Saturday, December 31, 2005

December 26, 2005
We had planned to have Christmas on Christmas Day evening but Tyler came down with a 104 degree temperature and felt really sick. He was still feeling sick the next day but he couldn't wait to come and open his gifts. Quantity is important when you're 5. He was so excited because he had 13 presents. I could have spent a buck on each gift and given someone else something for $500 but what was important to him was that he had a LOT of presents.

Tyler's picture is on the left and Caden is on the right.

Caden enjoyed Christmas a little more than last year but he was starting to get sick and needed a nap so he was pretty grouchy. He did get into opening a couple gifts but kept running back to the "toy room" to play with the old toys. He loves to play there. Everytime he comes to our house he runs as fast as he can to the toy room!

December 24, 2005
We had Christmas with our son and his family. They had us over to their house for dinner. Alan went all out for the food. We were originally going to order pizza but he decided to make spaghetti and grill meat on the gas grill. He had shrimp, scallops, sausage and chicken and nobody does grilled meat better than Alan.

We were all enjoying our meal when all of a sudden, Kael came up missing. I went to look and he had gone in the kitchen and got the garlic and was shaking it all over their family was everywhere. Alan got the sweeper out and started cleaning right away. He got so nervous about it. I had wanted to remind him how he used to powder the room with baby powder everytime I got on the phone but thought another time would be better:)

The kids had a great time opening their gifts. Kael loved his Thomas the train table and track and Beca loved everything she got...especially her video camera made by American Idol. Alan and Eutemia were thrilled with their money! We also got Temy a case of pink tools to keep for herself. She is so mechanical and I think she'll enjoy her pink tools...including a pink hammer, screw drivers, pliers, etc.

The picture on the bottom is Grandpa Wayne with our newest grandchild born July 22nd, Kaleb Richard. He is a little doll...such a beautiful baby. He looks like his Mommy and her family in Brazil. The picture on the top right is Kael enjoying his Christmas gifts and on the top left is Rhebeca having fun opening gifts and showing off her new pajamas!