every year during Christmas we get together for a meal with Kim’s side of the Ohana and this year was no different. the site this year was the fish market on harbor blvd, right next to the USS Midway. the food was awesome! as always we brought along a camera for a few fun shots.
unfortunately, half of san diego was there with us so we had to keep ourselves busy for a while until a table opened up.
with camera in hand we headed outside to walk around the embarcadero and get a few snaps with the statues of the memorial honoring bob hope.
jake was looking for more presents. more on that in a bit.
the kids showed us their artistic side.
now on to the gifts. jake, being the youngest, got first dibs.
april finally got an etch a sketch and busted out this little scribble for us.
we wrapped one of jake’s presents in a huge box. here’s his reaction when he saw it.
he was literally jumping for joy.
then came the opening part. pesky packing tape.
he was making the funniest faces trying to get the box open. grandma was loving it.
after jake got his grand prize he kept searching for additional gifts, but none were to be found.
the boo boo lip was in full effect.
he enlisted the help of TMNT to search for more gifts.
what he found was the best gift of all, a big hug and smooch from grandma.
here’s glenn with his new friend, steve the stress ball. can you see the stress melting away?
it’s all about the benjamins (and souplantation).
mike tried helping jake with his lincoln logs, but jake knew he was not dealing with a licensed contractor. instructions? what are those?
they’re lincoln logs, not jenga.
santa knew exactly what i wanted.
so did patti. patti and noah eluded the camera on this occassion, but their gifts and friendship are still very much appreciated. as is everyone that didn’t make it out to our house for Christmas. we hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and/or Hanukkah and/or Festivus.
here’s the ross boys looking their worst.
Ohana Christmas 2007