CHRISTMAS 2004
Hayden's First Xmas!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
from
The Reckwards!
Dennis, Mandy, Hayden & Haylee!!
He looks like an Elf in these pictures!!!
Christmas Eve we spent with my mom's side of the family.  This year was a little bitter sweet........I was happy we had Hayden there to help us get in the Christmas spirit, but we were missing the physical presence of a very important person in our life........my Grandma Scanlan.  There was a beautiful poem said and candle lit in her honor.  There was also amazing drawings done of her and given to my Grandpa. They are absolutely breathtaking, just as she was when she was alive.  She was such a beautiful person inside and out, and we definitely miss being with her.  But, I know she was watching over us and spent the holidays with us.  After our large family gathering we went to my mom and dad's house and opened presents there.
On Christmas Day we drove down to Decorah and got to spend the day with ALL of Dennis' brothers, sister in law and parents.  We haven't had a Christmas with all of us yet!  So, we were happy for that.  Hayden, of course was the center of attention, like he always is, but do  you blame us?  Look how cute he looked!
Here are some of the pictures from our holiday celebrations..........
Playing with our gifts........
Opening Gifts..............
Tired from all the excitement
He already loves Elmo the best!