Thursday, December 29, 2005

Months ago Collin started calling his Uncle Bill- "Baboo." Several weeks before Christmas we were all eating dinner when he turned to Bill and said, "" Of course we could hardly contain ourselves. We have no idea where he came up with such a saying, but it seems to have stuck. He frequently makes this reference and has since begun to add ".com" to other family member's names. He must really be a little Rahul, having so much "computer knowledge" at such a young age!
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Griff Sleeps Through Christmas Morning!

Griffin was feeling so bad that he spent most of Christmas morning sleeping on G.G.'s bed. It was a not so good start for a 1st Christmas!
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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Collin was so excited when he got to G.G's because he saw three things: a giant Elmo, a 4 wheeler and a basketball hoop! He wouldn't let any present get in his way!

Stocking Surprises!

On Christmas morning, Collin actually slept in, but when he finally awoke he was thrilled to see a Big Bird in his stocking. He could hardly wait to get him out!
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Grammie and Pop-Pop's Christmas Tree

Collin and Griffin loved to look at Grammie and Pop-Pop's Christmas tree. They loved the challenge of trying to get past the presents to the ornaments and lights even more!
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Santa Collin

On Christmas Eve Collin wanted to dress up like Santa! He was having a great time saying, "Ho, Ho, Ho! Merry Christmas Everybody!"
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Chatting with Cha-Cha

Cha-Cha and Collin seem to have had a lot to talk about. If we only knew what they were saying!

Griffin is Stylin'

Griffin got a snazzy outfit from Dadiji. He must love it since his smile is so big! He'll be one stylin' baby in this get-up!

Opening Gifts in Orlando

The morning after our Disney adventure, we spent some time with one another outside of the hotel and exchanged Christmas presents. Collin was so excited to have a new Elmo doll and I think Griffin was just as interested in it!

Outside Mickey's House

Here are the boys outside of Mickey's house with Shalin, Dadiji and Renu Mausi. They had a wonderful time at Disney, but probably more fun being the centers of attention all day!

Meeting Mickey!

After waiting for awhile, we all got to meet Mickey! The boys thought it was so cool and we didn't mind it either! There's always something magical about the mouse with big ears!


One of Collin's favorite things to do at the house is to "bounce like Tigger." So, to see Tigger like this was a real treat! Collin wasn't shy at all, although I am not sure if the picture conveys that or not! He was so eager to walk right up and touch them- maybe it was posing for all the cameras that made him a little uneasy!

Winnie the Pooh

One of our favorite characters is Pooh. Collin had talked about meeting him all day. When we finally saw him, Collin's eyes lit up. Griffin even enjoyed it!

Mickey and Minnie Mouse!

Collin and Griffin enjoyed seeing Mickey and Minnie in the parade. They were all smiles! The characters were so close we could almost touch them. In fact, several of them came by to give the boys a high five! It was a wonderful way to begin our day at Disney!

Very Merry Christmas Parade!

Collin was so excited! The parade was about to start and he knew that he would be seeing Mickey, Goofy, Pluto and Winnie the Pooh. He could hardly wait!

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Disney World

Daddy and the boys getting ready for a fun day at Disney. This was our first trip with Collin and Griffin and it made the day even more exciting. There is nothing like seeing all of this through the eyes of a little child!

Graduation from NOBTS

On December 17th we were finally able to put on our caps and gowns! This is just outside of the church in Alabama where we graduated. It was a beautiful day, but extra chilly. From the looks on the boys faces, you might say they were as happy as we were to finally be "Done!"