Monday, December 29, 2008

A Christmas Story

Well, I was gonna come up with some cute little poem to show off all of our Christmas pictures, but I'm just too tired from staying up for the last 5 nights until 3 a.m. painting bedrooms and cleaning and recovering my house from Christmas!.........but here are the pictures anyway!

Waiting on the "Lake Santa"---

We always go to my parents house on Christmas Eve. They live on a lake and every year Santa comes by on a boat and gives the kids "stockings" of choking hazards like hard candy and small toys....The kids LOVE it and it is one of the highlights of Christmas for my boys....just as it was for me growing up ☺

Please, please don't fall in the lake Santa!

Do those smiles look real?
Or do you think there might be a little fear in those smiles?
Papa reading the Christmas story to the kids whilst we wait for Santa to arrive....Again a family tradition. It has been passed down from my Gramma to my mom to me and now to my kids... sweet is this?
Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus right down Santa Claus Lane The Stairs. The boys aren't scared of this Santa ('s Uncle Dave)

You got something for me in that bag Santa?
Notice my niece totally cracking up in the background!
Brian and Gramma H!
Alex and Grandma N.
Is it a tiny Foosball table or a gaggle of giant children???
Christmas Morning----
Why exactly are we up this early????--
Nathan and his stocking.
Alex and Nick--- a little bedhead and a golf glove.
.......and a little more bedhead!


Stacy said...

Great pictures!!! I agree...Why are we up so early?

He And Me + 3 said...

Those pictures are so cute and I love that your boys see Santa 2 times each year on Christmas. Awesome! Great idea.

Mel said...

Love the pictures and especially love little boys with bedhead!

Lisa said...

GREAT pictures!! I love the matching jammies. Sounds like a great time had by all. Thanks for sharing.

Elaine A. said...

Love all the pictures! Looks and sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas with your beautiful family!

I love the Lake Santa too, so much fun.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

p.s. Thanks for stopping by to see me today! : )

Jane Anne said...

Beautiful pictures! I always put a bow on the little one's head, too. The lake Santa is so neat!

Liz said...

The pictures are so cute, and it looks like you all had a great Christmas! Happy New year if I don't "talk" to you before then, and yes I do wish we lived closer because a workout buddy would be great!

Kimber said...

Love all the photos. Looks like everyone had a great Christmas. Happy New Years!!

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Super cute pictures. So glad that you posted them...and what is Christmas morning without a little BED HEAD?

Annie said...

Oh my gosh, your new header pic is soooooooo cute!!!!!!! I love it!

It looks like you guys had an amazing Christmas & I love the traditions!!!

Have a happy new year!!!!! :)

Maggie said...

Oh my gosh, what a unique tradition w/ the Santa and the boat. That is awesome!!! I bet the boys love that and look forward to it every year!! =)