Thursday, February 3, 2011

Christmas with the Alexanders

The Monday after Christmas, we spent the whole day with Craig’s family.  We always start with a breakfast of eggs, sausage, biscuits, and sweet roll at Craig’s mom’s.  With 9 kids and 10 adults, we can in no way shape or form all fit at the table!  So the kids pretty much get the kitchen table now and we adults stand around, or go in the living room or dining room.  After everyone is finished, the presents are divided by family and this year we actually went one family at a time!  Just the kids, but it was nice to kind of get to see what everyone got!  The girls LOVE running around and playing with all of their cousins under one roof!  It is pretty crazy as you can imagine, but fun, too.  We are hardly ever ALL 19 together, maybe twice a year.  (And pretty soon it will be 20!)  Here are a few pictures from the craziness…


Yippee!  Bailey got her own chair! 


It’s really hard to get 8 kids to all look and smile at the same time!  Especially when 4 of them are 4 and under.  (Isaac was sleeping.)


Better Smile


Bailey opening one of her lego sets with Grandma.  Grandma is famous for buying legos. :)  I guess she is used to it after having 4 boys!


Bailey’s probably 10th snack of the morning.


She still has hardly let go of that Curious George over a month later.  Love that goofy smile she is trying to give me even though she has Cheerios in her mouth.


Love the bird legs.  Avery insisted on wearing her new fleece footie pajamas that morning, and I knew she would get hot.  (Grandma prefers a warmer temperature than the rest of us. LOL)  So she had to change into her new Joe’s Tshirt to cool off, and of course, little sister had to follow suit.  Monkey see, monkey do in this house!

Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for another wonderful Christmas!


Alexandra said...

Bailey looks so excited sitting in her new chair! She looks like she is plotting and planning all the fun things she will be doing in that chair!

I love all the family and all the kids, I only have one sister that has cats and horses not kids, so we are all alone in the kiddy boat!

Anonymous said...

glad to know your blog glad to see the baby's amazing family :)