Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Christmas Day 2014

Christmas was a bit different for us this year without my Dad, as I'm sure you can imagine. My Bonus Mom also works for Fedex so traveling befor Christmas is out of the question for her as well as it is for us. In recent years we have traveled down to them on Christmas Day to enjoy the holiday with them as well as Donna's parents & my bonus sister & family. My bonus sister had other plans this year & Christmas at Fedex was iffy as to if Donna would even be off Christmas Day. None of us wanted my Bonus Mom to be alone & she finally decided to come up for Christmas Eve (once she got off work of course) & Day here, YAY! She had to work friday as did Donna so she headed back home Christmas evening & planned to spend the weekend with my bonus sister.

Christmas morning Kellan came into our room to get us up, he had apparently already taken a look because as soon as we got to the family room he softly said "Santa brought a Thomas tent" as he steered us toward it. Caden came out just moments later & then garren a few minutes after that. They were all in awe & just kept looking without actually touching anything yet :)

Kellan

Kellan & Caden

Garren

After finally testing out the tent & bikes, they put on their new Thomas hats & emptied their stockings, surprised at each additional little surprise. Their intrigue & amazement was so fun to see this year as they finally understand what's going on. Once they finished with all the Santa gifts Grandma gave them her gifts...

Grandma & Garren (Caden in the background)

Grandma & Caden

Kellan & Grandma

Kellan

Grandma spoiled them rotten with clothes, transforming Dinosaurs, underwear (lol!) & more!

Since Donna was at work & Grandma got in just as my sister & her family wear leaving on Christmas Eve, we decided to head over to my sister's place while our turkey cooked so Grandma could give them their gifts.

This girl is such a ham for the camera!

We couldn't stay too long since it is still 45 minutes to my sister's & our bird was cooking but it was a nice little visit & we got home in just enough time to get the rest of dinner made before Donna got home. We waited to give the boys their gifts from us until Donna could be there to see them open them, she was there to see the Santa gifts but had to get ready for work right after that. The boys were so excited to open presents again!!!

Caden

Kellan

Garren

Kellan & Caden

Kellan & Caden

Garren

Their main gift could not be reveled yet as there wasn't enough time to get HOA approval (oops) & get it built before Christmas Day, soon though... They were however spoiled once again with shoes, leap readers, monster trucks, helicopters & new planes to add to their collection.

All in all it was a good day. We miss my Dad something terrible but kept busy enough to not dwell on his absence & once again, we all had each other for comfort.

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