Saturday, December 27, 2008

NOW! Christmas in Pictures!

Christmas morning - ready to see what Santa brought - sans babies!
*looking at the above picture will give you an idea of how small Wilson is - he and Mills (the first one on the left) are 6 weeks apart in age!
Our Christmas Eve activity - making light catcher ornaments - the big kids had a blast!











Aunt Ellen and big boy Stanton - he is only 2 weeks younger than Henderson -- they are both GREAT babies!





The little boys and me - they're about worn out!



Aunt Ellen and Wilson - the only time he's still enough for pictures is when he has his "ba ba"


Nana and GrandDaddy Bud



Before the chaos began! It actually was quite calm, considering 7 children, 6 adults and 313,857 toys!!!!!



Leaving food out for the Reindeer (and that's rain, not snow!)



Getting ready to throw out Reindeer food in the rain



Wilson and Mills - good buddies


Emma Claire and her Santa gift - according to her it's the biggest doll house she has EVER SEEN!!!



Henderson and his Santa gift!



Do you think we had enough stuff?

Henderson laying with his buddy, drinking his bottle

Wilson and Emma Claire being "BIG" helpers



Breakfast Casserole


We are home now and rapidly taking down Christmas - the house is such a mess, but I'm taking a break to share our pictures! In a little while, we are going to some friends of ours for a Christmas Tree Burning Party/ Fish Fry/ Hayride - hopefully the rain will hold off and we can continue to enjoy this warm December weather!


4 comments:

Sue said...

Great pictures! Carter loves his music table like the one Henderson got from Santa. I think I got it for him last spring and he STILL plays with it. I just think they love music at that age!

Tara said...

Looks like you all had a great Christmas! Isn't it great sitting around with all of the family?!

Allyson@House of Stephens said...

Thanks for the sweet comment. I feel the same way.

Christmas day looks like a wonderful tradition that you and the kids will always remember! How did you keep all the toys separated though? Once all of ours are out of the wrapping paper, the boxes get opened and stuff scatters everywhere. We always end up missing something. Not to mention that they usually end up liking one of their siblings

Your family(ies) are precious and your love for the Lord multiplies that!

Have a very Happy New Year!

Love,
Allyson

Allyson@House of Stephens said...

Sorry, part of my sentence got cut off because the publish button got pushed before I was finished.

The last sentence in the second paragraph was supposed to read:

"Not to mention that they usually end up liking one of their siblings gifts better than their own -- and then a 'fight' breaks out, we have lots of tears and one of our often-repeated lessons on sharing!"

Will's side of the family

Will's side of the family

Kellie's side of the family (minus a few)

Kellie's side of the family (minus a few)

How we REALLY like to dress!

How we REALLY like to dress!

Lots of Love!

Lots of Love!

Best Friends!

Best Friends!

Children being children!

Children being children!