Not wanting to be slaves to the camera this Christmas, we missed a great many photo ops. There is a lot of cuteness in our house this year, too. We've got our own kids and puppy, plus my parents' black lab, Farley, who adores Monkey, and Chris and Sonya's pooches. Plus, my parents, Marige and Chris and Sonya...they're pretty cute. Here are a few highlights we did manage to grab. Others got some good stuff as well, and if we can get our collective act together I'll share more.
First, we had a lovely Winter Solstice.
Next, we received a giant box filled with goodies from the Nebraska Provosts. The girls liked the box the best. It was a fort, a giant present filled with kids, a drum, a canvas, a spot to plop the puppy...I forget what else, the list is very long.The girls helped bake, and then selected and set out cookies for Santa and some carrots for the reindeer (see us supervising below? Gotta make sure that goes well or Santa will pass you by). Santa's team knocked those back with some 12-year-old Scotch. Even the carrots.
The grandparents all received a book of photos of the kids (and us, a bit). It made 2 of the grandmothers cry. I hope those were tears of joy.
The kids opened their stockings and a couple gifts and then the camera was abandoned. That's how you know we all had fun.