Early on Christmas morning, I woke up and went out to see if the kids were awake. Nope! Everyone was sound asleep. I took advantage of these quiet moments and snapped a few pics of the tree, some ornaments and 2 nativities before the excitement began...
Once we finally got some kids up and moving (it STILL baffles me that we had to WAKE them up on Christmas!!!!!!) -- well, MOST of them got up... Jakob couldn't be bothered to get up. So here are a few of the cousins sitting on the steps waiting to come up and check out the loot that Santa brought...
After Joshy examined everything, he ran back downstairs to get Jakob...so here they are...looking sleepy, but happy!
|Drew got his wish of getting his very own DS. Now he can play with the big dogs.|
|colorful candy canes just make it so much more fun!|
|this little sweetie slept through it all!|
|my two blue-eyed heartbreakers|
After grabbing some lunch we headed down to the basement for a gift opening extravaganza! When you have a big family...and this was only about 1/2 of the Hansons...it can take a while to open all those gifts! But it's so fun to spend time together and enjoy watching the little ones' excitement!
|My sister in law made these awesome wood blocks for the kids to use while playing cards - there are slits cut in the top for them to put their cards... little hands sometimes have a hard time holding cards ya know? genius!|
|Heather has a friend who crocheted these hats...had to grab a pic of all 3 of them together!|
|Uncle Todd and the Notorious Drew 'n Boots|
|He was napping most of the time...but joined us toward the very end...so I had to snap a pic! I miss his faux hawk!|