Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Opening Gifts

Before it gets too much past Christmas, I need to post some pictures of Brooks opening his Christmas gifts. I think the opening of the gifts was almost more fun for him than playing with the gifts he got!  But I think that is pretty typical for his age!  We had our little Christmas Friday night with just Blake, Brooks and I.  I put the Christmas presents out Friday morning, and Brooks wanted to open them right away.  I told him we had to wait for daddy to come home tonight.  He kept asking, 'This?! This?!' all morning pointing at the gifts.  I kept telling him we had to wait for daddy to come home tonight.  When daddy came home for lunch, I told Brooks that "daddy was home!" just like usual, and Brooks got all excited and pointed at the gifts saying, 'this?! this?!'  He didn't understand the 'tonight' part of daddy coming home!  After Blake got off work, we went to Chances R to eat.  We had a gift certificate for there that needed to be used, and we figured what better time to use it than Christmas!  Brooks did really good at the restaurant (it's really hit or miss with him when we go out!)  the food took a little while to come out, but luckily the waitress was nice enough to bring him a whole plate of cucumber slices, and that kept him very happy until his chicken fingers came!  After we ate, we drove thru Starbucks for a couple of peppermint mochas for Blake and I, then home to open gifts.  It really was a fun night as a family!  Here are some pics of Brooks opening his presents.
 Thomas train set!

 It didn't take Brooks long to look at each gift, he was ready to open the next one!  He also loved saying the colors of each wrapping paper.  Blue and Green were his favorite ones!

 His new train set.  Yes, it takes up most of our living room, but he loves it!

Since we had just opened gifts at our house a couple nights before, Brooks was all prepared and ready to open more come Christmas day at Grandma and Grandpa's.  We spent the day at my parent's house and I think the kids had a hard time waiting until after lunch to open gifts, but once we started, it was chaos! But fun :)

 After the kids were done opening, it was the adults' turn.  Brooks didn't want to play with his toys, he wanted to help everyone else open!

 And then the wrapping paper became the main attraction!

 Lane and Katy taught Brooks "ring around the rosey".  It was so cute to watch!
 "We all fall down" was the funnest part!


Anonymous said...

Good pictures! Thanks for posting them for us to see.
Mom B.

The Burgess family said...

Glad you had a little family-time Christmas in addition to the bigger family Christmas events, that's a great way to do it! And I'm still trying to get over that Brooks knows colors at that age, that's really pretty amazing!

Thanks for blogging so we can see what you guys are up to, we enjoy it. Happy New Year!!