Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Dinner

After playing (Angry Birds) ALL morning, we packed up and headed over to Noni and Papi's house.    
 Where Vince got even more presents....

 And Dom got some love from Aunt Debbie...
 And grandma got some wine...

 More presents...
 More love....

 More wine....
Then Vince got some grandma and grandpa love.....but to him that means head butting and wrestling.

 and picking his nose...

 Dom was completely unfazed by the screaming and laughing.....
Tony actually carved the turkey....
and mashed the potatoes....and they were good :)

 I don't believe that baby is only 3 months old.  He's SO BIG.
 We did get some good family pics.

What a great Christmas....and boy was I exhausted.  My house is still in a "train wreck" state....and probably will be for 18 more years.  Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!  

Santa arrived

We were out so late Christmas Eve that we actually had to wake Vince up....never thought that was gonna happen!  Here's what Santa left the kids...they must've been good this year!

 Turns out this Angry Birds game was his absolute favorite...he's been playing it non-stop!
Dom didn't care about the presents, he had his mobile to watch:

 I was so excited to get them in matching footy jammies for Christmas morning.  Luckily, Vince cooperated...I actually think he really liked them :)
All this excitement is tough on a baby:

Christmas Eve

We headed over to Patrick and Julie's house for dinner and a gift exchange on Christmas Eve.  As always, their house was beautiful!  

It took the boys approximately 0.04 seconds to start playing games on Nathan's iPad.
Then came the rough-housing.  These two are ALL BOY!

 Yes, that is my dad trying to give my baby beer.
 He must've liked it :)
 Julie working hard on the delicious dinner.
The best present under the big little fella.
 Giving some love to Matt.

 Vince geeking out, waiting for Uncle Patrick to play Santa:
 Let's open some gifts already...

 Matt's girlfriend, Brandy, made all the boys these cute hats (Dom got one too...and some matching booties).  I've gotta get her to teach me how to knit.  Clearly, Nathan was very into this Real Steel fighting game, I love that face :)
While the boys were entertained with their new toys, the adults played a few rounds of Catch Phrase.  We were having so much fun that we didn't even leave till almost 9:30-10pm (which, if you know us is unheard of....our kids are in bed on schedule every night - I'm kinda nutty about it).  Thanks for hosting another great family gathering!