Ethan and his preschool friends. They preformed the nativity play for a nursing home and later for their parents. Ethan was the the Shepard this year. I don't know why I don't have a picture of them in their outfits, probably because I was busy setting up, getting them dressed and narrating the play! (: I know Brad took a video when he watched it. Oh, well. Overall, I think it went well. We received donations from friends and family at their play which they used to each buy a toy for toys for tots. It was lot easier for Ethan to donate the toy this year having done this same thing last year. I think he understood a lot more this year why we were giving the toys away and was happy to do it.
Christmas this year was a lot of fun. The boys loved their gifts, we stayed home in our PJs all day and just enjoyed being together. Jared Nikki and Allie came and we had dinner together. It was a really great day.
Mailing letters to Santa. Thank goodness they received a letter back stamped w/a "nice"check mark stamped on the front. (:
Ethan on Santa's lap, he acted really shy which is unusual for Ethan who is never shy.
Eddie sitting on Santa's lap, I don't think Eddie has ever been afraid of Santa. Even when he was little and afraid of family he didn't see very often. Silly kid. (:
Ethan with his shark attack shark
Ethan finding some fun things in his stocking
Eddie found gum in his stocking, he LOVES gum and most of it was gone that day.
Grandma Terri made the boys an awesome dino tepee and sleeping mats to go inside. The boys spent most of the day and all of the night in them. Thanks Grandma it is really amazing!
Peek a boo!
After everything had been opened it looked like a wrapping paper tornado had blown through the living room! There is a full pic of the Tepee in the back ground.