I lied. Sorry.
I know, I know, everyone has already moved onto New Years resolution posts and beyond by now and my sorry ass is just now posting about Christmas. Oh well, grin and bear it. Gabe looks cute, that's all we care about right? I swear, one of these days, I'm going to post something of substance. It's my New Years resolution. There, I made this post about New Years, so we're good now, right? Ok good, let's get on with it.
We host our annual Christmas eve dinner at our house. It's a small crew, our fam, my mom, my brother and his kids. Gabe is suspect.
I finally get a ta-da! out of him.
disclaimer: Every picture taken this Christmas sucked. I don't know why. They just did.
And word to the wise Shan, pea soup green is not your color. Lose it. Meanwhile, that's another one of my New Years resolutions...Stop buying cheap clothes that don't work for me. See? This is clearly a New Years post.
After the oblig photo shoot by the tree, we moved into the dining room for dinner. Two memorable things happened. No, three. 1) Someone, and I don't know who, spilled their glass of fruit punch all over the table. No biggie. Except my elaborate centerpiece consisted of about 89 different pieces, as seen here. Mad scramble to get everything off the table and sop up the punch. Oh well, it only made Gabe's mess that much more tolerable. 2) Gabe learned how to use a real fork. He just picked it up and went to town on his spaghetti and meatballs. And 3) my party cracker didn't have a toy inside! Not fair!
We then moved onto presents. Gabe was a fan. Yeah play tent yeah! That's mine!
My mom gave gabe this guitar that plays The Police. It.is.awesome. Why don't more toys play classic rock?
Gabe says, "May the odds be ever in your favor."
It's a Gabe inabox!
I love this next pic even if it's blurry. Let's all just lay under the tree, ok?
Then we put out candy cane Jo-Jo's and milk for Santa. Note to self: buy cuter Santa plate.
So after Gabe went to bed, Santa came and put up the 2nd tree. I think it was worth it.
He liked it.
Good thing those Christmas pj's came in a two pack. Christmas Eve is not exempt from leakage.
I just thought that one was funny.
I feel like Gabe looks a lot like Biebs in this pic, don't you? Oh and this sled was his favorite gift from Santa.
And while technically it's his 2nd viewing of A Christmas Story on Christmas morn, last year didn't count. This year, he was mesmerized by the Bumpus hounds.
Sorry I tricked you.