Sunday, January 8, 2012

Christmas with the Coxes

So, here we are at Christmas morning... we are all packed up and ready to head to Waco for Christmas with the Coxes... doesn't that have a nice ring to it? Christmas with the Coxes... Christmas with the Coxes... love it!

Kaki and Caden wore their fancy Christmas PJs on the car ride over since we wouldn't be having any formal Christmas Day celebrations until later that afternoon. And it's a good thing because Caden and Uncle Tag were a hot, sweaty, dirty mess by the time the afternoon fun rolled around...

Caden and Uncle tag found a new game... "Pillow Fight" aka trash the living room with Nana's nice couch pillows while Caden tries to "dodge" the air assault ultimately succumbing to the weight of the fluff and diving head first into the pile...

Then it was time for a little fishing with our new rod from Santa! Bop and Caden had to re-learn how to treat fish once they were caught by GENTLY tossing them back into the "lake" rather than keeping the fish on the line and flinging them half way across the house as he cast his rod into the pond! :)

Not too much after we had finally mastered the fish throwing technique, Gran and Poppa arrived which meant the official Christmas Day festivities could begin... hurray! And we all know where they started...

With PRESENTS!!

It was a big group with LOTS of presents... but here are a few highlights...

Kaki girl getting her new doll!!

Chade and his new easel!! SO fun!!

Kaki girl with her Bop...
And Kaki-girl with her Bop again... are you sensing a trend?!

Daddy helping Caden open his presents...

We saved the BEST present for last... Caden's 'band in a box' from his Aunt Ree Ree and Uncle Tag... he was THRILLED to pieces and insisted from that point forward that we would become the Cox Family Band... similar to the Partridge Family minus the whole bus thing...

Poor Caden has been having some clothes issues due to his lack of diaper... and while we were opening presents it was just terrible... and you can guess that there were a plethora plumber jokes! Poor Caden... he surely did not get the lack of booty from my side of the family... goodness!

After the band and booty fun the Cade-man needed a time-out and so did Bop... so they retreated to the front room for a little Elmo action...

While Nana and Ree Ree worked hard on getting dinner on the table... YUM!

A few pics from around the table... I might need to add that naturally ALL of these pics are courtesy of Aunt Ree Ree who is ever the handy photographer! Thanks EE-EE :)

The handsome boys...

The cutest, sweetest girl EVER!!

Gran and Poppa... aren't they cute?!

And our gracious hosts... Nana and Bop...

Oh and an attempt at a family pic...

And wouldn't you know that I forgot to include a pic of Ree Ree and Tag... but they were there... I promise!! :)

Dinner was super yum, but SUPER filling as always so naturally we couldn't even think about dessert much less Jesus' birthday cake... SO we forgot... until Nana remembered during bath time and decided that we HAD to do it before Caden called it a night... so with his wet hair, clean body and cute jammies we had an impromptu Happy Birthday to Jesus party... Caden was so excited to be the honorary candle blower outer! :)

Kaki-girl was exhausted after all of the present and dinner fun... Christmas can wear a girl out... so she decided to get nice and comfy on her sweet Uncle Tag... they were buds this trip!! I think Kaki may have a little crush on Uncle Tag! :)

The next day was a cold and rainy day that was perfect for the Baylor Bookstore and a pit stop at George's for lunch! Caden thought the Baylor Bookstore was the Heaven on earth and could not contain his excitement. He has been there several times before but since Homecoming this year his love for Baylor has grown ten-fold... and it is hard to explain that BAYLOR is EVERYWHERE in Waco and on campus because well, Baylor is Baylor! He had never seen so much Baylor stuff in one spot... "Yook Bop... BAYER... YOOK!! BAYER over der!" Oh sweet boy... loves him some Bears!

Later that night Caden insisted that despite the cold, rainy weather he needed to go fishing! I told him I was totally okay with it if he could convince Bop... in other words... I totally threw Bop under the bus... sorry Bop! :) BUT Caden LOVED every minute of their fishing trip... one of his favorite Christmas memories, no doubt!

He was ready!! And they caught several fish... a bass... and another big one... at least that is what I took from their descriptions...

The rest of our trip was pretty laid back which was awesome...

The last morning we were there, Uncle Tag was manning the kiddos while I was packing up the house...

Uncle Tag looks like he has his hands full in this picture with Kaki and all of her toys and the pile of blocks in front of him... I think it is safe to say that Uncle Tag is ready for the juggling act of parenthood... :) And please notice Cori that that was a smiley face not a wink... Besides if y'all have kids now who will be my photographer??!! :)

Uncle Tag was also sweet enough to read B is for Baylor to the Chade... a favorite when we visit Nana/Bop's house!

It was a GREAT Christmas with the Coxes! As always we were spoiled to pieces... especially our two little ones! What fun to have so many new toys and things to play with! We are so grateful for how well our kids our loved!!

Thanks Nana, Bop, Ree Ree, Tag... we love y'all!!


(PS: For the record there is not ONE picture of Aunt Ree Ree in this post because Walgreens is trying to make me crazy... So because I am having downloading issues and can't stand not to include a picture of my gracious photographer I put a pic up of Aunt Ree Ree and Caden... a classic pic in my book! Sorry Aunt Ree Ree... it's not because we don't love you!! )

1 comment:

Cori said...

What a fun Christmas celebration! We miss y'all so much!