Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas 2009

We had a great Christmas this year. David didn't have to work Thanksgiving or Christmas this year which is quite the rarity at the jail. Every year we spend Christmas Eve with Davids side of the family. This year we went to his sisters house. Our nephew and his girlfriend (who is whiter then me) had their baby just a week before and brought the little guy. He is such a little beaner. I honestly thought our babies would look more like him but, no they are white.

We ate the traditional tamales that my mother-in-law makes. They are so yummy. One of the brother-in-laws found a thermometer in his tamale oops. At exactly midnight everybody wishes
everybody a Merry Christmas and then we open the billion presents.

It only took us 2 1/2 hours to open all the presents. Mia wasn't so sure about opening presents. I think it was because I tried hard to not let her destroy the present under the tree. She probably thought she would get in trouble for touching the present.

Aleecia was such a patient girl waiting her turn for her presents, unlike her cousin Lilly. Dave and I were so proud of her.

By accident a roll of scotch tape ended up in one of Aleecia's presents and she thought it was the funniest thing that she got tape for Christmas.

After all the presents were opened, it was time to go home and try and get a least a couple hours of sleep. Santa came to our house even though we forgot to leave a wish list and cookies. Aleecia asked for a skateboard but a "girl one". Santa was a lucky guy this year to find a skateboard with the princesses on it and on sale too.

This year we decided to go to Village Inn for breakfast before going to Grandma and Grandpa Talbot's house. At Grandma and Grandpa's house Aleecia opened all her presents first so she could play while the rest of us opened presents. We discovered a hidden talent of Davids. He can guess what a present is before it is opened. He was just playing around and guessed that my dad got a suit and tie and then he guessed my mom got a jacket. The funny thing is that if you looked at the box it was very difficult to guess. This year for Christmas my parents are taking us on a Caribbean Cruise. Mia had a great time buried in all the wrapping paper. Honestly babies don't need presents for their first Christmas because they are perfectly happy playing in all the wrapping paper.

Since the whole family was over my mom asked if they would take her elliptical down stairs. Well, they forgot to measure to see if it would fit down the stairs and discovered that it was too big to fit down. So, they got stuck at the bottom of the stairs. Instead of carrying it upstairs and going the other way they got their tools out and took it apart to take it the rest of the way down the stairs. Ya, my family is full of geniuses!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Aleecia's First Dance Performance

Aleecia had her first Dance Performance. Aleecia has been taking dance for a couple of months now with her good friend Halle. The other night was their performance. I was concerned she wouldn't remember the dance but, when it came down to it she performed perfectly! All the money and work that went into it was worth seeing all her excitement.