Wednesday, January 1, 2014

family christmas celebrations

We have had two of our three extended family Christmas celebrations so far. The other one is in late January. 

The first one was at my Mom's house in Ackley. We spent the night and hung out. We played lots, opened gifts, and ate way too much food. Did I mention that my mother made a 28 pound turkey for 8 of us!? It was so good...needless to say...we had plenty of leftovers!

Jace and Addelyn with some of their favorite gifts.

Jace was always helping people this year open their gifts.

This little lady loves her uncle Levi.

The train was definitely a hit this year. This boy has played for hours with it!

Loving this little Santa baby and her cute smiles. Yes, I'm an aunt that takes way too many pics!

The next celebration was at my Dad and Lora's house. We spent the day on Saturday with just our family and then the extended Kramer crew came over at night. We had a great time- again, eating too much, opening gifts, and laughing. We played a game Saturday night that lasted until way too late and kept us all laughing! Did I mention my kids stayed up the latest they ever have, until almost midnight? The adults were having fun playing games and the cousins were there and there was no way they were going to sleep til the party ended. Jace was all messed up and ended up getting up at 4 am. A rough night...but we took great naps the next day!

Addelyn and Autumn are the same age and love playing together. Aiden and Jace are a year apart and they had fun running around too. They are my cousin Jen's kids and we grew up playing together so it is fun to see our kids doing the same.

Can't forget- the matching pj picture. Lily got in on our matching pjs this year- I think she will be joining the tradition every year now. What a wonderful Christmas!

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