Sunday, January 10, 2016

The Christmas Crew!

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.

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Making ugly Christmas sweaters

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The fellas

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The lovely ladies

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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.

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We surprised everyone with a pajama party - complete with everyone getting some holiday PJs ,and watching National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

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Leaving Santa some milk and cookies! And carrots for the reindeer, of course.

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Christmas morning!

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Anna was delighted with one of Santa's surprises - her very own guitar!

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And Maddie got her bike!

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This is the cutest little costume - Maddie calls it her Sugar Plum Fairy dress

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We got this really cool race car game called Anki Overdrive - it's been a lot of fun to play, even for the adults.

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Gingerbread house decorating contest - Tinsel Tournament event #3 (event #2 was bowling but I stayed home to get some of the Christmas dinner prepped).

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Poppy and Susu's gingerbread outhouse.

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Steve and Brad's gingerbread stable

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Kristy and Alex's gingerbread hobbit hole

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Sarah and Anna's candy masterpiece. Anna was so proud of it!

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Poppy and SuSu were the Tinsel Tournament champions!

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Anna had not stopped talking about playing guitar with Poppy and Daddy since our Charleston trip.

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Our bartenders for the evening

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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!

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