Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas Chaos

What's a Christmas celebration with children without a little chaos when the gift unwrapping begins?

-Evan, no, that's Landon's present!
-Evan, don't take the ornaments off the tree!
-Evan, look at the camera and smile! No, don't run away!
-Dan, wake up!
-Uh oh, where's Evan?

We got together with the O'Neil-Bailey family the week before Christmas, and had a fabulous celebration with yummy food (Mis - I need that chicken soup recipe, and Fran - anytime you want to bring the peppermint cheesecake I'm there!). Here are a few shots from the festivities.

Unwrapping is a Team Sport

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I'm not sure which one of them is more excited.

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Evan is no match for Aunt Mis, child wrangler.

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One of my favorites, when Fran opened the restored photo of her parents.

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On Christmas Eve, we went to my parents' house. Evan puts on his game face.

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Liam works his adorable baby pose.

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"Yeah, yeah, Grandma, you pose for the camera, I got better things to do."

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"Including overwhelming my Dad with my cuteness."

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I look forward to this age when they will smile when you ask - most of the time.

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It's not all fun and games. Someone has to do dishes. What do you mean, help? Taking pictures is helping, right?

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What, giving 'the look' isn't helpful?

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Mama Hugs. Thanks, Andie for taking this! Hands down, one of my favorites.

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