Friday, January 2, 2009

Christmas Party

Christmas was absolutely wonderful this year. Christmas Eve my whole side of the family got together at my parents new house. It was the first get together since they had moved in so it was extra special. Christmas morning the boys were so cute, they were so excited to go in and see what Santa left them. I made the early birds hang out in our room till all of the boys were up. The Screamin' Banshee was a hit of course!!! Aiden was thrilled. All 3 boys were excited with what Santa brought them. Unfortunately we had so much fun, that I didn't get any pictures of the boys opening gifts. That's why hubby shouldn't be in charge of the camera! Later in the morning we headed to my parents for brunch with my family. It was so nice being in the new house and having plenty of room for the family. Christmas evening we spent at my in laws house and had a nice meal and gift opening there. We all got spoiled as usual and the boys were so fun to watch. It was truly one of our best Christmases in my opinion. The day after Christmas was my birthday and my boys treated me like a queen. Each of the boys had planned on taking me out to eat for a meal. Since Drew wasn't feeling well, Todd ran and got us our Starbuck's for breakfast and Drew and I cuddled up in my bed, ate/drank our Starbuck's and watched a couple of episodes of Ghost Hunters that we had DVR'd. It's one of our little special things to do together and having breakfast in bed with it was even more special. I was even allowed to give him some hugs and kisses. For lunch, Noah took me out to lunch at Kelly's. While I was at the salad bar, he went to the waitress and told her it was my birthday. After we ate, she brought me out some cheesecake and Noah sang "Happy Birthday" to me. It was so special and just melted my heart. If I could have filmed that, I would, it was so incredibly cute. That evening we went to my parents and my mom cooked me my birthday dinner. We had a fun relaxing evening over there with my family. A perfect way to end the day.

The next day of course, was the big Christmas Party Drew had planned for us. He worked so long and hard, I was overwhelmed when I came down to the basement. I took a ton of pictures to show you what all he did for his family.

Here was the itinerary he handed us when we came down. (in the fine print at the bottom, it says "will be open longer if no one is 'board' at 3:30")

This is one of the Christmas decorations he bought with his own money.
He set up a reading corner with some xmas books.
He made snowman sugar cookies and peanuts mixed with mints for us (along with the great sign in the background!)

Coloring/puzzle pages he printed out for us.

See those streamers?? He's been working on them for months using strips of paper and making paper links. He bought the garland.

The craft area.
We made these adorable candy cane reindeer!

We played Christmas Jingo, musical chairs and watched The Polar Express. It was so sweet and so special. I could tell he put so much thought and time into this party for us and that meant more than anything. It's at times like this that I can see what giving, thoughtful young men we are raising and I am so proud of them. Thank you Drew for our special day!
Oh, and remember how Drew thought we should wait and save all of our gifts for each other until the party?? Well, on Christmas morning he said we could go ahead and open them all and he would just save his gifts for us for the party. That really made me melt because I knew that meant we would all get a gift from him at the party but he wouldn't get a gift at all. That just goes to show that Drew knows what Christmas is not receiving.


Jill Scott said...

Drew is such a sweetie. I'm so impressed with all that he did. Might he be a party planner someday?

Abbie said...

Oh my goodness, that is the most wonderful thing I have ever seen!

Deb said...

Way to go Drew! Sounds like a fun party and love the craft!

Cindy said...

Boy did Drew think of everything...He did an amazing job beginning to end. I'm so impressed that he would wait to give you all gifts at a party he planned. I hope his generousity comes back to him tenfold during the year. What a sweetheart.

I'm glad you all had such an incredible Holiday Season. You have so many wonderful people to "spoil" you all...what a blessing.

Sandra Carvalho said...

What a sweetheart!!!
Hey he has a future as a PR!LOL!

Dianna said...

Good Lord Kel...I can hardly stand it. How precious is that boy?Please give him a huge hug for me!(Does this erase any of those Mommy doubts we talk about? ;)

Sandra Carvalho said...

Hi hon!!!
Got a lil'somethin' for you over here!

Beth said...

Hey Drew, I know a lot of elementary schools that would hire you to plan their parent/child nights:) You did a great job!

4funboys said...


What a fantastic son ! loved the craft... and the schedule! very sweet