Saturday, January 2, 2010

Christmas 2009

The month of December was a busy one!!!  It was filled with many gatherings and celebrations.  Toby was very excited about Christmas this year!  "Fuzzy" Santa's elf joined us for the first time this year right after Thanksgiving.  Toby enjoyed getting up every morning and finding where Fuzzy was hiding.  Last night he even said that he missed Fuzzy.  He is anxious for his return next November.
The first family gathering was the Cork Family Christmas at Carribean Cove.  The kids had so much fun getting to swim.  They were all ready to get out of the water though when someone mentioned Santa had arrived.  Scott got to be the Elf this year.  Toby thought that was hilarious!

Toby also enjoyed going to the Christmas puppet show at the Indiana State Museum.  Last year he didn't not get called to go on stage and has talked about it for an entire year.  This year he was picked!  As was Cousin Cassidy.  They didn't show Toby what he was supposed to do but he didn't care as long as he was on stage.

After the puppet show, we had lunch with Toby's at the tea room.

On top of Christmas activities, Toby got to enjoy playdates with his buddy Jaxcen and James and Hayden.  He has so much fun with his friends!!  (Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures of that!)

Christmas Eve Toby enjoyed staying home and he got to open one present in the morning before daddy went to work.  He was so excited about his new digital camera that takes pictures and videos.  He spent most of the day making videos and cracking up at himself.  He has quite the sense of humor.  We picked daddy up for work and heading to Christmas with my family.  Our tradition for many years has been to have pizza at our favorite pizza place with the family and then back to Grandma Janie's and Papa Paul's for presents.  This year Great Grandma Faerene and Barry joined us!  As usual, Grandma Janie and Papa Paul spent way too much money on everyone.  Toby got lots of clothes and spy gear and Walkie Talkies!!! Toby and I started yelling when we opened our Wii!!!!!!  More than the presents though we enjoyed our time together as a family!!!  We love them so much! 

After all the excitement at Grandma Janie's it was time to go home and prepare for Santa.  Toby was so worn out from all the excitement of the day that he fell asleep on the way home and woke up only to put his pajamas on. 
Christmas morning was an exciting one!  The one thing he asked Santa for was the Scooby Doo Haunted House Game.  He was so excited to finally receive it and the McDonald's Drive Thru. 

He also enjoyed opening his presents from mommy, daddy and Hoiberg.  After opening all his presents at home, it was time to head across the street to cousin Danny and Abby's house for Christmas with the Corks.  Toby was pretty tired already by this point and had sort of a melt down.  Luckily, we live close and Scott took him home to cool off.  He then enjoyed opening his presents where he got even more stuff! 
Toby got a Knight Costume while Abby and Cassidy got Princess Costumes!

This year Toby got lots of dress up stuff!

It was another wonderful Christmas and we are truly blessed to be surrounded by so many wonderful people!

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