John Michael thinks I hoard shopping bags but I always know they will come in handy. When we travel to family Christmas's, instead of making 431,072 trips to the car to get presents, I just stash them all in these handy oversized Belk and Target bags, and off we go! These 3 bags are ready to be hauled off to one of our many Christmas's.
On the eve of Christmas Eve, Ryder was all jacked up on excitement. He's never removed the couch cushions before, but there is always a first time to jump from the couch to the cushions.
Then he built a "fork"
Kayla came to give Ryder his presents early. One of them being Boots!
This is how Ryder's hair looks after all the water has drained out and he wants to continue playing and it's drying out it's on. Youch.
Later that night there was a very interesting turn of events. At 12:30 a.m. Ryder was up and crying so I went in to soothe him. I ended up falling asleep. About 1:30 a.m. JM runs in Ryder's room and says "Brittany where are you, the doorbell just rang!" I was sound asleep but immediately wide awake. Next thing I know JM has run out of the room and comes back with a gun and says he's going to the door. By then someone is banging on our back door. I'm like NOOOO don't open the door they might come crashing in but he leaves the room and I hear him talking to someone outside. I'm freaking out because I know they are going to knock him out and come in and get us. Finally he comes back in and says it was the police and that someone had broken into two houses directly across the street from us. They were both home, nobody was hurt. But seriously, how disgusting are some people? And desperate, it's so sickening. So I got Ryder up and brought him in bed with us and couldn't sleep a wink the rest of the night. Once I thought I heard a gun shot (JM thinks it was fireworks, but at 3:00 a.m. on Christmas eve eve?) So I kicked him and said did you hear that, he literally wacked his head straight up and flew out of the bed and scared me worse. OH WHAT A NIGHT!
So the next morning we went to my grandmother's in Greenville. Here is a picture of every single one of the grandchildren (my first cousins) and the 3 little ones are the great grandchildren.
Christmas morning. Raggedy fort no more, it's a Toy Story tent! And a new tricycle. For the first couple days he could only pedal in reverse... I looked on the streaming video at Ryder's school and they were outside. Ryder was on one of these trikes going 90 to nothing in reverse. Sooo funny.
Then Poppy and CC came over to give Ryder his big present. I told him it was his new chair that he could watch TV and read his books on because I didn't know if he would know what it was.
His very own bean bag chair with his name on it. When we pulled it out, he said, "Open it, where's my chair?" He thought it was zipped up in the bean bag I guess.
All of our parents do too much. I didn't mention the big gift he got from my dad and Becky, it was a nice chunk of change for his college fund. He does that for all the holidays, it's sooo nice!
Then we went to Nanni and Grandaddy's where he got a new slide! He is so rotten.
His aunt T got him this "Woody" hat and a gun.
He knew right where to shoot it. Except he had it pointed in the wrong direction. Lawd I hope he didn't see JM with that gun the other night!
Here's big brother Ryder holding little baby's pics in front of my buy 3 get one free.
Admiring his little baby's pictures. He has requested a little brother and wants his name to be Ross.
Then, we went next door to Sonic and drank milk shakes outside on such a pretty day.