What we did and when we did it. Sometimes.

What we did and when we did it. Sometimes. People, places and events to remember.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas Morning Picture Post

We had a nice, lazy Christmas with just the five of us.  Evan and Ben woke up at their normal early times, so I was up, too.  Emmett and Corrie managed to sleep until TEN.  We finally had to wake them!

While waiting, Ben had a snack:

What are you looking at, Mom?

Evidently, tissue paper tastes GOOD.

After Corrie and Emmett joined us, we got down to the serious business of opening gifts:

And saying thank you:

And trying things on:

With some ballet demonstrations:

And basketball demonstrations:

Some more trying on ... then some jumping around with cash ...

General happiness.

 And yet more trying on.

And still more opening of gifts.  

The kids had a blast.  Ben only managed to open a few of his in the morning - he preferred playing with the paper to actually opening the presents.  We "helped" him with a few, then took a break so he could play with those toys before opening the rest later in the afternoon.

We failed to get a good video or picture of Corrie when she was actually opening a gift.  She was the most fun to watch - shrieking with joy for each and every present.  

We made a yummy breakfast, then took it easy the rest of the day.  The kids watched Pokemon (thanks to Auntie Jen and Uncle Daniel) and Barbie's Princess and the Popstar (thanks to Auntie Arthi and Uncle Derek).  We didn't do any more cooking on Christmas.  We have a tradition of eating Hickory Farms cheese and sausages on Christmas because when Emmett was a kid, his uncle would always send a Hickory Farms assortment to their family.

At some point, we did Facetime with family in Hawaii, then those in Mississippi.

Later in the day, we invited another family over to watch the Barbie movie.  (They have two girls).  The adults played Settlers of Catan (and ate yummy desserts) while the kids all watched the movie and played.  It was a good day. 

We missed being with family - but it was nice to have a quiet Christmas at home.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a wonderful Christmas! Happy New Year to you & your family!