Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas Eve Morning

The Christmas Tree before the carnage began. Cadence loved Grammie's tree because it was full of CANDY!! And she had full access to the tree and could pull off whatever she wanted. Every one year old's dream.

Waking up Uncle Shannon on Christmas morning. She was oblivious to all the unwrapped presents sitting in front of the tree.

Once we turned the tree lights on, she saw the tricycle first and loved it.
She also got this baby with it's own carrier that she can carry the baby in.
She wanted to push the baby in her new "car".

Finally Daddy put her in the car. And this is where she lived the rest of the day with everyone taking turns pushing her around the house.

Uncle Luke and Aunt April with their new borch swing (the biggest present of the year)

Her Minnie Mouse backpack was to take when we go to Disney later in the week.

Papa cleaning up the paper.

Aunt Elizabeth was showing Cadence how the magnetic numbers stick to the refridgerator. She had more fun throwing them on the floor.

Presents from Mimi and Grandpa Keith.

Here is Cadence with all the presents she scored over Christmas. Doesn't she look so happy with all her new stuff??

Christmas Eve at Gran and Pop's

You couldn't possibly have Christmas Eve without enough red meat for everyone. Here is this year's pile waiting to go the grill.

Here's Gran dipping up the shrimp so that the evening can be complete with both Steak and Shrimp. By this point in the day, Cadence was a pro at opening presents and was ripping the paper and tissue paper out and then going straight onto the next present. She didn't really get that the point wasn't the paper shredding but the gift inside the paper. Maybe next year we'll understand a little more.

This was the tag on our present from Katie and Rylee. I love it.

Gran opening her new glasses. And the relish dish that "mysteriously" disappeared. I wonder who took that thing?!?! We'll never tell!!!!!

Aunt April with Shae

Rocky and Angie

Playing with Kagan.

Uncle Shannon had the job of putting together the high chair/bouncy seat/swing from GiGi and Poppa
Cadence helped him...
As did April............
And Elizabeth.............
Finally a completed high chair for her new baby.

Grammie and Papa

The Great Grands

And could Christmas Eve be complete without this picture?? I don't think so.