we got an early start on christmas morning, as we were heading into anchorage to spend some time with granddad ben, grandma shirley, aunt sharon and papa paul. lory joined us for the festivities as well. before making our drive, we managed to open a few more presents, demolish a gooey batch of cinnamon rolls and snap a few pictures of along the way.
jack's expression when he spotted the kitchen: incomparable. he was totally enamored by all the knobs, doors and cupboards and of course all the wooden food. (inside, i was extremely excited too!) i see many, many, many hours of "cooking" and "laundry" in jack and dylan's future.
at the miebs' residence, shirley prepared a fabulous dinner and once again, our family was blessed with some very nice gifts. however, the best gift was being together.
coffee shop sucker at 10 a.m.?! why not - it's Christmas!
lory and dad, big ol' bear hug greeting
rolling the ball with his auntie
great grandma shirley