December was filled with family, parties, food & fun. As Christmas approached, I started having more good days than bad days. I'm so tired of morning sickness. It's really a drag. We started off December with our annual Guerrero Family Christmas. The little cousins played, the big cousins, aunts and uncles ate and caught up with each other. It's always so much fun.
here's most of the little cousins (missing Allie, Brook & Sarah)
The Guys (my dad, brothers, cousins & uncles) all went to a Charger game together. They had a blast. On the way down Joey bought a "new" car. We decided it was time to sell the Saturn and get another car that is safe and can seat 7. It gets better gas mileage than my Yukon XL. Now the kids just need to name it...my car is Rocket, the Saturn is Shark, my mom's car is Dolphin. : )
First day of Christmas Vacation!
Christmas Eve Dinner at our house...my mom prepared everything and then we hosted. It made it so much more simple. The kids exchanged gifts with Allie & Brooklyn since we wouldn't see them Christmas Day. They also opened their PJ's from my parents.
Apparently "Dwayne Wayne" glasses are popular again (remember those? Adam & I had a pair, but they had a wire rim). My 13 old niece wanted some for Christmas. Hilarious!
Christmas morning. Started with Reading from Luke chapter 2, stockings and gifts. The kids each got a pair of shoes, an outfit, socks underwear and a toy. Beau got Legos, Chloe got a beauty supply kit - fake blow dryer, flat iron, apron that holds the brush, clips & make-up. The girls gave me a make-over this morning. Isabelle got a guitar! We also got a PS3. I've been wanting a Wii for a long time now. Nana & Papa have one and we all love to play. Joey said no Wii...he wanted the PS3 since it's Blu-Ray and it can stream Netflix (not that we have Netflix). We did get the Move, so it's like the Wii. Beau and I did archery this morning together. It was fun. Then we played the Gladiator one with sword fighting and Beau kicked my booty. I love that it's something we can all play together....and the kids love it.
Beau reading Chloe's book to her
She's totally meant for a guitar! She can't wait to get lessons from our neighbor.
Beau's gift to us
It just wouldn't be Christmas without Legos.
Isabelle got a wardrobe, doll & a bunch of clothes and accessories for her dolls. I think she needs an American Girl doll. She seems to take care of her fake ones (Our Generation Dolls from Target). The hair is just sooo terrible. It gets tangled so fast. I'm wondering if the AG ones are better? Maybe for her birthday or next Christmas. She loved her gift from my parents though...so perfect and it's really cute in her room.
Chloe napped while we played. It was a much needed nap and we were able to stay in Fresno til late without any tantrums!
Kids table. Nana set it up with tons of candy and activities for the kiddos. It was perfect.
eating some candy before dinner
in the playroom
I know that Santa is at the front door, but she doesn't...
that face....not happy!
Waving from afar to Santa.
Getting her pillow pet from Santa.
Everyone has to sit on Santa's lap to get their gift. You are never too old.
Yes, we even torture the little ones...afraid or not, you have to sit on his lap at least once.
I'm a terrible mom..laughing at my baby girl's fear!
Isabelle got the unicorn, Chloe got the "horse" zebra and Beau got the T-rex. They were so happy!
Approaching Santa for another gift...she decided it was worth it.
mommy's turn! Baby A and Baby B even got their first gifts...Nana had blankets made. They are too cute.
Time to dance! My girls LOVED it! The boys laughed us.
And then they started wrestling instead of dancing. : )
It was a great day. We are truly blessed beyond measure!