Grandma and Grandpa Orton spent the night with us! We all sat down to Evan's favorite breakfast, which is cinnamon rolls, bacon and eggs. Then it was time to open presents!
Evan has been very into Star Wars lately, so he got an AT-AT vehicle, Star Wars figures, a Darth Vader Transformer, and a General Grievous mask! Evan played for FOREVER with them, and his brothers and sister joined him which made him very happy!
After that, we put the lights and ornaments on the Christmas tree that we had set up on Thanksgiving night. It was so much fun this year listening to the kids remember the stories behind each ornament, many of them special gifts from their Aunt Karen, Grandma, Aunt Shirley as well as handmade ones from preschool and grade school.
Then we got ourselves all showered and ready to go for a special night out to celebrate Evan's birthday and to kick off the Christmas season. Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Karen, Uncle Jim, Robbie, Uncle Bill and our family all went to our favorite hamburger joint.
Here's Evan and I posing with his special monster birthday cake, one that he's had his eye on at our grocery store for about a month.
Thanks for the special night out, Mom and Dad! Love you!
Our favorite 5 year old, our favorite 4 year old, the older kids and me!
I love my sweet nephew!
After we ate, we went to my hometown's Christmas Parade.
The kids got a front row seat. They were pretty excited about that. Can you tell?!
Young Robbie had a great seat too, on top of his dad's shoulders!
Sister and brother!
My handsome husband and me
My mom and dad
My sister Karen, brother-in-law Jim, and Robbie
Santa came, and the kids were so excited, but sadly this is the best picture I have of the event. I definitely need to work on my night time picture-taking.
The whole crew before we called it a night