OK--I finally have the Christmas pics organized--and there are a LOT--so get comfortable!!
Here is how the living room/tree looked on Christmas Eve once Santa came:And in the morning:
And with the boys:
Pickle was disgruntled:
and didn't want her pic taken. But she perked up when I brought out the Cherry Chiffon:
And Monkey Bread:
"That's more like it!"
Gooser was into it too!
And here's Partick showing off the crazy hot sauce he got in his stocking.
After that, it was onto the present frenzy!
Pickle was excited to open a little lamb.
And she enjoyed putting doll shoes on it:
But this "meow meow" was definitely her favorite present!
Gooser's favvorites were "Batman Through The Ages":
And this Batman gear:
Silly Andy really wanted "footsie" pajamas!
And Teddy is all about remote-controlled airplanes:
All the big boys loved their new iPods!
I got something from Little Edie (it's a replica of Edie's pin--you Grey Gardens fans will know what I mean!):
And Don got something from the vermin!
Here's Pickle having a tea party with some of her new stuff and Meow-Meow:
And Gooser in a new robe:
Point blank--it took over five hours to open the presents! We did it slowly to make the fun last as long as possible. But after awhile, we had to get ready to go to my mom's fancy Christmas dinner. Because we have so many people, she rents out a private dining room at a really nice hotel and it works out just perfectly!
It's really two rooms, with a beautiful table on one side:
And a nice open room on the other side so the kids could play with their toys when they were tired of sitting at the table. It was SO much fun!!
Here's Pickle--and of course, Meow-Meow had her own chair! Look at her eyeing 's Tater Tots!
The big boys:
And Gooser at the children's buffet:
Here's Pickle's dessert:
And Pickle about to dig in:
Yet another one of Pickle playing there--you can really see her pretty dress in this one.
I decided to wear a Little Edie "costume" though it wasn't really right becasue I didn't have time to fashion a scarf around my head--but I wore leggings with shorts and a scarf as a skirt--which I later removed to use a cape. I'm also wearing my Little Edie pin:
Here I am with Teddy:
And a few group shots:
And, finally--back home again and Pickle tucking her "hair horse" into bed!
Phew! I told you there were a lot! If you made it this far--thank you and I hope you all had happy holidays!!