Here are a few shots of our pre-Christmas activities, because I got too busy to ever post about them prior to Christmas.
The girls had fun trimming the tree and making Gingerbread sleighs and a Gingerbread house. It was especially cute, because I think Gabrielle might just have been more excited about all of this than the other two girls. She loves gingerbread houses. She went to a gingerbread house display with Alyson and Aly said she was so excited to look at all of the houses. This has been a fun Christmas with her.
Alfredo's department had a Christmas party. Usually they have a dinner for employees and spouses, but this year it was a party for the whole family. The kids really had fun playing the drums, guitars, and piano as well as foosball, pool, and toys. Gabby loved seeing Bruce's son's rats.
The food was delicious, and there was a special surprise near the end: Santa came and gave all the kids gifts!
The girls got Hello Kitty digital cameras, the boys got Nerf guns, the teenagers got money. Gabby got zhu zhu pet accessories and a zhuzhu pet car. Everyone was happy to see Santa, and only Gabby wouldn't climb up on his lap.