Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Christmas in Delaware - Part 4 (Miller Family)

after we left nana's we headed to mommom's house for the night.

the girls were so excited to play with each other. i just love how as they grow up, the age difference seems to become less and less. such cutie pies, these two.

i love the way lilah is looking at her daddy in this picture
2 beauties in a bucket!
uncle josh is so fun!

back and forth...
time to open presents! lilah's first present was this pair of cowgirl boots. i don't think she cared about anything else after that. she stripped out of her pajamas so she could wear them!
oh so pretty!

gianna's turn
but, we couldn't help by watch lilah. she had to get used to wearing the boots and looked hilarious doing it!
roman got a new pair of pajamas! he has always loved the pajamas that have a "jacket", meaning they button up the front. thanks mommom!
...and there was lilah, rolling around in the wrapping paper, boots still on.

gianna got a princess mirror too. 

roman loved all of his gifts, but he said that he really loved getting a case for his new iPad mini!
it seems like each year its a contest to see who can get the funniest tshirt. i think mommom won this year with this one for cj. it says "poultry in motion"

and of course, josh needed a "daddy of 2 girls" kit, so this shirt was perfect

aunt colleen's turn....
meanwhile, the girls found something to do in the dining room. (boots still on)
the next day...(boots on again), the girls were playing with mommom's doily. gianna was covering lilah up.
and then her face? who knows...at least its full of holes!
uncle josh, you certainly know how to imitate your goddaughter!

roman and toby were in heaven!

oh! my ball!
swing time!
these girls are too cute, right?
i love watching the girls together and this is so cute. mommom's windows are super low and the perfect height for them to look outside. now if i could only know what they were talking about...
mommom, thank you for having us all at your house. we love being together and we love being with you! and we are really sorry that we got you sick :(

Christmas in Maryland (Part 3 - Teat Family)

after we left mimi's we headed down to nana's house in maryland. good food and lots of fun with family...


aunt joyce and uncle gene were cuddling under the blanket...so cute!

time for the white elephant. josh is up first!
lilah had to get in there and check out the goods!

oooh, ahhh...that's a nice gift!

gianna was all like "i didn't know there would be inside bike riding here..."
for some reason, gianna was flashing nana. too many candy canes, i guess....

of course, Christmas wouldn't be complete without a silly string fight!


thanks nana for everything you do to make Christmas so special every year! we love you!


Christmas in Delaware (Part 2 - Pruitt Family)

next up was our Christmas celebration with mimi, popo, aunt maddy. aunt hettie, uncle mac, macee and rylee were there too. what a sweet time to spend with family.

the girls have an annual tradition of getting their nails done on Christmas Eve and I thought gianna was old enough to try it this year. well, we got to the chair, but that's all. she didn't want to hand over those precious fingernails to the nice lady. oh well, there's always next year!
while toby and i took roman to church on Christmas Eve, the other kids got to decorate some gingerbread men
and then santa rang the doorbell and left one present for each kid.......so exciting!
roman got legos!
gianna got a little people travel nativity set
mimi found some santa jammie pants and toby tricked mac into putting them on. so, this happened.
no, you can't ever un-see this

you're welcome!
the ugly sweater club

with the kids safely tucked into bed, we anxiously awaited the arrival of santa on Christmas morning. when we all awoke the next morning, we saw that santa had read roman's note and eaten all the cookies and drank the milk too!

santa must have had lots of help bringing all these presents inside!
gianna was the first kiddo awake and she had a good time scoping it all out while the others were slowly making their way to the tree.

finally...present time!
what did santa bring roman?

and what did gianna get from the big man?
one of roman's favorites was a big red diamond...something he has been wanting for a while now.
and gianna got her very own "scuff" so she doesn't have to borrow momma's scarf
mimi sure does spoil her grandbabies! look at all these presents...

roman is loving his new iPad mini
macee got a new camera and was practicing on the kids...
aren't these great pics?

gianna got a little bit of cuddle time in with mimi before we left on Christmas afternoon.
even though we brought the stomach bug up and infected 95% of our family members, we still had a great time and loved every minute at mimi's house! thank you, mimi, popo and aunt maddy for all the fun, food and family time. we love you SO very much!