I am so frustrated with my blog right now.. it seems that every time I try to change something, it messes the WHOLE thing up! Grr..
SO.. I just don’t have the time right now to play around with it.. maybe it will magically fix itself!
Anyways, here is Christmas morning.. I KNOW.. I am so horribly behind!! :)
Here’s Aidan waking up to find that Santa came!
All this boy asked for for Christmas was a big tractor, and Santa sure delivered!
He was so excited about his new John Deere.
Here’s my favorite part.. the stockings! I love, I mean, uh... Santa loves to fill up the stockings every year! :)
Our cat Puff, was up with us early that morning too!
Doesn’t’ he look SO excited?
Now, no Christmas morning is complete without a half awake/still in your pajamas photo!
After all of the present opening excitement, I went off to make breakfast while Daddy & Aidan played with all the new stuff!
Grammie & Grampie came over to eat with us & check out Aidan’s gifts, and Aidan made Grammie play Cootie with him!
He went to Grampie next & had him read some Christmas books to him :)
It was a nice morning at home, I think we stayed in our pajamas all day!
For Christmas Eve, we made a trip downtown to check out all of the lights!
Aidan was in awe of all of the Christmas decorations & lights.. it was well worth walking around in the cold to see him so happy!
My favorite, Candy Cane Lane!
Aidan also loved the nativity scene & spent quite awhile admiring it.. he also had to “pet” each one of the sheep!
Had to take more family pics too..
Our little family, my stepdad Gary & my mom.
Love my Mom! :)
When we got home, we changed into our PJ’s & let Aidan open a gift from under the tree.. our new tradition!
Each year, we are going to open one gift on Christmas Eve, a new family game that we can all play together before bedtime. this year it was Cootie! :)
Aidan was so excited about this game, and he won too!
After a few rounds of Cootie, we got Aidan settled down for bed..
but not without leaving a treat out for Santa first!
Up next.. Christmas morning! :)
I was excited to have my friend Michelle come over to decorate cookies this year, I knew Aidan would love it.. and who doesn’t love Christmas cookies???
We got up early that morning to make the cut-out cookies, Aidan was very eager to help!
I was so proud of our little guy.. he was really getting into the baking!
When it came time to decorate the cookies, I realized that I made the glaze a bit runny.. oops. The cookies still tasted great though!
Here’s Aidan, decorating his first cookie of the day.. it was quite a MESS!
Doesn’t his finished cookie look delicious??
Oh man, I was dying of laughter.. I think it needed more sprinkles, don’t you?? :)
Once the kids got bored & wanted to play, Michelle & I took our turn at decorating (and eating!)..
Here are some pictures of our Christmas gathering at my mom’s house, it is always fun every year & so nice to see everyone too!
All the kids in front of the Christmas tree, patiently waiting to open presents!
Here’s me with my step-sisters & our hubbies, and then with our kiddos!
The poor kids were still waiting to open gifts..
I absolutely LOVE this pic of Aidan & Hayley.. looks like she’s wanting to tell Aidan to get his own spot to wait!!! :)
Yay! We finally have some presents!
Present opening goes kinda fast here.. with paper flying everywhere!
Aidan got so many cool gifts, and had such a great time with his cousins too! :)