The Forbes clan came for Christmas again this year and we all had a blast! The family is pretty scattered these days (Charleston, Nashville, and Chicago!) so it's always extra fun when everyone can get together.
Making ugly Christmas sweaters
The lovely ladies
We wore our Christmas sweaters out to the first event of the annual Tinsel Tournament - the Chuck E. Cheese ticket competition. We also learned that if you wear a Christmas sweater to Chuck E. Cheese they give you free tickets, so there you go.
We surprised everyone with a pajama party - complete with everyone getting some holiday PJs ,and watching National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.
Leaving Santa some milk and cookies! And carrots for the reindeer, of course.
Anna was delighted with one of Santa's surprises - her very own guitar!
And Maddie got her bike!
This is the cutest little costume - Maddie calls it her Sugar Plum Fairy dress
We got this really cool race car game called Anki Overdrive - it's been a lot of fun to play, even for the adults.
Gingerbread house decorating contest - Tinsel Tournament event #3 (event #2 was bowling but I stayed home to get some of the Christmas dinner prepped).
Poppy and Susu's gingerbread outhouse.
Steve and Brad's gingerbread stable
Kristy and Alex's gingerbread hobbit hole
Sarah and Anna's candy masterpiece. Anna was so proud of it!
Poppy and SuSu were the Tinsel Tournament champions!
Anna had not stopped talking about playing guitar with Poppy and Daddy since our Charleston trip.
Our bartenders for the evening
The "big kids" finished off the Christmas extravaganza with a night out to Six Flags. Our wonderful babysitter Janie came for a long evening, and we went to enjoy their holiday lights and roller coasters.
I have more holiday pictures coming up, randoms from December, and some ADORABLE pictures from our Christmas brunch with my sister and her family!