Monday, December 31, 2007

Christmas morning 2007

AJ definitely got into the gifts this year. I think next year he'll be more excited about Christmas, but he enjoyed the year nevertheless. Of course, I had to by him some little Christmas pjs (much to his daddy's dismay). It was such a fun morning with just the three of us and AJ opening gifts before the rest of the family got there. A special time I will never forget. The most important question - what did Santa bring? Well, AJ is the proud owner of a wooden train set (among lots of other toys) which he has been playing with since.

Christmas 2007

I can't believe Christmas is already over. Family activities for us include going to my grandmothers on Christmas eve for dinner, then having a Christmas eve service at church, then the family comes to our house for brunch on Christmas day. This was the first year for us to do all that with a two year old and let me just say - whewww.

The Gambills at Mammy's Christmas 07.

Cousins Hillary and Keith. Hillary is the oldest great grandchild and Keith is the youngest grandchild. They will both be graduating from high school in may. We have a photo of them sitting together (maybe in the same chair) when they were babies.

These two were born a few weeks apart. AJ is a little bully and kept pulling him close not wanting him to get out of the chair.

Gingerbread House 2007

The week before Christmas we decorated our annual gingerbread house. Of course it was just the kit but we do buy extra candy to make it extra special. This was AJ's first gingerbread house, but I don't really think he cared about anything but eating the candy. We got a few gumdrops on the house, but we are sure that AJ ate most of them. Just as we were finishing the house, the electricity went out, so we spent some very special family time together to candlelight and I photographed the finished house the next morning.


Keith's 18th birthday was on the 20th. So the family came over for cake an pizza. Its got to be hard having a birthday so close to Christmas. A.J. had to open all the gifts for Keith. It was too cute.