December 29, 2012

Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve our family gets dressed up and we each open one present.  The present is always a soft new pair of pajamas, and everyone is always thrilled.

Most of us still had a head cold and stomach virus, so it was a pretty mellow evening.  We missed the festivities at the Pueblo, and accidentally burned the dinner that no one felt well enough to eat, but it was a nice night none the less.

Here are a few pictures from our evening. 

For some reason, whenever I try to take a picture of Simone, this is one of her first poses.  It's something she does a lot.  It's ever so fun when she's curled up on the mat in front of the stove while I'm trying to make dinner ;-p

A lesson finally learned: Don't ask children to smile for a picture unless you want them all making the same goofy face for the rest of the pictures!

Youngest first!  This year Quinn devised some sort of "fair" method for picking who got to open the first gift, but at the last minute decided that it was most "fair' for the youngest to go first.  Sweet kid, that one.


Nichola couldn't get her present open because the tape was so well adhered to the box.  Quinn finally had to open it with his pocket knife, and was ever so careful to not open the box and spoil it for her.

All cozy in their new PJs.  The girls went straight to bed (awaiting Santa), and Quinn stayed up to help finish wrapping, fill stockings, and write a letter to the girls from Santa's elf.


Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Very sweet pictures despite the upset systems. The glow shimmers.

Babetta Popoff said...

Oh my gosh Aimee, they are so big and beautiful!!!
Made my heart gush a bit remembering their little selves digging in the dirt at our place!
Much love and happy new year!!!

Holly J said...

Awww, you always have the prettiest tree, no matter where you are!

These pictures made me feel old on my birthday, haha. And remind me of a time when our Christmas pictures looked like these but with reversed hair colors :).

Glad y'all had a beautiful and mellow Christmas <3.

Jenna Gayle said...

Such sweet kids :) And your pictures are absolutely beautiful!