DSC_6352Opening up Christmas stockings this morning was the start of a pretty exciting day for the boys. Some of the first words to come out of Keegan were "LOOK! Santa ate some of the cookie we left him!!!". Pretty funny stuff.

The blur of wrapping paper and the exclamations of "WOW" was nice to watch. Christmas morning is a pretty big deal as a kid.

After the stocking I whipped up breakfast for everyone; Grandma, Grandpa and Great-Grandma arrived on Christmas Eve so the stove was pretty busy.

The kids weren't too focused on eating breakfast with a tree surrounded by presents. They wanted to know what Santa had brought and they wanted to know right now. But they knew the deal was the main gifts get unwrapped after breakfast.

They were excited about Christmas stockings but the level of excitement got amped up a bit more as Doreen started to hand out the big presents.

Most of the unwrapping was a collaborative affair, Evan and Keegan would combine their efforts on a single package, even if it wasn't their present, haha.

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Keegan had to be the most excited of the bunch, from the little things to the big things he pretty much always let out a "YES!" with a double fist shake.

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Grandma and Grandpa built a puppet show structure for the boys which had the kids throwing together an impromptu performance. You can see the elephant crushing the other puppet (which didn't go over that well). I was lucky enough to get a new mountain bike... magazine. ;-)

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DSC_6393The boys are downstairs right now with Grandpa, helping put the Rokenbok set together. More correctly, Grandpa is putting the set together while the boys basically remote control the vehicles all over the stuff he has laid out.

If you haven't seen the Rokenbok toys they are pretty cool. Each vehicle gets a numbered key plug in to it, which then allows you to remote control the vehicle allowing you to drive it all over the place and dump stuff, pick up stuff, grab more RokenBalls etc. Pretty neat and the boys dig it.

I'm not sure who's having the most fun down there right now, the big kid or the two little kids. ;-)

After Christmas turkey and all the usual attending vegetables and such, we all headed out for a walk along the ridge.

I got a good image of Pico busting through some snowbanks as she headed down to the river, the sun setting in the background along with a faint outline of the mountains made for a nice composition.

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The boys also took their toboggans out for a bit of a slide. The hill they were on wasn't very fast or long, so I decided to make it a bit more challenging by trying to slide on both toboggans, one foot on each toboggan. I managed to get a running start and hit the small jump, things didn't work out as I had planned from there and I had to make a minor adjustment in mid-air. ;-)

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2 comments:

eduardo arguelles said...

hey shaun, merry xmas looks like you guys had a great time! shaun what kind of camera do you shoot with?

Shaun Taylor said...

Hey, good to hear from you Ed!

I'm shooting with a D200 and a 17-55 f/2.8 or a 105 macro with one or two speedlights depending on the situation.

I like it but I would like a D3. ;-)