Sorry for the late posting! Billy decided one evening to "clean up" the hard drive and inadvertently deleted some important files! I couldn't do very much on the internet, needless to say! I'm so happy to be back!!
All the children had a wonderful time during Christmas, and everyone was pretty well-behaved, surprisingly. Rebecca caught on to the present-opening pretty quick, and was overjoyed with each and every one. She wanted to play with each toy after she opened it, so we had to convince her to delay that gratification to the end. She would also want to try-on and model all her new clothes. We even had a PJ fashion show one day! William is all about getting presents, and he has no problem just moving on to the next one. Vivian was doing her share with the tearing of wrapping paper. Her favorite gifts were, of course, baby dolls. She is so cute; she just kisses all over them. Henry was especially happy with anything with wheels. He pretty much had a "Cars movie" Christmas! Let's just say it is pretty hard to teach the finer points of being better to give than to receive when grandparents are around! They can make Santa look bad! :)
We did have a little set-back. My grandfather, Waddell Jackson, who is 80 years young, went into the hospital in ICU on Christmas night. We are so thankful that he is back home again, doing well, and gaining strength every day. He felt so poorly Christmas morning that he didn't open his presents with everyone else. He loves Christmas so much, so you know he is pretty sick not to open presents!
Here are some photos, in no particular order.
Anna, Vivian, Henry, Walker, Rebecca, William, Scarlett, Fiona, and Phin with Paw-Paw
Henry shows off his Hot Wheels that Nannie and Paw-Paw gave him. He also got 2 cool carrying cases that he likes to sleep with!
Rebecca's Christmas haircut
Rebecca, Henry, William, and Vivian at Granddaddy Woodall's house
Rebecca's Tinker Toy creation. (She said it was a tree.)
Here's a Christmas morning pic. I was terrible with the camera; I can't believe I made so few!! Vivian is showing off her new purse, along with her usual bedhead!
Rebecca spends time with Granddaddy Jackson on Christmas Day. (He had to go into the hospital that night for an upper GI bleed.)
Decorating the gingerbread house
Happy Birthday, Billy! Here we had just got home from eating at the old Greenbrier BBQ and are about to enjoy some red velvet cake, Billy's favorite.
Walker, Rebecca, Vivian, Anna, William, and Henry
She got a hoola hoop!