|Look closely at Charlie in this one..|
this blog. Jack has been really into playing with Daddy's old Legos, so we've been having lots of fun with them (only when Charlie's asleep since there are lots of small parts). We haven't put all the pieces into the new shelf yet but we will as soon as our toy room in the basement is finished!
After visiting for awhile, we headed home for naps and lunch (Charlie fell asleep in the three minute drive home, so he was clearly ready). then we went to my Aunt Patty & Uncle Joe's house for Christmas with my dad's side of the family. Along with my sister, ALL of my other cousins were in town except Rob and his wife Alexa, who couldn't make it this year from Minnesota. They are pretty spread out these days: Rochester, San Diego, Louisville, Atlanta, Kansas City, so it's rare that we get everyone together. We also got to meet three new babies - Hannah, Emma and Brooklyn.
The highlight for Jack was that SANTA came to the party!! What an exciting surprise!! He had one more gift for each of the kids, and it was so fun!
|A little nervous - not sure what to think!|
|Sam was first and she was so excited!|
|Then it was Maya's turn|
|Natalie was a little unsure, but got close enough for a hug|
|Jack needed me close and didn't want to sit on Santa's lap, but he did talk to him a little bit|
|And he got a remote control train!|
|Charlie was beside himself and not at all interested in playing nice, even when Santa presented him with a cool dump truck!|
|Parker was unsure too!|
|The babies all did great - this is Brooklyn|
|Maya, Natalie & Sam|
|Our attempt at a family picture|
Then our night cap was back at Grandma and Grandpa Clayton's house. We just got into our jammies, relaxed and watched a movie. First we did a re-do of our failed attempt of a grandkid picture from Thanksgiving and it went much better this time after some Charlie coercing.