It didn't matter who was opening gifts, Dominic was excited. It was such a joy to see him taking in every bit of Christmas this year.
"Choo choo trains, Granna!"
Opening up gifts at granna's house.
Such a fun moment, when the kids (Tony's sisters 7 kids) opened up their big gift from Granna, a XBOX 360 with Kinnect! Can you tell it was a big hit?Nothing beats good old family time at Christmas.
My Brother and his family.
My niece and Dominic watching Frosty, waiting patiently to open their presents.
My mama and the family dog, Trixie.
Every since I was a little girl, I would buy my dad a new calendar for his office at work. Now, that I've gotten older and he has 4 grandkids, I started making him a calendar filled with family photos from the last year. It's always a special gift.
Nom nom nom..yummy paper!
The cutest part of the night, was this right here. Giovanni was soooo excited over this gift. He was cooing and giggling, it was adorable!
He didn't get too involved in the unwrapping, I imagine that will change come his first birthday.
Despite both the boys totally crashing in the car that night, Giovanni woke up as soon as we got in the door. Dominic not so much. We managed to get him up long enough to layout cookies and milk for Santa, and then he was out.
After Dominic went to bed, I rested my ankle with my little babe on my shoulder. It's my absolute favorite picture. These are the moments I want to remember forever. So sweet in my arms, they grow up way too fast.
Considering all the gifts the boys get from the grandparents, we might have went a little over board this Christmas, but every kids deserves to be a little spoiled once or twice, right? : )
"Airplanes too!" He walked completely around the table before realizing he had other presents. It was adorable.
I think Tony had as much fun helping the boys open their gifts as he did opening his own.
Playing with some of him new toys. From us and Santa he got Lil' Zoomers Spinnin' Speedway, Bilibo, a bucket of beads, sensory balls, and stack and roll cups. His stocking was filled with mum mums, yougart melts, a sippy cup, 2 little cars for his big toy, and a little zoo talk animal.Dominic opening up some of his gifts. Top left is a box of Thomas Trains (got a steal off of Craigslist!), then playing with a zhu zhu pet, then a cleaning kit and a doctors kit I(hello black Friday sales!). We also got him some hot wheel cars, a Tag Junior (another steal off of Craigslist!), puzzles, lacing beads, Goodnight moon the game, play food & an apron and chef's hat.
Tony and I had originally said we weren't going to exchange gifts this year, but like neither of us stuck to it. After we exchanged some gifts to each other, he hands me this giant box! I was shocked to find a much needed winter coat inside!! Seriously, he is the most thoughtful gift giver. I love it!
Our big Christmas present this last year! Happy First Christmas Giovanni!
At 2 we went over to my parents house again for their big feast! Tony's mom, and my aunt Susie & cousin Samantha joined us. It was a nice evening, minus my foot pain.
Somebody is getting sleepy! :)
He loves his paw paw.
My cousin Sammy and I.
Opening up his last present, a race car track!
Giovanni enjoyed some big people food! He prefers regular food over baby food these days.
It was great weekend full of memories. Now to clear out some space for all our new toys, and get the house put back together for our New Year's Eve party!