Friday, January 9, 2009

Christmas at Home

I think this is the first year that the kids got up on Christmas before Kent and I did. It was 7 am so they didn't do too bad. ;)
As part of everyone's gifts, I made matching pjs for the whole family. The boys pants are all a little big and have to be resized but they LOVE having matching pants with daddy.

Ben is ready to get started.

Madisyn's brothers gave her a new cowgirl outfit for her new American Girl doll.

Ty has really been enjoying his new Klean Kanteen water bottle and Narnia movie.

Griffin wants to know "What's next?".

Ben needed some help getting his new truck out of the packaging - heck! Mommy needed some help. LOL

Richardson Family Christmas

This year we planned to meet on the Saturday before Christmas to do our annual celebration. Unfortunately, Mom came down with a stomach bug so the date was pushed back. We had an excellent meal and then we started a new tradition - decorating a Gingerbread house. It was lots of fun!

Back Row: Uncle Justin, Aunt Kristen, Aunt Robin, Uncle Billy, Kent, Stacy

Front Row: Griffin, Madisyn, Mimi, Raegen, Granddaddy, Ben, and Ty

Then one with just the grand kids.

Even Raegen got in on the fun. I think he got to be pretty good at sneaking a few pieces of candy. ;)

Ben was more interested in eating the snowmen than decorating anything.

The finished product. We did let the each have a piece and then the rest went in the trash. LOL

Witcher Family Christmas

We had a great time at the Witcher Family Christmas celebration. We met at Nana and Papaw's house. Mamaw Witcher decided to stay in Wynne a little longer and we were able to celebrate with her as well. Uncle Phillip, Aunt Vicki, Brooke and Calen all made it. We were really sorry that Brooke's husband, Joey, couldn't come. Mamaw and Grandpa Lawrence and Uncle Kirk were in attendance so we had quite a crowd!

Everyone's favorite part - the meal!!!! It was excellent. After we ate the kids were very anxious to open gifts.

Do you think Griff likes being a "real" cowboy?

Ben has lugged that horse around everywhere - it's almost as big as he is!

If you want to make Ty happy, just make sure any gift for him has two words - John Deere.

Madisyn received and adorable pink purse with a barrel racer embroidered on it. She has gotten compliments on it while carrying it around town. LOL

Before anyone left we got some whole family shots. I LOVE my new camera. The self-timer can be set to take 10 pictures in a row. It's fantastic!

I'll try to identify everyone.

Standing :Aunt Vicki, Brooke, Uncle Phillip, Calen, Uncle Kirk, Kent, Stacy.
Sitting on couch : Mamaw Witcher, Papaw, Nana
On the floor: Ty, Griffin, Ben and Madisyn

Another family shot. This time with Nana's side of the family.

Back Row: Stacy, Kent, Griffin, Ben, Uncle Kirk
Sitting: Papaw, Nana, Mamaw Lawrence, Papaw Lawrence
Floor: Ty and Madisyn.