Christmas 2011

This is going to be the ultimate worst Christmas post ever.  I left my camera at my aunt's house (that is 40 minutes away) 2 days before Christmas.  I was sooooo sad.  So, I have just stolen a few pictures from my family that contain my kids.  Sorry Jax and Ben, but not a single picture of you guys opening gifts this year.

The annual grandkid Christmas pajama photo.
Where is the world are all the girls???  Katie is pregnant so, perhaps she will bring the first granddaughter to the family.  As you can see, Jax was so not wanting to have to stand still for a picture.  Or, put on the sweats.  When has he ever cooperated?  Why start now?

So, I have to post some pictures of my cute nieces (Gunderson side - girls are only found there).  I made Char and Stella these adorable Christmas outfits.  

This mop bucket was the coveted toy at Grandma Gunderson's house on both Christmas Eve and Christmas.  The kids wanted to cart it around and push each other in it.  Ben and Char in action.

The only photo that proves that Chase and I experienced Christmas 2011.  Why am I so NOT surprised that Chase isn't looking at the camera and is checking sports scores at the dinner table.  I HATE Internet on phones!!!!

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.

BTW, my Christmas decor was 100% down and put away by noon on December 26th.  My house was starting to look like it was next in line on "Hoarders" with all the toys AND decorations everywhere.  Bring on Spring!


Ugly Sweaters Take Two

We had a second night of ugly sweaters with the Gunderson clan.  Sadly, I wasn't up for recreating our ugly sweater look so, Chase and I repeated.  So sorry.

But, before we get into the ugliness, let's look at how cute my niece Stella is.  That baby girl is ONE!  As you can tell by my nephew Chance in the background, the boys all broke into the cupcakes early!
Annnnddddd, the ugly sweaters!!!
Drum roll please....
Drew (tied with Chase, who would not pose for a solo shot) won UGLIEST!!!
Drew's lit up.  Amazing.  However, he was attached to the wall and could only travel as far as his extension cord would reach. hahahahaha


Santa, Santa HO HO HO

Every year Chase's Grandpa Carlson dresses up like Santa for the kids.  Last year Jax was scared.  This year Ben was traumatized.

This photo shows Ben's reaction perfectly.  It is a little deceiving for Jax though.  Jax wanted to sit on Santa's lap and would just stare at his face.  It was so funny.  This picture is after he had to sit still for like 2 minutes.  He needed to be freed!!

It is probably rude that we kept trying to put Ben on Santa's lap, but it was a must.  He kept saying,"Where's Santa? Santa is home," through his tears after he left.  He woke up 6 times that night crying.  Poor baby.  Enjoy.

Skye, Paul and Chance
Chance didn't like Santa either.

Ugly Sweater Night

It's the most wonderful time of the year!