Thursday, December 26, 2013

Merry Christmas!

As you can see. . .
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Graydon has the Christmas spirit.

Bella has the Christmas spirit.

But Curtis?  Hmmm. . .

Bella took a beautiful picture.IMG_3233

Graydon gave a fantastic smile.
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Curtis?  Not in the mood.   (I was feeling lazy/rushed and opted out of an under shirt for him.  Mistake.  He refused to zip it up and this is the look we ended up with). 
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In his defense, he hasn't been feeling well.  He has a mild case of croup - the barking cough mainly flares up at night.  But then his nose started running.  Not quite feeling like himself.   

Of course, after our second Christmas Eve service, he perked right up.  He was even climbing over the pews.  Not quite sure where the sudden burst of energy came from!  At least he smiled (and stood still) for this picture - even if his eyes were closed. 
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Christmas Morning!

Present time!
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But first, lighting our last Advent candle and singing 'Happy Birthday' to Jesus. 
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Each kid in our family gets three presents.

Bella: Blingles kit, Earring holder, and Doll Armoire

Graydon: Tinker Toys, Paper Jamz guitar, and Jack and the Neverland Pirates tent (shared with Curtis)

Curtis: Stomp Rocket, Paper Jamz guitar, and Jack and the Neverland Pirates tent (shared with Graydon)
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I love that both boys were totally cool with sharing their third present.  No complaints and just excitement!
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After the kids opened their presents from under the tree, we brought out a ton more from church friends and the Texas Benetti family.  These are some well-loved kids!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!
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Wisconsin here we come!

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