Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas Night at Grandpa Bob's

Timmy had to work at the fire station on Christmas day so Grandpa Bob got the special treat of babysitting all of us all day on Christmas since we needed to be entertained and fed. Buster and his crew tagged along.

Lucky for us, Grandpa finally broke out his camera and snapped a couple pictures (presumably to document the fact that Buster and I invaded his space, made a mess of his house, ate all his food and drank all his Diet Coke, presumably).

Whoa, whoa, whoa....either Grandpa's color balance is off on his camera or I need a new paint job. Eww....I can't even stand to look.

This is Chase playing with his favorite Christmas present of that moment, an over the door basket ball hook from Grandpa.
Since I don't have PhotoShop on my little computer, you are just going to have to squint a little and pretend that you can't see Buster or Lydon in the next shot and just focus on Chaston and his super sa-weet slam dunking skillz!! Not bad for a cut little three foot eight year old.
The Jazz should be calling him any day now!

Christmas Activity #14

I gotta a couple of Christmas activities that I have saved up in the hopper that I just haven't been able to get posted because I've been so busy. Hopefully I'll be able to get them up before Christmas 2010.

Here's one of them:

Girl's night out

Dang it! I love these girls (minus one-Traci). We met up for a little dinner at the Texas Road House and then shopped, shopped shopped (Christmas style). I think it was 1am by the time I got home that night/morning.
And now for a little explanation. We used Kristi's camera for these pictures. We took a good sized handful of pictures while we were at the Texas Road House. Many of them included Traci. I don't know what happened but somewhere in the mix, Traci got her paws on the camera and she deleted every picture that included her pretty little mug. So we only ended up with the picture of Diane trying to use the takeout container as a bra and this picture of me and Kristi.

Well Trace......let me just remind you.......paybacks are a beast-icle. Remember, we have a birthday night coming up in about a week. It just may be your photographic nightmare. LOVE YOU!!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Our Very Merry Christmas

All right party many years has it been for us Netz-Lafittes-Carrigan-Roberts Christmas Eve party goers? You know how it works. Let's get this party started! Put on your party faces.....

And start sneaking into the food

All the kids have to take their turn on Santa's lap. Lydon's up first.

The highlight of the night was when this guy asked Santa for his new little niece to be big and healthy (this is when Jill tears up----again)

Jason's date, Shaylee (sorry honey, I know I'm spelling your name wrong-I promise to get it right next time)

Babooshka was a good sport and endured a turn.

The birthday boy has now lost that other front tooth. He can now genuinely ask for his two front teeth for Christmas.

And Brenn pointed out that he has carried on Christmas tradition of wearing this same Jazz jersey every year. Now I have to go back through my pictures and check his facts.

Aaron Jean is now as big as Santa. When did this happen?!!?

And last but not least, Baby Yo got her first ever trip to Santa's lap. Nate didn't want to sit on Santa's lap but he's gonna have to escort Kambrie until she can make it there herself.

We did a little "Happy Birthday" sing along with Santa for Chaston's birthday.

And then we all got family pictures.

Is it just me or does Grandpa Tim look like he's ready to bolt? It's ok Grandpa, Santa doesn't bite.

After Santa time is dinner time. Notice the nice new party tables and chairs!! They make for such better partying.

Then it was on to the party activities. We played this fun game that Shirlee gave us where everyone had to draw a Christmas picture on their heads.

Even Buster played along. I must be doing something right.

Our top two winners, Jason and Shaylee, each won a gorgeous pair of toe socks that they were required to immediately model (much to Jason's foot issued dismay)

Teresa gave us these super cool balloon cars for racing. We held a junior division race for the kids and a "senior" division race for the older peoples.

While all that carrying on was carrying on......this was happening in the corner

Couldn't you just dip this in sugar and eat it up!

Tradition #1: Making a "cookie" to leave out for Santa. Our Santa cookie this year is a snowman made out of donut holes, mini chocolate chips and fruit roll-ups.

I have no words for this........

Tradition #2: Making ornaments out of the pictures that were taken earlier with Santa.

I was able to steal Baby Yo away from Yo Bob at one point during the evening.
Tradition #3: The kides draw names at Thanksgiving and exchange gifts on Christmas Eve. Jason got stuff that will make his snowmobile go faster.

Bren got the very, very difficult to get a hold of Duck Hunter game.

Chase got a Jazz beanie

Kambrie got the Dr. Seuss Foot Book (the book that started this blog) and a "future blog star" outfit.

Lydon got an I-tunes card and a Subway card that came equipped with a mustard pack.

Aaron Jean got a big ole I-tunes card.

Tradition #4: Packing up some reindeer food (oatmeal and glitter) .

Tradition #5: Cheesy kids in their matchy pj picture

We had a great time, great food, lotta fun and a lotta love.

Santa warned everyone to go to bed early just in case he decided to visit their houses first so we sent everyone home, sprinkled out our riendeer food and hit the sack.

Unfortunately, Timmy had to work at the fire station on Christmas day so our morning was a bit rushed and we don't have many pictures.

This would be Lydon wondering why on earth Santa would bring a soon to be 18 year old boy a big hairy yellow rubber ball.

After Tim went to work we were off to Grandpa Bobs. Grandpa knows how to do Christmas right....with food gift certificates!!

And since I get to throw that magnificent Christmas Eve party, Buster gets to dazzle us with Christmas morning breakfast.

By 3:30 Christmas day things got awfully quiet. That's because this is how I found the boys.....