Saturday, December 29, 2012

Christmas and Sledding

We celebrated Christmas with Adam's family on Saturday. We started the morning by taking family pictures at Hill's Electronics.  Ryan was in a good mood and I am excited to see the proofs of our photo session. I think we got some nice shots of the whole family, plus our family, the boys with Adam's parents, and even just the two boys.  After pictures, we ate lunch and had a non-traditional, but very delicious baked potato bar. We also tried the Key Lime Bundt Cake I'd received in the mail this week from "We Take the Cake," courtesy of one of our vendor partners at work.

Finally, it was time to open presents. Ryan had the task of passing out all the gifts, then we opened them one-by-one (with more than a little help from Ryan). 

Clockwise from top left: Ryan aggressively helping unwrap everyone's gifts, Ryan passing out gifts, opening up his dump truck, playing with and opening his combine.
Ryan was also quite excited to receive a new Hot Wheels track-this one with a loop that races two cars against  each other with one of them getting caught in a "snare."

After presents, I headed to a co-worker's wedding and Kim watched Cohen while the rest of them headed outside to do some sledding in the backyard. Ryan is lucky to have so many willing "pullers."

Here's a quick video of Ryan's downhill run:

After the snowy fun outside, Ryan and the gang relaxed with a viewing of one of his favorite VHS tapes: Winnie the Pooh.
We got one more special present in the afternoon--each family got a "marble run" made by Great Grandpa Mol from Cedar off the family farm. This is one of Ryan's favorite things to do at Grandpa and Grandma's house and now he gets to have one at our house!

After some pizza for supper and lots of good-byes, it was time to take our crew home. We had another great Christmas celebration and were glad we were able to spend the day with Andy, Kim, and Adam's parents. Our Christmas "season" is winding down, and it's been a great one! We have much to be thankful for.

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