Christmas has come and gone. It was wonderful this year. We went to Providence the night of the 23rd and stayed with Jasen's mom and dad through the 26th. A Stromberg family tradition is to go out for pizza on Christmas Eve and then on to Aunt Jane's house to visit. We went to Pier 49, and never having been there before, I now declare it my new favorite pizza place, 2nd only to the one and only Big Ed's in Oak Ridge, TN. Also a Christmas Eve tradition is a Christmas program which of course includes the reading of the Nativity out of Luke. Then we each open one gift- new jammies! Here are the kids looking too cute:
The ever expanding belly full of Mr. Aiden:
Christmas morning, bright and early, Doug went to pick up Grandma Pat so she could see the kids play with their toys from Santa. While the kids waited with daddy in the bedroom, I went out to take some pictures of what Santa brought before the pillaging began.Gabe's:
Mommy's and Daddy's:
For the girl who asked for a butterfly for Christmas, this is what Santa brought her:
Santa was good to us, and in addition to that, we all received even more awesome gifts which we unwrapped later that day but that I failed to get pictures of. I did, however, get some pictures of the kids in their Sunday best for church Christmas day.
And here is the cute outfit Doug and Maren gave Gabe and the cute hoodie from Grandma Pat.
Hannah said, "No pictures of me!" as if I were paparazzi. So in that manner I had to sneak a shot of her leaving the house when we went out for some day after Christmas shopping. (She carried her tube of "wips" that were in her stocking everywhere with her that day.)