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Christmas At Nana and Papa's

Well,  I've gotten a bit behind on my blogging.  Here goes. 

On December 26th we had Christmas at Nana and Papa's house.  We arrived at their house late on the night of the 25th.  The boys immediately went to bed and we sat up and watched some TV with the rest of the family. 

The next morning we got up and the boys opened their presents.  






The view from the balcony.  

After the boys opened their gifts we had Christmas breakfast.  It was really warm outside so they were able to eat on the back patio. 


Then it was the adult's turn to open gifts.  It got exactly what I opened - a bath robe.  Emily decided that I got exactly what she wanted too and ordered the same robe later that day. 



Michael and Zac got matching underwear.  Now they can wear it on the same day and be twinsies!


My second favorite gift of the day was my copper skillet.  According to the infomericals - nothing is supposed to stick to this bad boys.  


Papa and his elf ears.  Papa loves tacky Christmas gadgets. Its one of my favorite things about him. 


Once again Will slept through Christmas presents.  When he woke up we showed him his gifts.  His favorite was his Mickey wobble toy. 






After lunch we laid around and played with our stuff.  Then around 4:00 we had to leave to go to basketball practice. 

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