Thursday, January 29, 2009

Christmas Day at the Draegers and Matt's - 12/25/08




We got up Christmas morning and found this pile in our living room! Santa definitely stopped by to see Zoe. Zoe had some breakfast, while she made funny faces at mommy. She was definitely getting in to the spirit of the day! What a little ham!
After breakfast we got ready to go to the Draegers for a chili lunch and spending time with some family. My mom was in charge of most of the food - I volunteered to bring mini cornbread muffins - I got up quite early and made dozens of them all morning - I love my convection oven - it makes the first batch and the last batch just as yummy!

Matt, Tanya, Shawn and my mom were at my grandparents house, along with our grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins! It was a full house - and it quickly got real warm in there! Zoe sported her dress again today - she was looking so cute. I think she got over heated though because after we ate I noticed her upper arms and thighs were beat red and hot to the touch. It kind of freaked me out - but she doesn't like to be too hot anymore than I do so I understood. We stripped her down and put her in a more comfortable outfit and that seemed to do the trick.
Four generations of ladies!

After things wrapped up at my grandparents we decided to head to my brothers house so we could do our gift exchange with my mom. This is typically the day that we reserve to be with my mom and it's a really nice tradition.

There was one more announcement that had to be made on this lovely day as well. Matt and Tanya are now engaged to be married. Matt popped the question on Christmas Eve and Tanya said yes. We are very excited for them and can't wait for the wedding!

We got to my brother's house and did presents right away. Both kids were chomping at the bit - and I mean Shawn and my brother! Hehe!

Tanya had not given Shawn his big present yet so that was fun to see him open up - he got an art easel and all the fixins (paper, pens, pencils, scissors, the whole nine) He was very excited.

Zoe opened up some presents too - of course there was a strong Elmo theme, as usual. Grandma Sharon got in on the action too! And if you can believe it Uncle Matt even got a present or two!

Zoe had some more fun opening gifts and then playing with the boxes and tissue paper. We all could have saved ourselves lots of money and just got the paper and boxes! Oh well!

After the gifting was over we thought it would be a good idea to play guitar hero. Rob and I have never tried it so we thought it might be fun. I was horrible at it but it was a great time. We had a great day with family!

































































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