26 December 2008

. . . jammies @ grammy's . . .

. . . though we missed 
chris, tate and tagg 
{shoulder surgery, cough, and RSV-like symptoms respectively} . . . 
. . . christmas eve 2008 
was the time for 
addi and halleigh to 
learn what "tradition" means . . . 
. . . this time, aunt amanda 
was doing the teaching/testing . . .
. . . the girls helped me locate 
all fourteen packages marked "24" . . .
. . . meaning: "open christmas eve" . . .
. . . addi was all business . . . 
. . . very organized and methodical 
in her gift opening . . . 
. . . inspecting her loungewear closely, 
as she discovered and loved 
the embroidered gold crowns 
on her hoodie . . .
. . . halleigh, on the other hand . . .
. . . could barely contain her excitement . . .
. . . she's a ripper . . . 
. . . a FAST ripper . . . 
. . . and she was delighted, too . . . 
. . . amelia was secretly hoping 
hers had crowns, as well . . .
. . . amber - always gracious . . .
. . . amanda - super stoked . . .
. . . grandpa and his little buddy - chillin' as usual . . .
. . . elliott really couldn't be bothered . . .
. . . tyler was pumped . . . 
. . . really - he loves "traditions" . . . 
. . . brent was more than happy 
to model this year's *pjs . . . 
. . . directly over last year's . . . 
. . . he has a "tradition" of being a freak . . . 
*it's been several years now 
since i was informed by drew 
{whose red nike shorts shall remain wrapped in his room for 15 1/2-ish more months
that it was time.  
no more matching 
candy cane or snowman flannel pj pants 
for the boys.  
the only acceptable gift is 
basketball shorts.  
long.  
with pockets.


7 comments:

chris+amber said...

what did I do to you?! Those pix of me are horrendous & unflattering. I do love my "lounge-wear". The rest of my family love theirs too. Thanks again!

pj said...

sshhhh...my boys haven't heard the no flannel rule yet! Can we please keep that under raps?

Sassy said...

Seriously Stephanie....I'm not kidding....can I just move in over there??? You all are just the cutest!


My word verification in funksh...I do think you have the MOST FUN KISCH!

Kevin said...

Is that wrapping paper from Hobby Lobby...which is the ONLY place that I buy my paper and I have the same stuff!!!

Bailey's said...

Okay-that was me...Katee....for some reason Kevin was logged in.....didn't mean to worry you!

granny said...

"Long, with pockets!" (Eric's exact words when he opened his pj basketball shorts Christmas Eve.)

Lori Taylor said...

Fun tradition! I'll have to try something like that next year. Hope I remember.