Christmas Eve in Eau Claire

Posted by danaandtammy on Tuesday Dec 29, 2009 Under Holidays, Holidays, Kid Pictures, Photographs, Special Events

It rained on Christmas Eve in Eau Claire. That doesn’t happen often. Everyone was able to make it though. Christmas Eve traditionally has been celebrated in Mondovi at my parent’s house. This year it was at their new house just blocks away from where we live. The traditional Swanstrom dinner of Swedish Meatballs and ham was served and enjoyed by all (even Tammy because of some gluten free substitutions).

Here is the family in their shades of gray.

Emma and Landry got to sit next to each other at dinner. They are really started to act like good friends. Not as much fighting as when they were younger.

Here are all the cousins on the Swanstrom side of the family.

Kenny was in good spirits the whole evening.

We all had plenty of presents. Kenny is ready to hit his pile.

Kenny need to cool off a little so he lost his sweater. Here he is playing with a new toy airplane.

You’ve got to love the princess stuff.

Emma gave out canvas bags with her artwork on it. Here Grandma Swany is opening her red one.

Kenny and his Daddy.

Kenny doing a little walking for the camera.

Kenny and his Mommy.

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Christmas Eve Morning

Posted by danaandtammy on Thursday Dec 24, 2009 Under Holidays, Holidays, Kid Pictures, Photographs, Special Events, Stories

Tomorrow (Christmas Day) the Swanstroms hope to fly to Colorado to be with Tammy’s parents and grandmother. The weather might get in the way, but since we will be leaving early we decided to celebrate Christmas today. Besides present opening, the other excitement was that I tried to adjust a ceiling light during present opening, fell off the chair I was on, and literally landed on my head. Everyone was crying in fear except for me. I’ve got a little sore neck, but ibuprofen has helped a lot.

First things out of the stockings. Kenny got a blue rubber ducky, Emma got some hand sanitizer. Both seem pleased :).

Kenny’s duck and truck (just behind Kenny) were no match for the allure of his big sister’s stuff.

If you look real close you can see that she has a princess math book. It doesn’t get much better.

Last gift was a cash register. Emma loves to play restaurant with play food and play money.

Kenny got a little puzzle.

Trying to get a good pose with their stockings. Grandma Swany keeps them up to date for each Christmas.

Take Two or Twenty-Two…can’t remember.

An individual shot of Emma…

And one of just Kenny.

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