Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Take 2

So after a very memorable Christmas with the Robert's clan, we headed back to good old Houston to celebrate Christmas with my side of the family.  We went to the Christmas Eve service at church with my parents, brother, and a few friends, then headed over to my parent's house for our traditional Pappasito's fajita dinner.  (Of course-- Ryan had to make his Jalapeno popper dip to accompany the meal) 


After dinner we all got in our Christmas pajamas ( another Tradition--thanks mom--the jammies were especially great this year!!)  and the kids made cookies for Santa while the adults enjoyed a nice glass of wine.  Next the kids piled up into Pawpaw's lap for the reading of a Christmas story (tradition number 3) and then headed up to bed.  The adults, meanwhile, stayed up into the wee hours of the night waiting for Santa Claus. 


Christmas morning started with yet another tradition of taking pictures of grandparents and grandkids at the top of the stairs.  After that was done-- the kids ran down to see what Santa had left for them-- and boy did he out do himself this year!!!  Ryan made everyone pose with their presents over their head.  I thought it was pretty cheesy- but it made for some cute pictures.

Kai went nonstop all day  playing with his new toys (there are no naps on Christmas).  He loved everything he received-- as did everyone else.  

He finally wound down around 9:30-- and when I put him to bed I reminded him that today was Jesus' birthday so we decided we should sing happy birthday to him before we said our prayers. It was a great was to end a fabulous Christmas.

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