This year we have been in OKC for the record breaking blizzard. There were 14 inches of snow that fell while we were here. We have had a great time cooking, eating, and just enjoying family and the snow. It was blowing so hard on Christmas Eve that you couldn't even go outside. The kids were dying to get out there, but had to wait until today.
First stop in OKC was a visit to see Santa. CT wanted some DS games, KG wanted a princess blanket and a surprise, and Deacon was just trying to figure out who this guy was. :) He did good sitting on his lap.
Nana had a fix your own trail mix buffet. Deacon was the first to get in on the action. :) This is 6 of the 9 grandkids.
Deacon entertaining Aunt Judi and Aunt Melanie.
Austin loved his new cousin Deacon. There were several wrestling matches that took place.
KG hanging out with Uncle Greg.
Cousin Riggs borrowing CT's DS.
CT excited to see Grandma made it in.
The calm before the madness!
Three Wise Guys!! :)
We read the Christmas Story while the kids reenacted. Deacon was not quite sure he wanted to be a shepherd.
Here he is sure that he didn't want to. We don't know why he started crying.
Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, The Angel, and Shepherds. KG was missing. She fell asleep and did not wake up in a very good mood.
Daddy led us in some Christmas Carols.
All 9 grandkids.
Daddy with his siblings and spouses. Me, T, Melanie, Don, Stephanie, and Greg.
Deacon got to open presents first because he is the youngest. He was super excited with each one. :)
Next was KG's turn. She got a lot of Hannah Montana stuff. :)
CT got to go next. He was ready to tear into those gifts!
Papa was handing out $1 bills for how old you are. Deacon was not going to get left out of this. He weaseled his way up to the front. :) KG came down figuring out what was going on, and asked where the line started. ha!
Here is part of the the Blizzard of 09. Very thankful not to be out in it.
CT's Letter to Santa. "Dear Santa, I know you are always busy and I want a DS Game for Christmas. Dear Colter"
The loot from Santa. We open gifts from family on Christmas Eve, and then Santa comes that night to leave his gifts.
Coming down to see what Santa left.
Whoo Hoo DS games and a game chair. How did Santa know?
KG with her cupcake maker.
Deacon not quite sure what all this early morning fuss is about.
Oh a NEW toy!! I love it!! He has played with it all afternoon.
Deacon digging into his stocking.
Papa was excited about the monkey bread for breakfast. He didn't even have time to find a glass. :)
Finally it was time to get to go out and play in the snow!!
This one stayed in and got into everybody's stuff. He did get to go out for a little bit later.
KG throwing a snowball.
Landry and KG making snow angles.