i do not remember exactly what was so funny here but as jacob rode his broomstick pony that amanda got for him, rahel was in a full laughing roar.
josiah knew jacob would love a phone to pretend to talk into.
and he knew amanda would love to have his old ipod along with a little cash. he was right!
he thought the "bop it" game was perfect for olivia. right again!!
there was obviously an inside joke that we were not all aware of because as rachel opened up her juice boxes that josiah got for her, she rolled laughing again.
josiah does not look thrilled about getting a laptop but let me asure you that he was!
olivia and amanda are modeling their snuggies. we all got a laugh out of them performing actions from the commercial.
and jacob absolutely loved his cozy coupe!
you can see some evidence of a couple of accidents that happened to jacob this week in this picture. he got poked in the eye by his cousin brayden's finger and he fell over in a rocking chair hitting his cheek which left an instant bruise. poor boy! i think he still has enjoyed the week though.
after we all opened our gifts, i fixed breakfast. we enjoyed the morning together as a family, talking about Christmas and the meaning of the season. then we headed over to grandma judy's and papa fred's for dinner and more opening of gifts.
we got them these gifts. i think they enjoyed them alot!
we took a few family shots of all of our individual families.
the rose family
the witter family
my sister connie and her husband tony with victoria, kristen and their dog, hershey.
they were missing their two older adult sons, jared and justin, his wife jessica, and their daughter ryan. they could not make the trip from tulsa this year. we missed them.
the beckham family
my brother brian, his wife holly, and his kids, briona, brooklyn, and brayden.
they jumped in this trampoline all evening! they were having so much fun!
jacob still trusted brayden even though he poked him in the eye. gotta love how forgiving kids are!!
josiah is showing off his monetary gift from grandma and papa! money is always sure to please.
the rest of the girls all got the same thing, a gift certificate for a manicure and a pedicure. they were all excited about that!
we had a great time together as a family. afterwards we headed home because aaron and i still had our own Christmas time together and we still had another big day of celebration in the morning.
on Christmas morning, bright and early, the kids all open their stockings.
this was jacob's first stocking experience. he was quite enthralled with the whole experience!
he just can't believe it! the candy just keeps on comin'!
christmas morning was short at our home because we had a breakfast casserole calling our names over at grandma rose's. we quickly got dressed and headed over to be with her for the rest of the day. it was a great Christmas!