We started off our Saturday morning with a yummy breakfast at our church.
The Primary kids sang a few Christmas songs for us. Ryan was more than happy that he was too old to join the group. Jack played a piano solo "Go tell it on the mountain".
Mia and Surie
Surprise visit from Santa!
We finished off the day with a yummy dinner and Christmas party at Jeff's and Rae's house.
Zach, Griffin and Nixon
Hadley and the newest baby cousin--Oliver. Isn't he the sweetest thing ever?
Noah, Ryan and Jack
Christmas came early this year with a gift exchange with Nan and Papa. Nan got all of the younger kids Pillow Pets, thinking the older kids wouldn't want them. She quickly learned that you're never too old for a Pillow Pet!
Mia shows off her new Ladybug Pillow Pet, purse and coat
Griffin loved his puppy dog Pillow Pet and Thomas the Train book
Morgan got a bumblebee Pillow Pet and Barbie fairy
Hadley loves her panda bear Pillow Pet and Christmas watch
Ryan got a new Lego set and homemade blanket
Jack was so excited about his new green sweater that he had to put it on right away. He also loved his new book "The Lost Hero" (aka "the best book ever!") and the new amp'd idog.
Proving that gifts made with love are always best. . . their absolute favorite present was the handmade pillow case with their name embroidered on the edge that Nan made for each grandchild.
Nan and Papa with 14 of their 18 grandchildren