Monday, December 27, 2010

What a wonderfully simple Christmas

Edited slightly as I forgot two of Ms. Grace's gifts :o)

We had a wonderful time celebrating. Christmas Eve we spent with Brian's parents.
Michael, Casey, and Peyton each got their own shovel for working in the yard with Daddy this spring.
Grace got a Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Tea Set, it is adorable.
Brian got a remote control helicopter
I got a pretty blue cast iron dutch oven.

Christmas Morning the boys slept till 7:30! We woke up and just as we started on stockings my parents arrived to watch the boys open their gifts. Perfect timing.
I got to do my stocking first while everyone watched. Brian did a great job filling it. A new coffee mug, a hooded sweatshirt, some garden clogs, garden gloves and a reed diffuser. For my gift (it has yet to arrive) I got a little video camcorder (similar to flip)
Brian's stocking had a Boundary Bay hooded sweatshirt. Something he has been asking for for awhile now and a Boundary Bay glass. For his gift he got a new fishing reel.
The boys stockings were filled with an assortment of goodies.
Graces Stocking had a pretty pair of pink sparkly sketchers and a toy phone.

Michael's gift as a bible that he has been asking for for months and he LOVES it.
Casey got a zhu zhu hamster
Peyton got his Alphie and loves it.
Grace got a baby doll she can take in the bath.
Michael and Casey also got a marble launcher toy.

They got walkie talkies from the Rutter Grandparents, and a toy that you stand on and pedal. My parents did a family gift for us of one adult 3 day hopper pass for our upcoming family event to Disneyland in June! Can't wait for that.
Grace got a beautiful rocking chair (cracker barrel) and a little people dance and twirl castle from Grandma and Grandpa Rutter.

Casey's Birthday Party was yesterday
From Auntie Coley, Uncle Mark, Isa and Kai he got a Buzz Lightyear Operation game
From Aunt Betsy, Uncle Ben, Emma and Jonathon he got a Cars sticker book
From Grandma and Grandpa Rutter he got a real tool set and golf hole to build with the real tool set.
From Grandma and Grandpa Bender he got a remote control stunt car.
I am saving our gift for his actual birthday.

I even got my birthday present early from my parents Photoshop 8! Can't wait to start using it.


Brandon and Kari + 1 said...

Sounds like you had a great Christmas!!

LVS G'MA said...

start using it now and post some pictures!!!!
i forgot, casey also gets a character meal from uncle kevin but i knew you hadn't told them yet so i was going to wait then forgpt

LVS G'MA said...

oh i should have added that it was so much fun watching the kids with their goodies
grace was a lot of fun rocking away
and listening to michael read from his bible