We had SUCH a nice Christmas this year. A few days before Christmas we got the fun surprise of Scott's sister Andrea and her family coming in from Pennsylvania. It was fun to see the kids having fun with all their cousins and great to spend a little time with Dean and Andrea.
Every year we have a big Christmas Eve party with all the Hilton's (meaning Scott's Grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and so on) and this year we got to have it at our house. I LOVED spending Christmas Eve at home.
Everyone had a lot of fun, but Bryce really loved playing with everyone.
Once everyone had gone home and the kids were asleep it was time to get everything ready for Christmas morning. Scott and I were up till 4am wrapping presents and whatnot.
Christmas morning the kids were all up and ready for presents, but we decided to let Brycey sleep in. Look at how big those kids are getting! I can hardly believe a few short years ago this was our Christmas morning picture:
Oh look Alan got a ZuhZuh pet.
A present for Mommy.
Ummm this picture says a lot about what the boys got... Batman, Ironman, Buzz, Woody. What more could they want. The kids also all got Leapsters and I LOVE THEM. I got a crazy good deal in them. I had actually gone to Wal-mart at mid-night on Black Friday to try to get a few for $25 each, but then a week before Christmas the Leapster website had a HUGE sale and I got bundle packs that made them more like $20 each. I felt pretty awesome about getting a better deals than the crazy ladies at Walmart who snapped at me and gave me death stares for even looking in the general direction of the Leapsters at Walmart.
Bryce finally woke up and thought Christmas morning was AWESOME! It was fun that he was such a big boy for his first Christmas. In his little baby way he knew what was going on and found it all very exciting.
Right after Halloween we got the boys a few costumes on clearance and saved then for Christmas.
All the boys had a lot of fun playing dress up.
And I do mean all the boys.
I really liked having Christmas on a Saturday. It made the whole weekend feel like on big celebrations. We spent a lot of time with family and it was nice to have all the fun festive Christmas stuff in Saturday and then Church on Sunday to really bring the focus back to what it is all about.
We hope you all had a Very Merry Christmas!