Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas pictures for the Grandparents

We had a nice quiet Christmas. The kids got way more toys than they needed but that was to be expected. Our Home Teacher invited us and some other people to his house to eat waffles with ice cream, a tradition that they started a few years ago. It was neat to be able to get to know some people in the ward a bit better. We suspect that the family that has been anonymously leaving parts to a nativity scene on our door step during the 12 days preceding Christmas was there also. they drive a dark blue mini van and we would frequently see one drive past when we went outside do get the next piece.

What is in the box?

Animals! Harry knew all the names of the animlas except for this one. I need to look it up so I can figure out what it is.

What is this?

A car carrier truck! This is one of Evan's favorite things, a vehicle that you can put other vehicles in.

One of the coloring books that I got the kids. We kept gifts very minimal on our part, but they really needed more fun pictures to color.

A pretend cookie making kit. I have been eating a lot of pretend cookies which are the best kind since they don't have any calories.

The winner of the Most Annoying Gift of Christmas goes to this one. It was a gift from good old Auntie H (who should she even get married and have kids will be open for massive retribution on my part). Not only was it excessively loud (what is up with the high volume on kid's toys?) but my husband had to go to the garage several times to even find the right screwdriver to get the stupid thing out of it's packaging. The only thing that saved it from a emergency batteryectomy was a mute switch that turned off the music and talking part. It can still drive much to Evan's delight.. Those batteries are a goner if the kids ever figure out that switch.


Amber said...

Sounds like a wonderful Christmas. I LOVE the idea of anonymously doing a 12 days of Christmas with items from the nativity scene--brilliant!

Heather said...

My dad picked up a truck similar to that at a yard sale a couple years ago. It remains my son's favorite toy at Grandpa and Grandma's house. Thank goodness they keep it there.

Merry Christmas!

chelle said...

I am glad you guys had a wonderful Christmas!

Aunt Kathy said...

It's just not Christmas without one loud toy, lol.

I can tune them out, so I got my grandson one of those Helmet Heroes. He liked the sounds and lights but not so much wearing the helmet.

Dounya's mummy said...

Looks like you all had a lovely christmas..mine got so many toys as well...our living room still looks like a toyshop...where has OUR stuff gone???somewhere hidden underneath????xxx

Posh Totty said...

Lovely pictures :) Xxx

Midlife Midwife said...

Merry Christmas to you!

Anonymous said...

It was fun seeing the boys enjoying Christmas. That takes real dedication---being a Secret Santa for 12 days! How thoughtful.

you kmow! said...

These are nice but what are you going to do to entertain me next?

Kate said...

First time visiting your blog, although we read alot of the same ones.

I agree that there has to be at least annoying gift from Christmas. My brother got my 2 year old a percussion kit with cymbals, a tamborine, etc. WTF? I've never done anything bad to him!

Guinevere Meadow said...

A screwdriver to get a toy out of the packaging?? That's nuts!!

How sweet about the nativity scene pieces...I love that idea!