We had a wonderful Christmas morning. The kids were very patient while both Paul and I showered and got ready. I couldn't believe they allowed it. Here they are excitedly waiting for the "no peak sheet" to be lowered.
Paul always teases them mercilessly.
Their reaction to what Santa left for them.
The first thing the kids opened after going through their stockings were the gifts from each other. Emma burned a ninja into wood for Andrew during flex time at school.
Andrew got Emma Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon.
Santa left me things too ; )
This book was one of the first things we wrapped and put under the tree. It took a while for the kids to figure out what was in the package. They were intrigued by the weight of it. Finally they realized it was a book and Andrew put two and two together and figured out if was a Diary of a Wimpy Kid book. He brought out his stack of other to compare size and shape and sure enough it was a match. Silly boy. He takes after his mother. Of course he wanted to open it up right away.
Emma got some toxic green nail polish from yours truly. She loved it.
We bought Marius a sweater. I thought the small dog size would be a good fit but I was wrong. It barely went over his head.
It was so tight he wouldn't even move.
His fur was all mussed in the back poor guy. It had to be chocking him. We took the sweater back. Hopefully we can get him one for a medium sized dog when they go on clearance. Who knew he was so girthy.
This was one of Andrew's favorite gifts. He loves Sock Monkey and he wanted button up pajamas like Paul and I have. It was perfect. He's been wearing them constantly.
Paul got me some super nice measuring spoons and cups. Love!
Paul is impossible to shop for so I stole an idea from my friend Emily and gave him a cookie of the month club as a gift. He can pick whatever flavor of cookie he wants once a month and I will make it. He seemed happy with it.
I got a lot of exercise stuff. Snow shoes, dri-fit tops, sports bra and a gift card to get some running shoes. I am only getting older and fatter so I am excited to get some things that might make exercise more tolerable.
We are so grateful for the blessing of Christmas and Christ's birth. We feel blessed that we were able to provide a nice Christmas for our kids. I love that we were able to make so many fun memories leading up to Christmas and can't wait to do that again. I love my little family very much and am so thankful for them. I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas.