Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Day

Every year I have made it a tradition to take a picture of each of my kids while they are sleeping on Christmas eve. (Yes, I have always been picture crazy!) I started it on Austin's first Christmas. It's also a good way to see if they are sound asleep as I flash the camera right in their face. If they all pass the test I know we can start setting up.

Being Mrs. Clause is a tuff job. After making sure everyone is sound asleep you have to answer curious questions...


I love every bit of it though!

Now, here's some pictures of our Christmas morning....



Look Santa came to the Ryan house....


Here's proof!
The cookies and milk are almost gone...


The kids woke us up (it was still dark out)jumping and screaming...Santa came! I think I had maybe 2 hours of sleep before we had to get up again.

All the kids opening up presents...

I had to snap a shot from the top of the stairs:)

Austin asked for a motorcycle...

Faith got her piano she wanted...

and we will have to talk to Santa about this one...

and Farrah loves phones!

Finley sat in her bumbo watching all the kids tear open presents. It was enough craziness to wear her out! Next thing I knew she was sleeping...look at my baby sleeping like that ahhhh...



Yes, those are braclets around her ankles from Farrah trying to dress her up.

We had fun playing all morning...






then enjoyed breakfast and the reading the Christmas story while snuggling by the fire and listening to the rain outside. Of course I had to set up the camera to capture that moment...


Off to Justin's cousin's house to spend Christmas with his side of the family.

Crazy cousins





Then back to my mom's house for more fun with cousins (minus Aven)

4 comments:

The Tello Family said...

Okay how cute!!! Finley is getting SO big!!! Let's get together asap!!

maria said...

Found your blog this week and love reading it! The christmas picturs are GREAT!! Wishing you and you family a Happy New Year!

Maria

Aimie said...

Sooooo cute!

Loni's World said...

All the photos look great!!
You captured some great moments.
I love the new blog design the photo is so precious.