Finally. Christmas has come to a close. Round 4 is over. Hands down, these were the funniest pictures I’ve ever taken at Dustin’s parents’ house. We had a ton of fun and again took the girls’ pajamas because we knew we wouldn’t get home until way past bedtime. Playing Nerts was definitely the most hilarious part of the day, but then again, opening up more presents was the highlight for the girls. Hope ya’ll enjoy and we’ll see you next year!
Oh yah, I’ve still got it! I don’t want to start over again mind you, but I’ve still got it. . .after Tacie brought me Adyson’s blanket and told me exactly how to get her to sleep. . .I’ve still got it!
The pandamonium of Christmas.
And the Most Photogenic Couple of 2009 Award goes to. . .
Emma and her apron from Aunt Katy. I could say that Uncle Wes took part in buying this, but something tells me it was more Aunt Katy.
This was Adyson with all of her presents.
Uncle Wes teaching his niece Ellie how to block a punch. I think next came how to take a punch in the face!
Ellie and her Uncle Wes.
Emma’s new earrings.
Someone (I think Katy drew his name) got Dustin a Harley-Davidson giftcard at Mema’s house on Christmas Eve. Trae assumed it was from him and Tacie and started telling Dustin how Tacie felt awkward at first going in there. After realizing he just told Dustin what they got him for Christmas in a few days, Tacie thought she’d fool Dustin by writing this on the card.
Papaw opening an Academy giftcard from us. See Adyson eyeballing that giftcard? We start them out young going to Academy.
The girls having fun with one of two 75′ of butcher paper Aunt Tacie bought them. We didn’t break out the paints at Meme’s house but it did take a while to find all the paintbrushes Emma threw everywhere when she jumped up and down because she was so excited about the painting. There was a hole in the package and paintbrushes went flying.
Dustin had no idea about the camera his parents got him. Unlike myself, my husband loves surprises.
Trae and Tacie
Dustin wearing my new hat. . .at this moment, I’m so glad I didn’t get underwear! I think you are too!
I know, you have no idea who got this for Adyson.
I got this at the Oklahoma City craft show back in October. Startin’ them out young to look like biker kids!
My gun knowledge is very limited, so when I asked the question, “Is this a real gun?” only a few people laughed. Katy didn’t know either.
Darrell’s new gun.
Wes’ ginormous hand holding Darrell’s new gun.
We love us some Hello Kitty. I finally had to make Emma let me wash her hoodie because she wore it quite a few days in a row.
Ellie painfully watching Pas open up a present.
Ellie deciding to help Pas open his Christmas present. The anticipation was killing her!
Trae and Adyson
Kristen and Shannon (Dustin’s cousins) came to Texas for Christmas and brought the girls a ton of Princess goodies.
Dr. Ellie’s Vet Office is now open. The thought of giving an animal a (pretend) shot made Ellie so happy. Again, why do we not do good with live, breathing animals?!?
Emma waiting for the doctor to call her back for Catty’s check up. Ellie walked around all afternoon with her doctor’s coat and had decided early on in the day to put her pajama pants on. I swear she looked like Hugh Hefner!
Is it a guitar??? Is it a fishing pole??? Okay, that last one is a stretch.
Ohhh wait, this is Dustin’s family we’re talking about. . .it’s a gun case.
Poor Adyson. Paying her dues early on as the little cousin and being dragged around the livingroom in a box. At least she’s smiling!
This is exactly why we have that talk before Christmas and in the car before going to someone’s house to open presents. “Emma, what do you do if you get a present you already have or don’t know what it is?” Emma responds with, “Say, ‘Thank you very much.’ and then ask Mama about it later.” Apparently she didn’t listen too well. I just love her facial expression.
Ohhh now she gets why she got staples. She got her very own stapler. This is such a better face.
Ellie listened a little more than Emma and that’s why she’s like, “yeah, tape?” Then she found her stapler and all was right with the world. Their stockings (as well as all four rounds of Christmas) were craft related.
Katy and Wes
Trae and Dustin got gun holsters (I know, total shocker) in their stockings.
Yep, that’s them drawing their pretend guns.
Gun powder was in Darrell’s stocking.
Meme’s stocking had a gun pouch in it.
And this is where the Nerts game started and you got to see everyone’s competitive side.
Katy won that hand. Dustin won’t get in her way again!
Everyone had to do their serious face aka their poker face. This is Tacie’s first attempt.
Here’s her second.
Meme’s serious face. . .remember, she’s got a gun pouch.
Wes’ first attempt at a serious face.
Wes looking like he is posing for a statue built in his honor.
Now we’re getting the seriousness.
Emma, while eating a cookie, is doing her serious face. . .or pooping, I’m not sure.
Shannon’s face. . .or she just smelt Emma’s poop.
“You want some of this?”
This is actally Ellie’s “show me your muscles” pose. Her serious face and muscle face are both the same.
Seriously, would you mess with this guy? Drinking a beer and wearing an NRA shirt, would you really mess with my father-in-law??
I’m totally about to laugh because I have no poker face. If I get a pair of queens, I just start smiling and then Dustin looks and me and shakes his head in dissapointment.
Wes was the score keeper of Nerts. No calculator, adding and subtracting positive and negative numbers. . .he and Katy are the big winners. . .yah, I’m thinking he cheated too. . .I’m also a sore loser and hope my girls don’t inherite that lovely trait!
How many times did we “pretend” we were burning ourselves with the fake candle flame??? The best is when Darrell put his tongue over it and it looked like the flame was burning through his tongue. . .best Christmas ever!