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Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas 2010

I didn't take as many pictures as I wish I had during the christmas season this year, but we really enjoyed the season. Diego was really excited about decorating the tree this year and I loved having a helper. Eddie is a scrooge about it, big shocker. :) Diego had a lot of fun playing with all the christmas decorations while they were out. He had some favorites, including a gingerbread train my Aunt Laurie sent us a few years ago. He loved it. He was also really into opening gifts this year, which was super fun to watch. This picture is on christmas eve, he was opening his Christmas jammies and movie (Thomas, of course). He also opened a 'Twas the Night Before Christmas pop up book and we enjoyed looking through it that night.
On Christmas morning we came downstairs and he tore into all his gifts. He loved every one. He loved opening so much, that while we were out of the room, he opened a gift that we were saving for when my Mom came over. Luckily it was for him, but my mom wanted to see him open it. I was talking to her on the phone when he opened it, so it was ok.
While my family was here, Diego wanted to help everyone open their presents. Everyone let him, except Jag wasn't too excited about it. He's a real trooper though and just goes with it.

We really enjoyed the day. I enjoyed hosting because we didn't have to go anywhere and I didn't even mind the cooking and cleaning up. We played toys, ate a wonderful meal (smoked ham on the traeger) and enjoyed each others company. Christmas really is magic with a child of your own. I can't believe this was his 3rd Christmas, he's growing so fast.

Friday, December 10, 2010

SPA Kids Christmas Party

This was our third year attending the SPA kids christmas party and we always have a great time. Diego always enjoys seeing Santa and this year I think he even told him what he wanted. When it was time for Santa to come out and hand out presents to the kids Diego was so excited. He waited as patiently as an almost 3 year old can and when they called his name and ran up to Santa to get his gift. But, as soon as he saw it, he ran off the other way, crying. I went up to get him and realized he ran because he didn't like the gift. Eddie and I were both mortified, but we laughed anyway. Diego loves his Thomas, but recently has enjoyed Toy Story 3 as well, so on the form I listed either Thomas toys or Toy Story. Well, Santa picked Toy Story and Diego was pissed. Everyone in the gym had a good laugh and Diego sobbed all the way out the door. Diego manages to draw attention to himself every year. I'm anxious to see what he does at next year's party to entertain us all!
If this isn't the perfect Santa picture, I'm not sure what is.