On Tuesday we drove up here to Ironwood, where we had a second (belated) Christmas with Grandpa, Aunt Christy, Aunt Abbey, Uncle Benjamin, AnnaMarie, Katie Jane, and Hikaru. The kids have been having lots of fun playing together, and of course, opening presents was a blast, too. Mostly it has just been fun to spend time all together and enjoy each others' company.
And here it is, New Years' Eve! I can't believe 2009 is over already! Happy New Year, everybody! Here are a couple (ok...a lot...) of pictures to celebrate!
Our boys in front of our tree at home:
Ryan in front of some presents on Christmas morning:
Opening stocking stuffers! They were a big hit!
He really loved that headlamp!
And of course, Calvin loved his, too!
Ryan loves this great big walking roaring dinosaur. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa!
Trying out his new Lightening McQueen slippers at Grandpa Moore's house:
And Calvin LOVES, ABSOLUTELY LOVES his rocking dog!
Katie getting very very excited about her pony:
Benjamin lovin' his new Rubik's cube:
Calvin absconding with Ryan's new soccer ball:
Michael and me opening some presents:
Christy and Benjamin opening presents with Katie and Calvin:
Ryan with a present, and Baby Jane stealing Abbey's candy cane. Ryan did this pose with every present:
AnnaMarie and the girls:
Ryan and Katie with their stockings:
Ryan's favorite present was his toy shaving kit. He was already Michael's "shaving buddy", which meant he stood there and got to put soap on his face, but now he gets to pretend to REALLY shave with Michael, and he is so excited every morning! It's really cute to watch. Here he is trying it our for the first time, trying to do it just like his daddy!
He makes this very serious face every time:
Looking at Michael, double checking that he's doing it right:
And I just love these pictures of Calvin with his Aunt Danica. He really loves her a lot!
Thanks everybody for a great Christmas and New Years! We love you!