Our Christmas was so fun this year. We basically celebrated for the entire week. We got to spend several nights at my Mom's house with my sisters and their husbands and also got to spend one night at my Dad's house with everyone. We really missed seeing Zack's family this year though!
This was the group on Christmas morning. We got to spend the day with our family (Mom and Stepdad, Grandparents, Aunt and Uncle, sisters and brother-in-laws), our family friends the Arnolds, and Ben's mom and sister. We ate a delicious pancake breakfast and then opened presents out in the living room.
Here's Zane trying to give Aunt Nell a kiss right in the middle of the present mess.
He got a fake pizza from Grandma Jodi and Grandpa Dave, which he loved. He was cutting pieces and handing them out to people all day after he added the fake cheese and chili peppers.
Here's some pictures of sweet Emerson on Christmas.
With her great-aunt Judi.
Emerson and Zane gave each other gifts. We let Zane pick out whatever he wanted for Emmy, and he picked two little people for her. He was so excited to give it to her, helped us wrap it, and then got to watch her open it. In the video, he's saying, "Here ya go" even though it sounds like he's saying "Thank you." The second video is Zane opening his gift from Emerson.
Zane reading his new book with Dad.
Zane also got a new Doctor set. His favorite is giving people shots and when he gives someone a shot, he says, "Don't be scared. It's just a little pinch." and then he asks the "patient" to say ouch. He also knows how to listen to heartbeats and when he takes a temperature, he says, "You need tylenol because you have a fever."
Here's Zane's new tool set from Grandpa Dave. He's wearing his tool belt and playing with his tool box.
He also got some new costumes from Judi and Bob, since he loves dressing up all the time. He was showing us his Ninja moves here.
Buzzing like a bee...
Aunt Becca and Uncle Chris gave us a Denver Zoo membership for the year...yeah!
Zane is obsessed with puzzles right now and he got a bunch of new ones from his Grandma and Grandpa. He can do this 24 piece one totally alone and can already do his new 12 piece and letter and number ones by himself. It's so fun to watch!
Here's my two little monkeys playing with their toys.
We opened stockings that morning as a family before everyone else woke up. It was so cool to watch Zane find what Santa brought. I have an awesome video of him opening his stocking from our video camera that I will add soon. Emerson liked playing with her stocking more than the gifts inside.
Zane liked to keep putting everything back in and then dig it out again.
Here's our Christmas Eve dinner...steak and crab!
On the 23rd, we celebrated Christmas at our Dad's house. We ate good pizza and then opened tons of gifts. Zane and Emerson both got their own new kitchen from Grandpa Jack and Grandma Kris.
Here's Zane playing with his new kitchen at home. This night he decided to have a "party" and invited all his magnets and cups and every other toy he could find, so it's just packed with toys.
Here's Zack and Zane both cooking dinner for New Year's Eve.
Earlier in the week, we went to a friend's house and Zane and his friends did a Christmas craft. He was able to dip the beads in glue and fit them into the holes in the trees.
During the week, we also took Zane to his very first movie, "The Princess and the Frog." He was perfect for the first hour and then got a little restless, so we let him walk up and down the aisle and then he settled back down.
After the movie, he gave us his review. He said it was a good movie, but kinda scary, and a little bit boring. Anytime someone asks him how the movie was, he says, "It was a little bit boring." He tells about it a little bit in this video, and in the beginning, he's acting like a baby (that's his ongoing game right now). You also get to see his fake smile. :)
Here's some reindeer ears action...
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