Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas At Our House

Our Christmas festivities began Christmas Eve with AJ and daddy attending lunch with Papa Mike, Uncle Matt, Great Grandpa Ed, Great Uncle Brian, and second cousin Corbin. Check out four generations of Hastings: AJ, Andy, Papa Mike, and Great Grandpa Ed. We continued celebrating over dinner and gifts with Nana Ann's side of the family Christmas Eve night. Then, mom and dad worked late into the night wrapping presents and finishing up gifts as AJ slept.

Christmas morning AJ was excited to round the corner and be greeted by Thomas! And yes that is AJ sitting in Thomas wearing his Thomas PJ's, with his Thomas robe, and his Thomas shoes.

AJ joyfully opened each present and spent some time playing with each new treasure before moving on to the next surprise. Daddy's remote control dump truck was a big hit, but Papa's John Deere tricycle stole the show once we got to Nana and Papa's. AJ's new tool belt came in handy opening presents the rest of the morning. Check out AJ sporting his new flight jacket as he rode his Deere around in the snow!

Other highlight's for AJ this Christmas were riding Papa's John Deere Gator at daddy's work Christmas Eve and his John Deere Gator toy and Gator book. I'm starting to notice a pattern here...

Mom's favorite AJ gifts were his educational puzzles and Curious George themed gifts. Mom was spoiled this year with her baking/pie recipe books, fun ceramic pie pan, pastry mat, her much desired new cake stand, baby Abby clothes, long awaited curtain tie backs, Starbucks/JoAnn's/Target/Costco/Jason's Deli gift cards, and the most elegant pendant ever! Andy's parents designed this gorgeous pendent with rubies for AJ, garnet for Abby, and a pearl for Andy and I! It was the most amazing, symbolic gift a mother could receive! After opening gifts at Nana and Papa's, we headed over to Corbin's for more yummy food and festivities. We were exhausted by Christmas night!


Jessaca said...

I want to have Christmas at your house! It looks so fun! Start making pies!

Katlyn said...

Wow it sounds like an amazing Christmas! I love your necklace.

Unknown said...

I know two little boys, who also got the Thomas pop up tent! Hope you all had a Merry Christmas!