Friday, January 2, 2009

A New Year already!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I can't believe how time has flown by so fast and we are already at a new year. 2009!! Wow! Well, I hope that all had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Well for Christmas we were up at Mat's parent's house. They do a big Christmas Eve dinner. We were able to be with almost all of his family. It was nice for the kids to play with their cousins and enjoy Christmas Eve with them. We had to threaten Daxton to be good or else we were going to call Santa up and tell him that he couldn't come to our house. Mat's sister Stephanie's boyfriend said that he had Santa's number on speed dial on his phone and that we could use it if we needed to. We didn't have to many other problems the rest of the evening with him. He was so excited for Santa to come. That night he and his cousin Landon got things ready for Santa. They went outside and laid out some food on the snowy lawn for the reindeer to find the house. Mat's sister Emily had gotten the reindeer food for Christmas from a neighbor friend. So the little boys did that and then set out the plate of cookies and turned off the fireplace so that Santa wouldn't hurt his bum. It was really cute.

Here is Mat so excited for his gifts that I had gotten him. Plus, he was being a dork and being just Mat. I love him though.
Doesn't Corbin look so excited for Christmas?!?! He really was excited. It was fun to watch him open up presents. I know that next year he will have caught onto the whole idea and be really excited.
I love this picture of Daxton. He was so funny. He told Santa that he wanted a house for Christmas and a guitar. Well, Santa got him the guitar, and when Daxton opened it up he was so excited that after that he said that he wanted to go home. He's so funny. But here is Daxton jammin' to his guitar. It's a Backyardigans guitar and he loves to play it. He's a goof.

With Mat's family they do a little thing called the ELF. Where one of Santa's elves will "come down" and give the kids a pair of new pajamas on Christmas Eve. Mat and I have kept this tradition. The kids love it. Here are our boys in their new pajamas from the ELF. Hayden was tired and Corbin was more interested in what was going on around him and Daxton just wouldn't look at the camera.