Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Buzzing around the Christmas Party

I love family parties... especially when they aren't at my house!

Over the weekend there were twenty-four of us that managed to get together at my sister's house. This only happens once or twice a year and it was SO fun to be together.

The only place large enough for us all to sit together was the garage. With all those bodies, a few heaters, and a bunch of hyper kids we heated it up quickly enough! After a meal together we got down to the anticipated gift exchange.

For me the highlight was definitely Jonah. He has already told Santa that he wants a Buzz Lightyear for Christmas. You know, the talking action figure that is 12 inches tall with pop-out wings. What more could a boy want?!

We were a little skeptical as to whether he would play with this toy for a long period of time. Then Jonah got this at the family party:

A little Buzz Lightyear! He doesn't talk, but his arms and legs move and his wings do pop out! Jonah was in heaven!

The gift giving went on, but Jonah paid little attention to what was going on. Every time I looked over at him, I saw my boy flying his Buzz around in circles. It was absolutely adorable!

Now that I have some indication of his reaction when Santa gives him the big Buzz, I can hardly wait!

22 comments:

  1. Awww! He looks so happy. I bet he will be thrilled with the Big Buzz!
    I like Christmas parties better when they are at someone else's house too. : )

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  2. Well yeah mom geesh he can FLY hello.. and what boy doesn't want to fly?? Now he can if only to assist Buzz in his journeys

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  3. I love big family parties like that! And even better when it's not at home..lol!

    That picture reminds me of my son with his little action figure guys. It's like they are just in their own little worlds (sound affects and all)!

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  4. Oh, that's so sweet! My son lovvvved toy story the first time it came out and was the same way. I think he still has the originally Woody 'doll' in his keepsakes box I made for him!

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  5. I love that you got a sneak peek kinda!!!

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  6. That is cute. I can't wait for my kid's reactions to santa either. It is going to be awesome!

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  7. I'd say that Buzz is a big hit! And just think it entertained him while everyone was busy

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  8. "To infinity and beyond!" Sounds like you have a major winner on your hands. Enjoy! - Sherean (www.randomneuralfirings.net)

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  9. Oh it's gonna be so fun to see his reaction on Christmas! Make sure to take pics of that too!

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  10. I love big christmas parties! I also love Buzz Lightyear! How fun, I cant wait to see pictures of him on christmas morning. He is going to be SO excited!

    Stopping by from SITS :) Have a great day! xo

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  11. I love parties that aren't at my house as well. :)

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  12. looks like he had a good time.

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  13. My youngest cousin has been a Buzz fan since birth-- literally! He got that same toy a few years ago, and played with it non-stop (and took it with him EVERYWHERE) for about two years straight!

    ~Elizabeth
    http://confessionsfromaworkingmom.blogspot.com

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  14. That handsome boy looks intent & having fun. Love the big family get togethers too especially when I don't have to clean up afterwards, but only help. I'm your newest follower. Hope you find time to follow me too.

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  15. Awwwwwwwwwwwww. I love when they have a toy like that! Doesn't it just make you excited that he loves it SO much! PERFECT!

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  16. what a great picture. he's adorable. my son isn't into the whole toy story gang, i wish he was b/c i love all the characters. can't wait to see the pic of your son christmas morning with big buzz. happy WW and take care.

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  17. That is so sweet and great pictures!! It is fun to have everyone together! I have a large family too!

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  18. So fun!!!!! I miss the huge Christmas and Thanksgiving gatherings of my youth. I guess that's what happens when all the kids can't afford an area and move away :(

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  19. His reaction is going to be priceless!

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  20. Nice photo of a very happy boy! Christmas at your house will be great this year!

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