Daddy and Gramps! He LOVED it! Thanks to Santa's helper (hint: the guy in the blue shirt) for assembling all of Grey's presents!

Standing in his kitchen helper. BEST IDEA EVER!! He really likes to stand in it at the counter so that he can see everything.

After we opened our stockings and played with our "Santa gifts" we had breakfast and then the rest of the family came over. I didn't do such a great job of taking pictures of the melee that occurs when we open gifts, but I promise everyone was there to celebrate. Bill, Kat, Will, Micah, Kristen, Chad, Brayden, and of course, Nanny were also in attendance! How did I not get a photo of Nanny?! I will do better next year :)
Opening his presents, and probably thinking "Ugh more shoes?!" haha
Getting the bird's eye view with help from Uncle Blake!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Sugar

Greyson and his cute daycare girlfriend Claire were caught giving each other a little Christmas sugar! Too cute!

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Merry & Bright

Merry Christmas! This is our Christmas card that we sent out this year, and I found the idea for the photo on Pinterest. What that particular pinner failed to mention, and what I did not anticipate, is that Grey was terrified of the lights at first....oops!! It took four of us over an hour to accomplish these 2 photos. Luckily, I decided to do this the day after Thanksgiving, so I had back up; my Mom, Tom, Jared, and me taking the pictures.

After we got him warmed up to the idea of the lights, as you can see in the photos above, he loved them! So much so, that he decided he should put them in his mouth. Which caused all of us to yell "NO!" at the same time, and scare the living daylights out of him!

Note to self: Next year make sure to test out the photo idea BEFORE the day you need to take the pictures.