Tuesday, December 29, 2009

christmas day

Christmas morning we decided we wouldn't come out of our rooms until 7:00. (we had a rule every other day that no kids could come out of their rooms until 8:00 a.m. it really helped keep the house quiet.)

My boys woke up at 6:30 Christmas morning. I had to post this picture because I think it is a funny one of Cortney. We were so tired on this trip...too many late nights and early mornings.

Because we had a half hour before we could get up I at least was able to freshen up a little...which was nice.

Each family had a different spot on the couch for their presents...we all came in and just started opening. It worked out real nice.
These are our families presents. I wrapped everything real cute this year (thanks to clearance IKEA wrapping paper and ribbons).

The kids lined up in order by age (youngest first, another earl family tradition)...they were dying to go down.

How cute are they??

It might not look like it but this is Rob's excited face. He could barely believe his eyes.

Just the reaction every parent hopes for. Legos!

A wonderful surprised Rob...Martian Matter, just what he wanted. (it turned out being a really fun toy too)

We got our boys a wii, it has been fun so far. I am so glad that is what we ended up getting too...because I honestly hate toys (except legos) my kids never play with them and they are always just making a mess. I agonized over what to get them and wasn't sure if this was the right way to go...I am sure glad I did now though.

Rob has wanted Lion King 1 1/2 for a long time.

Oh yeah baby...bang ga roos (actually known as bendaroos) Rob loves the infomercial for these and has been dreaming of them for sometime. I love how he has his hip popped in this picture.

Group shot (henry was upstairs sound asleep)

Cortney handmade me this nativity that is on the table, out of recycled steel...it is so beautiful. It amazes me how crafty he is.

Yum, Hickory farms...My favorite....from grandma Jones.

The kids played rockband all day. We heard a lot of Yellow submarine, Hard days night, and Lucy in the sky with diamonds. I love LOVE hearing another generation becoming obsessed with the beatles.

The adults played A LOT of the new super mario game. A lot.

This was my view for most of the day....unfortunatly I am no good at playing but luckily watching isn't too boring.

Joey on crutches.

Rob and Hens.

The kids also swam a lot that day.

Cortney flipping into the pool.
Jason told me later that Cortney jumped off of the balcony into the pool...Crazy guy.


Oli jumping in.

The group in our PJ's. It was so fun to all be together...I love my family.


Adri said...

Sooooooo cute!

Scott & Tami said...

I LOVE it!!!!

Angelique said...

Awesome picture...I love Rob's expression. We miss you guys already! But we are moving into an apt. in Jason's and KaeLynn's neighborhood so we'll be a lot closer and come by more often.

ali said...

i'm drooling over this picture. stunning. great b/w conversion.

Supercords said...

Glad you made it home safe. Those roads were a mess yesterday.

PJ said...

The boys are so cute. Nice pic!

Sherry Ward said...

SERIOUSLY?? You just made my day! Can't wait to see them all. Love the new header!

bBchronicles said...

PERFECT in EVERY way! Love, love, love the composition and those grins . . . delicious!

angie said...

your christmas sounds amazing...and that house...holy crap that looks awesome!