On Christmas Eve we went over to Grandpa's for the Brindley Christmas party. We got there around 4:00 and listened to McKayla play her violin. She has only been doing it for a couple months and is already pretty good at it.
Then Chantry pulled the kids on the sled and he even took a ride too.
They had so much fun and I would have thought Channer would not want to go for too long, but he wanted to keep going and going forever.
Santa Clause showed up at the party and brought all the kids a stocking full of stuff. Channer didn't want to sit on his lap this time (he was super tired and got hurt on the sled, so was not up for much). Chestyn on the other hand was excited to sit on his lap and pull his hair.
Uncle Fred put this hidious mask on and looked so funny, I couldn't help but take a picture.
After a yummy dinner with too much food, we opened presents. As usual everyone got spoiled. Chantry's dad gave Chantry and I a stereo for our Ranger and his mom gave us a cow, so we have plenty of meat to last us throughout the year! Channer got a cute little hunting vest and his first rifle that shoots darts. He also got a train set, some fun CD's and more cars (his favorite).
Chestyn slept through opening presents, but he got a cute basketball set, a caterpiller, a cute outfit, and some bath toys. SPOILED!!
After all the fun of opening presents, we sang a little karaoke.
After we got home from Grandpa's house we opened pj's and read a new Christmas book and sent the kids to bed. I was more excited than them. They woke up a few times in the middle of the night (as usual) and when Channer woke up at about 4:30 I was so tempted to tell him that Santa had come, but then I decided he needed a little more sleep. So at about 7:30 Chantry and I woke him and Chestyn up. Yes, we woke them up, cause we were so excited. Crazy how they are up at 6:00 on any given day, but on Christmas they could have slept all morning.
The only thing Channer asked for was the Blue King off of the Cars Movie. So I wanted to make sure that was the first thing he found. By the look on his face you can tell that he would have been happy without anything else besides this car.
He was so stinkin' funny. He would open one present and then run away and play with his car and we would have to tell him there were more presents and to come open them. I love the pjs they got this year. Channer is so into the Cars Movie that these were perfect.
Chestyn had a great morning and loved the toys he got, but of course the boxes and paper were far more entertaining. Chestyn got a Leap Frog table, a push and ride toy, a bumble ball, some books etc.
Channer got his Blue King, a car gargae, a sleeping bag, boxing gloves, snow pants, a TAG reader book with books to go with it, other cars, etc. We had a great Christmas indeed and our boys were SPOILED.
This is to just prove that Chestyn does cry every once in a while, it just doesn't happen that often. His cry face is even cute though.
On Christmas morning Chantry's mom and dad go from house to house to see what all of the grandkids got, so we waited for them to come over and then we went over to Grandpa's for breakfast. After breakfast we all went out shooting skeet. It was freezing cold and the wind was blowing like crazy, so me and the boys stayed in the car most the time and watched.
After shooting we went back to Grandpa's and just hung out the rest of the day. It was a great time, did some more karaoke, played some games, ate food, and visited. It is always a great time and the time gets away from us. We didn't get home until almost 10:00, so the kids didn't even get to play with there Christmas toys, so they have been non-stop this morning.
This is my last blog of the year and I am getting ready to print my blog (that is my Christmas present). I just want to say that we have had a WONDERFUL year. Our two little boys are our world and make life so much fun. I really cannot imagine life without them. We are so blessed to have two healthy boys. I am so grateful for Chantry and all that he does to provide for our family. His job has been so up and down this year and I know he stresses about it, but he never fails to find a way to take care of us. We are so lucky to have come from wonderful families with great siblings, great parents, and the cutest nieces and nephews in the world. We truly are blessed and I never want to forget the important things in life. The other day Chantry and I were coming out of the bank with our two cute boys and an older gentleman was holding the door for us. As we thanked him, he point at our kids and said "cherish these moments, they do go by quick". Not that I didn't realize it before, but it brought a tear to my eye thinking about it. Time is flying and I really want to keep this blog up for the sake of my kids. So they can look back at the fun times we had. I only wish my parents had kept a blog. Life really is great and we look forward to a great 2010!