Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Festivities

With the family now more spread out than ever, organizing Christmas was a little tough this year. We had lots of family plans to consider! We managed to accommodate everyone if we did have to break traditions a smidgen!
December 21st
We celebrated with mom and dad and my brothers and their children. In lieu of our traditional Italian dinner we opted for appetizers. It was very tasty and easy!!! The kids enjoyed spending the day together playing and opening presents.
Clayton as Santa

Chaos!!! And a very excited Sam.

Waiting is just so hard!!!

The girls..Isabella, Emma, & Madison

4 Generations of Tronco Testosterone (Scary!)
Dad, Papa (Joe Tronco Sr.), Michael, and Jameson

Sam and Fu love Muzzy's Ice rink

Uncle Nic-Nic a favorite of everyone's

Fu enjoying the labor of opening gifts

Shannon and Fu
December 23rd
We headed to the lake to NaNa and Papa's house for our annual Christmas slumber party. We enjoyed watching the kids play and open presents together. And we truly enjoyed our Christmas Eve brunch before going home!

Sam opens a present from Kirstin and Madeline
Fu tears into his presents with Daddy

Kirstin and Madeline get into their loot too
December 24th
Shannon and I along with the boys, enjoyed a quiet evening at Mom and Dad's. We enjoyed our traditional Italian dinner which was DELICIOUS and made Mini-Gingerbread Houses with Sam and Fu.
Fu and Daddy working on his edible masterpiece

Boppa joins in

TA-DA!

Sam spent lots of time on his...only about half done at this point!

Muzzy lends a helping hand
Then it was off to bed so Santa could come visit!

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