December 2013 – Part 4 Christmas Holidays

December 24th 2013  –  Christmas Eve

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We usually always celebrate Christmas Eve at Nonna and Papa’s house!  A traditional Italian Christmas Eve dinner of the feast of the 7 fishes complete with Alio Olio!  My favorite pasta!

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Presents for Layla!

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Dennis holding and meeting baby Luke!

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The drive over to Nonna and Papa’s always puts Sam to sleep!

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Coloring in her new coloring book and opening more presents!

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Sam asleep with his hands in his pants!  Another “tradition”

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My beautiful family!

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Beautiful Nonna and her three grand-babies!

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Nonna and Papa with their pride and joy times 3!

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I am lucky in love and family!  That is for sure!

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His first grand-baby love!  A sweet moment between Layla and her Papa.

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Watching Nonna and Papa’s silly singing instrument playing Holiday Disney character band!

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Papa with his boys!  I love this picture!

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Luke’s boo boo lip in Papa’s arms.

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Layla writing her letter to Santa with Papa’s help!

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Papa helping Layla writing!  I love this moment!

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Luke in his Christmas eve outfit his Nonna bought him!

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My three little loves in their Christmas pajamas, in front of Nonna and Papa’s Christmas tree on Christmas eve!

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We are so very lucky!

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Layla giving Luke some Christmas Eve kisses!

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Papa and his final grand baby!  Nothing but pride, love and pure joy!

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Layla and Sam lovin’ on Nonna!

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Sam lovin’ on his Papa!  Just look at those smiles!

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Home from Nonna and Papa’s tracking Santa with NORAD!

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Santa CAME!

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December 25th 2013 MERRY CHRISTMAS

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Merry first Christmas Luke!

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Coming out to see what Santa brought!

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Scooters, a Batman ride-on car for Sam, a skateboard for Layla…

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Super stoked on a stuffed Doc Mcstuffins doll!

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Stocking time!

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Layla reading Santa’s note back to her and seeing what cookies he ate and what snacks the reindeer enjoyed!

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Opening her Hello Kitty Vans!

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Hugs for presents on Christmas!

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A bubble blowing lawn mower!

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Testing our his new scooter in the house.

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Christmas dinner…That is a huge piece of meat!

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Sam cruising his new scooter!

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Layla trying out her new skateboard!

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Christmas morning scooter and skateboard fun!

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Mmmm brunch!  Pecan rolls and cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting!

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Happy Half Birthday Layla! 5 1/2 years old today!

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Merry Christmas!

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More presents!  Ahta & Uncle Joel and the Roerigs came over, round 2!

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Sam’s first T-ball set from Ahta and Uncle Joel!

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The famous Rainbow loom from Ahta and Uncle Joel!

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Sam was stoked on his box of balls from the Roerigs!

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Layla was so stoked on her big Lego set!  Thank you Ahta and Uncle Joel!

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Sam hanging out with Dax on Christmas morning!

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Ahta loving on Luke!

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Nanny giving Luke some Christmas morning love!

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Ahta and Little Luke.

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Luke all tired out in Ahta’s arms!  Christmas is exhausting when you are 2 weeks old!

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Uncle Joel getting pretty comfortable holding our new babies!

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Ahta and Uncle Joel with their Team Z niece and nephews!

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Lauren meeting loving on baby Luke!

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Guy and his huge roast!

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Alicia loving on baby Luke!

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Kids table!

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Merry Christmas everyone!

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I LOVE this man and all he has given me!

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My little family!

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Layla is 5 1/2 on Christmas 2013 and Luke is 2 weeks old today too!

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Layla and Abby, girlfriends for life!

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This crazy group of fun, loving and yes, I said it twice, CRAZY people are my family!

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Lauren and Shawn!

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Jocelyn holds baby Luke!