While we were staying with Shari we had a belated Christmas celebration/dinner with the Buskirks/Johnsons. Andrew LOVED getting to see all of his cousins and Aunts and Uncles.
While we waited for them to arrive on Sunday we played with Andrew's favorite toy lately- a very old snow globe that has a train going around it and through a tunnel. The little guy will watch it for HOURS.
After dinner we checked out some of the new Christmas presents that the cousins got
and Andrew & Leah "played" with the train snow globe again... fortunately Leah didn't care about holding it, since Andrew wasn't going to let it out of his grasp
Uncle Randy goofed around with Andrew for a long time and the little guy loved every minute of it since he got so much attention!
Later on we opened some Christmas presents. Shauna made Shari the most awesome personalized puzzle from a picture she took on our Alaskan Cruise last summer. It was such a unique and thoughtful gift since Shari LOVES puzzles.
Little man got some super cool Tonka trucks from the Johnsons. They are perfect because they are loud and have buttons- his favorite.
"Stay away, these are my toys"
The girls got an Easy Bake Oven (I always wanted one)...
and several other gifts were exchanged. Kevin and I got the game "Ticket to Ride" from Liesl and Allen and we are now obsessed. We were up til late tonight playing the game with Jess. The competition was fierce and Kevin almost wouldn't let us go to bed because he never won (Jess & I each won once :)).
After the gift exchanging, the adults chatted and Andrew loved having playtime with his cousins. He is especially interested in the older boys right now and likes to follow them around. He seems to think that he is their age and tries to insert himself into their games. They are great at nicely telling him to watch... and he usually listens.
Rob is especially helpful with the little man.
Playing on the phone with Rob & Grandma
Andrew stole all of the balls from bumper pool and put them inside the foosball table. The boys were a little perplexed when they tried to play pool... eventually we figured out where the balls were and little man loved watching the big kids play.
I think it is so great that Andrew has so many cousins to look up! We love it when everyone can get together because we have such a good time.