Saturday, January 02, 2010

Christmas 2009

This is what Santa left for the boys. Santa kind of cheated and used some of the presents that had not been set up from their birthday (thanks Willefords and Khorings for the basketball goals)! They both enjoyed Christmas but I know that next year will be a whole other ballgame as far as their excitement goes.
We spent the night at my parents house so Christmas Eve turned into Santa's workshop. Why do they not make these toys pre-assembeled?!? We gave my dad the hard jobs!
Nana entertained the boys the night before Christmas. They both enjoy books but Braden LOVES books. He will pick them up all the time and bring them to someone to read to him. I hope this interest sticks!
This was the boys right when they discovered what Santa left for them. Braden has never played with a basketball goal and this was the first thing he did. He somehow knew that the ball was supossede to go in the goal.
Ryan found these Lindell White Titans jerseys for Reed and Braden. Pretty nice to already have a player with their last names on their own Titans jerseys.
This is what Reed looked like by the time the gift opening began. Needless to say, a nap came shortly after.
Uncle Craig and Aunt Tina bought the boys way too much stuff but they love it all. One of their favorite things is their John Deere riding tractors. This will prepare them for mowing our yard later on!
And we're off!
Nanny bought the boys their first red wagon. It was soooo cold on Christmas but we couldn't resist taking them out. Braden was not very happy here because he had fallen on a book right before we went out. I think that they are going to love this by their reactions even in the freezing cold.
Uncle Craig was a great wagon puller or should I say runner. Braden ended up on the floorboard of the wagon. I think he might have felt a little safer there! Aunt Tina bought them these super cute tobogans too!
Nanny reading to the boys.
Thanks Aunt Janice and Uncle Robert for the boys' new coats. They are so cute! Reed couldn't stop staring at Braden's head trying to figure out what was on it!
R and B climbing up our front stairs. They really like to climb stairs and B has gotten really good about coming down them too. I am sure Reed will learn from watching Braden.
After Christmas, all of us went to the grocery, including Ryan. Publix is usually a place that I take the boys when I am at home with them by myself. That's really bad when the grocery becomes a place to get out to! Well, Ryan definitely looked like a first time dad. I think he took 10 pics of the boys while we were in the grocery....gotta love it though! They still love bathtimes! It is a rare occasion for them to go a day without a bath. That is not because we love giving them but it is so much fun watching them play in the tub. They love the water! Notice Reed's bruise on his head. He has been walking unaided this week!!!!! He walks pretty slow but sometimes still manages to fall and not use his hands to catch himself.
Braden has really loved aggrivating Reed by taking his paci from him. He not only takes it, but will look at Reed and stick it in his own mouth as to say "ha, ha, I took your paci!"
We are staying at my parents this weekend because Ryan went with some friends on his first duck hunting trip in AR. My parents have two sets of stairs so there are baby gates everywhere. This picture was taken with me at the top of the stairs and Reed at the bottom looking up thinking "let me in this gate please!"
Braden was shaking the gate trying to get though.
My parents are putting hardwoods in the upstairs of their house but my dad wanted to save some money by putting the flooring on the stairs in by himself. This is him trying to work while
Braden shows him a spoon he has. It will be amazing if he gets them done by Monday when they are coming to sand and stain the floors with Reed and Braden around all the time. Papa loves the attention though!

We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and that 2010 is a blessed year for your family!

1 comment:

carol said...

The 3rd of January and it seems to be going to fast already. The boys are so presious no matter what they are doing. Yes I'm very vain when it comes to my grandbabies. Can't wait to see you all. love you and "HAPPY NEW YEAR AND A BLESSED ONE" FOR EVERYONE UP THEIR.Oh yea, Keeley we want to see what you look like get in the pics and show us that Kiley Reese is in there.Love gram and papaT