Shannon Stacey

Christmas pictures

We ended up with, I think, fifteen kids who were fourteen and under at the family’s Christmas Eve get-together. I’d show you the chaos that is during present opening time, except five of those are foster children and I’m not comfortable posting their pictures online.

This one, however, I’ll share: TK wanted a lint brush for Christmas and Grammy bought him one, along with a nice dress shirt. It’s hard to see in the picture, but she also gave him a Ziplock baggy of lint she’d collected, so he could play with his lint brush right away—

To give you some insight into TK’s personality, this is how he showed up at 7:30 Christmas morning to sit on the floor and open gifts (and yes, he always buttons the top buttons)—

Mini got a rope circle with a plush squirrel making it into a chew toy/frisbee sort of thing, and she wasn’t sure what to make of it at first—

SK was so excited to get his own iPod Touch, this was the first picture I could catch of him standing still enough so he’s not The Blur—

TK’s leather jacket, which goes rather nicely with his favorite trilby—

They never outgrow the joy of playing with the boxes—

The cracker candy was a huge hit at the Christmas Eve party, where a big, rectangular storage container of it was utterly demolished.

The Wii is killing me. I’ve got more aches and pains today than I’ve had in…years. Definitely doesn’t use the same muscles ATVing does. Yesterday we rented Trivial Pursuit for the Wii and played teams last night—Mr S & TK against SK and I—and it was close. Both teams had all the wedges and we were trying to beat them into the center hub, but Mr S & TK got there first. We gave them a geography question (because the maps on the Wii version, quite frankly, suck) but the question asked where the ending of Shawshank Redemption took place, which is one of Mr S’s favorite movies. SK & I were devastated by the loss, but there will be a rematch.

All that’s left of Christmas 2009 is the clutter and debris (because there sure isn’t any cracker candy left), but it was a lovely holiday and we had a great time.

Now to get back into the rhythm of real life…later.

5 comments to “Christmas pictures”

  1. Annmarie
      · December 27th, 2009 at 5:25 pm · Link

    Growing up, I always met Christmas morning presents in my night gown or jammies. I had no idea that people dressed to open presents until I saw these pictures today.

    Your boys look so handsome and happy. I’m glad they loved their Christmas presents and that your day was joyful.

  2. Shannon
      · December 28th, 2009 at 9:27 am · Link

    I always met Christmas morning in my jammies, too. Still do, as does Mr S.

    But SK sleeps in his boxer briefs—a battle I gave up on a long time ago—so he has to throw something on before he comes down. And TK never leaves his room until he’s fully dressed.

    I felt rather underdressed for the occasion. :lol:

  3. Karen Templeton
      · December 28th, 2009 at 7:13 pm · Link

    We didn’t do Christmas morning this year (we did Christmas Eve Eve, which worked out just fine, thank you), but my HS freshman would’ve shown up in either a) a long sleeve tee under a short sleeve tee over PJ bottoms or B) the same tees, plus a hoodie, a beanie and baggy jeans. Socks, probably no shoes.

    I always try to get my shower and hair done in case Rude People Bring Cameras, b/c at my age, the Just Out of Bed Look ain’t cuttin’ it. :roll:

    Tell TK he looks smokin’ in that jacket, BTW.

  4. Jaci Burton
      · December 30th, 2009 at 11:20 pm · Link

    Getting caught up on blog posts. Love these pics! Looks like an awesome Xmas was had by all :smile:

  5. Rhonda
      · January 7th, 2010 at 12:04 am · Link

    Looks like a great holiday! They are so grown up!

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