Thursday, January 13, 2011

Our First Christmas

I know it's been a few weeks, but I'm finally ready to blog about Christmas.  It took awhile to go through the pictures and narrow it down to just a "few".  We decided to stay home for the girls' first Christmas and invited anyone who was available to come over to celebrate.  We were so lucky that several of our family members were able to make definitely made our first Christmas a memorable one.

Christmas morning...I thought about making the gifts look nice and neat, but that would have taken some work.

Grandma and Toby anxiously waiting for the babies to wake up!  Actually, Toby probably didn't care whether or not the babies woke up, but he never leaves Grandma's side.

Layla was the first awake...she must have known Santa paid us a visit.

Already trying out one of their gifts and looking forward to the others!

The Zaman cousins were so sweet to help the girls open their presents.  Don't worry, they got some good loot too!  

Layla is just getting started.

She is loving her new instruments.  She's so musical!

Jenna: "Let me give those things a whirl!"

Layla: "Hey, you'll never believe what I got!"

Jenna: "What do you mean this one isn't mine?"

Jenna: "That's okay, this one looks better anyway!"

Group effort

This one is awesome!!!  Thanks Aunt Vanna, Uncle Ushey, and all our cousins!

Layla showing Pop her new toy.

When the presents were all opened, Grandma and Lolli got busy in the kitchen.

Aunt Delo helping Jenna try out another new toy.

Pop was entertaining the bunch with his awesome music and apps!

Well, here's half of the Zaman family.  We're so glad they made the trip from Arkansas.

Granddaddy and Kimo logging some TV time...either football or the Christmas Story, I'm sure!

Dinner's ready!  Yes, those are disposable pans...we went for the casual look, after all, it was all about the babies this year!

Oh, here are the rest of them!  Love, love, love them!

We were so happy Uncle Tony and Aunt Devin stopped by for a visit!

 Cousin Alisa is such a big help...wait a minute...she's a gymnast and stronger than all of us combined...

...that's better!

The Dzialo clan...didn't get a picture of the Daniel clan (must've been sleeping!)

With Aunt Marilyn and JC, who I didn't get any pictures of, we had 22 loved ones (19 human and 3 dogs) under one roof.  I can't think of a better way to have spent Layla and Jenna's First Christmas!

1 comment:

  1. such a fun, fun christmas!!! you are going to love having that wagon this spring! we use ours all the time!!! i found the perfect little backpack at target that fits on the back of one of the seats nicely and is just the right size for park/walk necessities. here's the link: they still have them with the eddie bauer travel stuff in the baby section.