Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Family Christmas's

Wowzers what a Christmas break we have had! We started off a day earlier than we had originally planned because of the "bad" weather we thought we were going to get in western Kansas. Got to Grandma Debbie and Grandpa Joe's house on the evening of the 22nd. Wednesday night Matt and I left the girls with Grandma Debbie and met dad at the new casino in Dodge. Matt won almost $200 and I broke even.

Thursday for lunch we met in Dodge again to see Grandma Alice along with aunt Katie, uncle Tyson and of course miss Kali. We ate a turkey dinner and the girls got to play in Alice's empty apartment and break it in right with all their paints and playdough that she got them :)

Had to take a picture of the crack!

That night we met at the club for the Castaneda family Christmas. Dad beat me in the first wii bowling game and then I smoked him in the second surpassing my old record with a new one of 244. Maddie learned how to wii bowl and turns out, she loves it and she was really good too. I wish I would have gotten some video of her bowling. It was like speed bowling with a twist and twirl added in there. I'm surprised she didn't break out the kartwheels. After a fun night out there, we headed to Coco and Grandma Coco's house in Burdett.

All the second cousins playing with the legos

Maddie bowling with the wii

Christmas Day morning, the girls got up early and immediately wanted to go swimming in the hot tub. They really didn't care about the presents, just the hot tub. But we managed to talk them into opening presents first! They were santa's little helpers handing out all of the presents to everyone.....mostly themselves! After that, Grandma took them both for a swim while the rest of us layed around and watched Coco get lunch ready! We ate a great lunch with Grandma Glenna, Rollie and Marie. After that, it was time for the "big" kids to play our white elephant game. I think everyone was pretty happy with what they got, even if their original gift got stolen a time or two :). After that it was laying around and watching the girls play with all their toys.

We headed back to Kinsley that evening for yet another Christmas with Grandma Tootie, Aunt Tammy and Uncle Monty. It was the same thing over there, sit around and watch the girls play with their presents. Oh yeah, and opening a bunch of lottery tickets that were no good.

Let's see...Saturday we got up and around and headed back to Emporia about 1 pm. We had to make one stop at the outlet mall in Newton. Once we got home, the girls were so excited to open up all the presents that we had gotten them. Out of everything we got them, the umbrella's were definitely the favorites!

Sunday was all about sleeping in and trying to organize a house that had just been hit with a thousand new things! It's always great to go see everyone but there's no place like home!

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