Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas with the Fab Four....

The house was all cleaned, the food was prepared, baking had been done and the cast of characters was returning for Christmas! Our children Tim, Mike and Chelsea with all their clan is coming....I can hear them on the rooftop.  Or maybe it's coming down the driveway....car 1, then 2 and 3!!

 
Chelsea and Bryden

Mike, Lori, Bailey and Emma

Bryden was still excited from his birthday and knew what opening gifts was all about. 

Sweet little Emma, patient and enjoying it all.


And then Santa Grandpa came in....


Paw-Paw and Cooper...

and hugely funny ones!  Getting 4 children to pose before church is a challenge! 

These 4 year olds responded well to  bribery....

and we finally got this shot!

After church, we had a bite to eat, put jammies on and commenced gift opening.

Bailey with treasures...

and me with mine!!

Bryden with a new toy...a recording microphone!  See videos below.  He "sang" that loud in church too!!! lol 

Bailey's expression just makes me laugh too!
Again, we tried to get them all in a cute pose.....

while going through this!!

These two year olds (one soon to be....) looking very innocent!

and again finally got this shot that I like.

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19 comments:

Cro Magnon said...

What a lovely family you have Donna. You must think it's Christmas every day!

Rebecca said...

Looks like much family fun with the Fab Four! The random, unposed pictures are often the best :)

Clearly much joy in YOUR "world", Donna. God bless you all!

yaya said...

I'm glad everyone made it and it sure looks like you had fun. The pics of the kids are really good! You are brave to hand them huge suckers! Very cute...now on to Larry....ER? I hope he's feeling better and I also hope you had a nice Christmas day with rest. We'll need it for this work week! Merry Christmas Donna!

Jennifer said...

How adorable. i love the lollipop pics..We'll have to try that!

Julia said...

Your grandkids all look adorable in their cute present outfit.

There was lots of energy in the room after those big lollipops, especially with the young budding singer. Too funny. I hope that they tuckered themselves out, enough to get a good sleep last night. Blessings for the Holidays. JB

Molly said...

Lovely family photos. Glad you all had a special lovely Christmas.

Stacy Crawford said...

I love the lollipop guild!

Kim said...

Cute, cute, cute. The group photos are great and I bet it was a hoot to try and get them posed. The matching jammies......priceless!

Amy and Craig said...

What a beautiful family! How wonderful to be all together!

Sue said...

Your family is great, Donna!

We had the same pre-Christmas program at church posing, too. In fact, I posted the results on my blog today.

It's clear you guys had a wonderful Christmas!

=)

Darlene said...

It looks and sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas. What would we do without family? I feel so sorry for people that don't have any. One of my best friends never had children and I felt so sorry for her this Christmas. She usually goes back to Iowa to spend the holidays with her sister but wasn't up to the trip this year. I am so glad that I had five children. We were fortunate to have been with two of ours and all their family.

I loved the little guy singing for all his worth. The videos were short, but very cute. The pictures were all great. What a happy good post this was.

becky said...

Enchanting! They're so wonderful!!!

Jeanne @ Collage of Life said...

So sweet Donna, I love the PJ's shot and especially the ones of Grandpa Santa and his beautiful Mrs... :)

Warmest wishes Donna for a wonderful New Year to you and your family, may it be filled with peace, love and joy throughout the year!

Jeanne xx

Hope said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR DONNA! hope you and your family is blessed with health, happiness, prosperity and peace in the coming new year!

karen said...

Beautiful family and a lovely celebration with them. Your grandchildren are so, so lovely. I can only imagine the fun you had with them all.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Oh Donna I am so happy your family returned for Christmas. Your pics of the day are just fab as I knew they would be. I love how you share your babies with us.
Wish I could do the same
Sending you nothing but the best for the New Year.
Love
Maggie

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Blessings spilling over with all the love this Christmas. Glad you had such an amazing Christmas with your family. Treasure all those moments.

Happy New Year!

vicki said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful family Donna. Your grandchildren are growing up - I know you had a precious holiday with all of them around.

Your pictures of family are always so wonderful - this is what makes your blog so very special - I can feel the love~~

Happy New Year!

Vicki

Deb Shucka said...

Lucky you to spend the holidays with those beautiful kids. It looks like a memorable time was had by all. Happy New Year!