December 28, 2011

Christmas Eve 2011

We had a great Christmas Eve this year. It was a little hectic, but we were able to spend it with my side of the family and Chad's side, so that was great! We went to church at Fellowship of the Woodlands with my family at 3. 

The kids made it through about 10 minutes of the service before they started getting rowdy, so we had to take them out to the lobby, and missed the service entirely. They weren't being cranky, just laughing and playing with eachother. They get so excited when they are around eachother, it's so cute. Here they are playing in the lobby, entertaining themselves. They were spinning in circles and thought they were so hilarious.

Little Miss Charlotte in her adorable Christmas dress! After church was over, we headed to Brio's to eat dinner. Chad and I got there first, and we walked around in some of the outside stores at the mall  before heading in. We had a great dinner, and had such a good time visiting and laughing, and trying to keep the kids reasonably quiet :) After dinner, we booked it over to Chad's parents house for the annual Pokorny Christmas Eve Party! Even Santa made an appearance!

Graham was less than thrilled with Santa again, but the other kids loved it. Santa told all the kids they would be getting every single thing they asked for, I'm sure they're paretns appreciated that! ;) After eating and visiting, we opened presents. Look at all that loot!! Everyone must've been good this year!!

Some of the cousins. There are several older little girls, and they love to boss the littlest kids around, so cute.

Graham and Grayson had a good time together. Even theough they are 6 months apart, they are pretty close to the same size!

Graham got some adorable outfits from Gamme, I got a pretty scarf from Gamme and Walter and we gave them a framed 8x10 picture of Graham.

After the extended family headed home, we stayed and opened presents with Chad's parents and Kara and David. Graham got spoiled rotten, and got the cutest pair of cowboy boots and a "G" ornament from his Aunt and Uncle, clothes from his grandparents along with a rockstar Mickey Mouse toy, a microphone, a stuffed animal and blanket, and probably several other things I'm forgetting. I got a Kate Spade silver pocket mirror from Kara and David, Gap Body pajamas, a robe and gift cards to Bed Bath and Beyond to go towards the new dishes I want from Chad's parents! Chad got money, and a pocket holster. Claire even got presents! An outift and doll from her grandparents and a "C" ornament from her Aunt and Unlce :) We got Kara and David a silver decorative platter and a hour glass from Z Gallerie for their house. For Chad's parents, we got his Mom a purse and picture of Graham and his dad an Academy Gift Card and an electric coin sorter, since he stills rolls his change by hand.

Graham sporting his new boots!!!
Around 10, we headed home to put Graham to bed.

 We made sure all the presents were ready to go for the morning, I made monkey bread to put in the oven when we got up, and collapsed into bed....

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!!

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