Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone!

It seems we have been Christmasing since the beginning of December.  We recently enjoyed a crazy gift exchange with my dad's family and had Christmas this past week at Rob's parents' house and at my parents' house.  We are so blessed to have our families close by and schedules that warrant everyone getting together and celebrating the reason for the season!  Here are some pictures from the festivities!

Roberson Family Christmas--Crazy Gift Exchange
Aunt Nette drew first!

Katie and Brent work on their strategy!
Jeffrey can't believe his gift!
Seth opening one!
Aunt Nette helping Mumsie open her gift from Brent and Katie
Katie and Brent 'model' their tacky Christmas sweaters borrowed from my mom (They have a party to attend.)
Guests leaving in the snow (just like in the movies!)

Bright Family Christmas
Margaret and Seth pose in front of the tree
An ECU Market Tote from Brian, Jacque, & Margaret

Seth and Margaret help Jacque unwrap a gift
Seth's 1st Spiderman toboggan (he got 2!)
Playing the Tinkertoy can like a drum
Looking at the photo calendar with Papa Paul and Grammie

Roberson Family Christmas #2
Cousins in front of the tree
Seth talking with Mumsie
Spiderman Toothbrushes and Toothpaste!
Seth's traditional ornament from Mama Jane and Papa Gene
Askew Family opening gifts
Our traditional Christmas ornament from Mama and Daddy
Helping Papa Gene open his gifts
Lesley opening gifts from us
Mama Jane shows off her R plate
Carson and Caitlyn show off their Scrabble Slam game
Seth making sure Mama Jane has the camera right for the family photo (which I will post later).
Our Little Family Christmas

Here's hoping your Christmas was as blessed as ours was!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Our Manger Scene....a Child's Perception

We recently decorated our house on the inside for Christmas....we haven't gotten all of the outside done due to the frigid temperature and not being home.  As Seth gets older each year, his interest peaks in the decorations, recognizing symbols and characters associated with the Christmas tradition.  This year, he has shown a lot of interest in our manger scene.  We have had to caution him about "playing" with the manger scene because he thinks the figures are like his plastic animals and action figures.  The other night after he went to bed, I found this....

Yes, that is a lion and a squishy frog visiting Baby Jesus.  The lion has been put back in the toy box but the frog continues to visit daily.  I decided to take a picture of this because I figured it would make for a great memory down the road and who knows?  Maybe a great Christmas card picture.... Merry Christmas to you!