Fort Worth Not-Christmas

We stayed in Fort Worth for another week after Christmas. Here are the things we did. They were mostly involving playing with the Christmas gifts.

Posing in front of the fireplace.
Where 90% of posed pictures taken in my parents
house for the past 29 years have happened.

Checking out all of Granna's ornaments.

An army of tiny dinosaurs.

And then they blew them all down!

Reading with Uncle Josh.

Finding Granna's fingers under the door!

Wearing a silly hat while pretending to be a marching band.

And then a whole bunch of playing in the front yard with Grandude...

Then he enjoyed playing with the bungee
cord in the back of Grandude's truck.

And spotting himself in the window.

One day he decided he wanted to look at all of his gifts again.

And some stuff I made...

I totally showed that almond bark who was boss. (Dipped pretzel rods, regular pretzels, mini cinnamon sticks, oreo bark and chocolate and regular peppermint bark.)

This held my uncle's gift card to... Lowe's.

This was my grandmother's greeting card sorter.
I got the box at The Container Store.

Then I made the dividers and sorted out her cards for her.
I'm really happy with how it came out!

Fort Worth Christmas

I uploaded these while in Fort Worth, but totally forgot I hadn't posted them yet. So here's the other half of Christmas. The one in Fort Worth with my fam.

Christmas Eve in the old man pajamas that I love!

I could not possibly fit more in that stocking.

Checking out his loot. Those cute crayon books are like I Spy books and are still in the dollar section at Target if you're interested.

Bag o' Dinosaurs. No clue why I bought it.
Clearance after Halloween.

Showing Daddy his Sesame Street characters.
Clearance after Easter (?)

Watching the Disney Christmas parade with Granna

He loved it!

Doing one of the crayon books with Grandude.
And pointing with his foot. Of course.

My parents just got a new dining table (like three days before Christmas) and it's one of those tall ones. So my dad made this sweet platform for my grandmother so she could join us.

Story time with Uncle Jack
He was reading the original Yes, Virginia letter that
had been re-published in the paper that day.

Hanging out with Uncle Josh and Aunt Ashley

Very much enjoying his microphone... quickly given to him
first to keep him busy while the gifts were being passed out.

He remembered how to open gifts from Christmas #1.

My dad in his dorkopotamus (like hippopotamus)
earphones to protect his ears while shooting guns.

He LOVED his Dinosaur Train from Josh and Ashley

Getting a little help from Josh opening his annual box-o-books, a gift that I got from my mom every year growing up that I LOVED so am continuing the tradition.

Discussing his gift from Grammy with her... play food to go in the...

This things is SO cute and he l-o-v-e-s it!

First train set

My mom got Jon and I pillow pets.
This is their first of many showdowns.

Relaxing with Daddy after all the gifts were open.
On the A&M pillow pet, I might say.

Grinnin' with Granna

The fam.

Back in the old man pajamas Christmas night.

And Emily, as you are one of the few people I know that regularly looks at the blog, I'm sorry that you are the only one not included in this post. SORRY! You are still loved! :)

Christmas Part One

We had Christmas with Jon's family on the Thursday before Christmas, since we were heading out of town and so was his aunt.

Just a cute picture from that morning.

Holding the gift I made for Jon's mom.

Just a little hopping before dinner.

Like me growing up... the only one still at the
table when everyone else was done eating.

The girls were very excited to open their gift from us.

They got the same thing they got last year... costumes
that I bought at 90% off clearance after Halloween!

Jake didn't quite get "opening presents" at first.
We had to help him with the first few.

Then he got the hang of it.

He got a fun dinosaur that roars and opens
its mouth when you squeeze the tail.

Aunt Candice got him some super cute dinosaur
pajamas that came with this funny mask.

He loved his Dinosaur Train (tv show) search and find book.

The girls started putting on their costumes right away.
Right over their clothes.

The fortune teller/gypsy costume was actually an
adult one, but I knew it would still work and be super cute.

Opening his stocking.

Jake enjoyed the costumes too.