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Sunday, December 25, 2016

2016 Christmas

First Christmas at the kid's place...

Proud Dad KC, Proud Grandpa/Old Man, slumbering Peanut.  He was a little fussy, trying to avoid sleep. but passed out after 2 minutes of Grandpa softly singing Incense and Peppermints.

I've been waiting for you... and your presents...

We all got to wear hats... which didn't necessarily QUITE fit... ours said "Old Man" and "Laurlie" (Lilly's way of saying Laurie)

I told Aaron, "This is going on my blog as, 'Aaron unclear on the concept of hats.' " He said, whatever.

By height:  My duaghter's BF who has the spanking new nickname of "Soybean"; my daughter Shenan; KC; Jessica; things #1,2,and 3.

Not easy to get any good shots...

SOOO close...

Jessica's mom, Chris, and hubby Jim.

"C'mon, Grandma, let's rock!"

The great gag gift- KC got Jessica inflatable poop.  Also, a mug that says, "Coffee makes me poop".  And lilly WASTED to get fake poop to put in the toilet to get her mom.  What is wrong with these people?
Jessica's sister Tori in the background.
Me, to Tori:  They sure pick on you a lot.
Jessica to me:  Yes, she's our KC.

At last count KC had 4 BWW gift cards... and gave one to Shenan!

My favorite part of Christmas.

In the meantime, despite telling all who would listed not to get me anything, I ended up with a new pillow, a Despicable Me Fart Gun, and a big bottle of Admiral Nelson Rum (for sailors too cheap for Captain Morgan, lol!).  Scrappy got a treat-shooter which we are still experimenting with, and Laurlie got a dvd player for upstairs and I think some purse like deal.  (OOOPS, my mistake, it was actually a plaid throw blanket- it was just all wrapped up when I saw it.  KC got Jessica one of those VR goggles, but her phone doesn't have enough memory ("She's got about 10,000 pictures" I believe was the quote).

It was fun watching the kids tear into things- Lilly was an opening machine, casting gifts aside as soon as air hit them and moving to the next.  We tried out a new recipe treat combining oreos and cheesecake into cupcake shells- and low and behold, Tori made the same thing with Mousse on top!  Still good, except KC didn't realize that cream cheese and yogurt would set off his lactose intolerance, and promptly re-deposited his cupcakes.

KC also got the latest NBA game, and we watched most of Forest Gump.


  1. Chris:
    I got a kick out of seeing pics of the extended family
    KC's got a nice place. I wish them much happiness and love within those four walls.
    Yeah, kids attention span at Christmas usually is at an all-time LOW (often measured in NANO-seconds).
    Still, looks like a good time was had by all.
    A treat shooter for Scrappy?
    That's novel.
    Admiral Nelson OUTRANKS Captain Morgan...despite with the retail price might there!
    We didn't get near as "presenty" this year, but in spite of some empty spots around the tree, the "new cats on the block" stepped up and gave us more than a few smiles.

    I'm very happy all of you had a nice Christmas. You folks deserve it.
    Now, if we can all survive the "new" year...that'll be the real trick, eh?

    Stay safe up there, brother.

    1. As you say! I can only hope that 2017 is better. '15 was good, maybe we can do an odd-number year thing, eh?

  2. Oh a baby, I love babies, just saying.
    Looks like you had a great Christmas, I am pleased.

    1. Me too. Hope you enjoyed the grandkids just as much!

  3. What a lovely family and time that must have been.