Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Finally - Christmas Photos

As I said earlier today, Son and his family were with us this past weekend to share a late Christmas.

There was the traditional "pickle" hunt. We actually had 2 - one for G3, G4 and Girlie and one just for G5 since it was his first year to hunt the pickle. G3 found the pickle the first go-round and G5, of course, found it the second time.

All four shared in decorating a gingerbread boy, a gingerbread house and each one made a snowman's head.

Of course there were gifts. Girlie had a special gift for G1's girlfriend.

G3, G4 and Girlie all got marshmallow guns.

Even though it was pretty cold on Saturday, they had a good time shooting marshmallows. Our dogs actually cleaned some of them up which really surprised AD and me. Elliott, Smoke and Dani have never liked marshmallows!

G3 and G4 tried out the "red-neck" Wii game they gave AD for Christmas.

All the kids wanted a ride in AD's newest vehicle. Girlie had to wait  for her turn and she was really anxious for her ride. I coaxed her over to look at some cattle that were close to our fence promising I'd watch for her Papa to get back with her older brothers so she could have her ride.

Of course there was food.

Son insisted he was just going to rest his eyes. After just a few minutes his sister put the Grinch doll on his shoulder and AD added the elf hat. Of course that said "photo op" to me.

Son should count himself lucky though. Make-up could have been added!

So now I'm in the process of getting all the Christmas decorations away for another 10 months or so, then we'll do it all again.


  1. Lovely! Worth the wait! And your son is lucky! I would have added bright red lipstick to the picture! :D

  2. It looks like everybody had a great Christmas. Marshmallow guns make great gifts. Nice pic of son asleep. You know being a blogger makes you a journalist and so you have not just a right but a responsibility as a citizen to take such pictures and post them on the internet. That is one reason Al Gore invented the internet.

  3. What a great time!! That spread of food looks wonderful. The little one is so adorable... Well, have fun putting everything away. Looks like you've collected some pretty nice memories.

  4. What great pictures of a special, fun time. I can tell your family has a really good time. I especially loved the picture of all of them with the caps!!! The food spread looks awesome and yummy. Isn't Christmas the absolute best??!!! I think so.

  5. Looks like you all had a great time. I love family get-to-gethers.

  6. Cute Cute Cute!

    Glad you finally got the pictures to load so we could see all the funness!

    We are off to AZ today from several days in El Paso...

  7. Looks like y'all had a blast.
    Yeah, I learned at an early age not to fall asleep around my family LOL what a great picture

  8. That looks like a fun Christmas! I love the hats with ears :) Ii gave marshmallow guns last Christmas and it was really a fun gift! I got one for Aubrey and he shoots them out to Todd & Lucy. It is weird that dogs like Marshmallows but that is what we taught our dogs to catch with.

    Oh - and to answer your question - yes Canton, TX. Have you been? I have been trying to research it but can't find anyone who has actually been. Is it mostly crafts or antiques? How are the prices?

  9. Oh, we love marshmallow guns, the dogs too. Looks like a great day. The spread on the table looooooks good! Have a great day.

  10. You've had 2 christmas's how lucky are you, kids looked like they had a wonderful time even if it was cold the youngsters just don't feel it.

  11. What a lovely celebration! Everyone looks so happy. I think about the life and memories you are making for your newest grandchildren and tear up. God bless you, your son and his wife.

    Your Friend,

  12. Another day of fun and food at granny's house!

  13. Dont you know how much your family LOVES To come to your house? So awesome!

  14. OG looks like you had a blast. Very cute grandkids =)

  15. Good Morning Sweetie...
    Oh what a beautiful Christmas celebration. I mean who said you have to celebrate one particular day each year. We can have many celebrations. Anytime family gets together, it is a wonderful celebration. I love it.

    Love the pickle tradition. We added that just this year. The kids sure have fun looking don't they?

    Marshmallow guns hu? I haven't seen those yet. Now that might be a gun the kids could have fun with and my two youngest look about the ages of some of yours there. I will keep that on my list for birthdays coming up, what a deal.

    I hear you are having some mighty cold weather there in Oklahoma. I don't miss it. I will keep the sun and warmer temps here. I just never liked the cold. Stay warm sweet friend.

    Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

  16. It looks like everyone had a great time.
    That photo of your son looks like our sons after finishing off all that food.
    How funny and yes he is lucky.
    Your grand kids are so cute.
    Have a great weekend.

  17. LOL, cute pics. Love the kid-lings ... they are darling. Glad you all had a beautiful visit.

    Have a beautiful PS weekend.
    TTFN ~
    Hugs, Marydon

  18. It looks like Christmas was a success and I love the family photo..the kids with their hats; quite precious!
    and the food? YUM!!!

  19. It looks like a really nice Christmas! Cute Grandkids! Great "Elf"! LOL!

    I just popped over from Bobbi's blog about adding music - I shut my speakers off myself, enough noise around here, without adding to it. It also slows the download down.

  20. Love the pictures, esp. the one of your son in an Elf hat!!! That should be framed and given next year as a joke gift! Love the tradition of finding the pickle, that was new to us when our daughter married into a German family in 1999. Your buffet looked beautiful and all my favorites!

  21. What great photos. I was smiling through the entire post.

  22. What a fun day....even if it was cold, but oh well. In Oklahoma, our Januarys are cold!


  23. Looks like you had a blast! My son had a marshmallow gun when he was younger! What fun!

  24. Such happy faces!
    Looks like EVERYONE had a good time.