Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas Day!

Christmas Day started off by excitedly going through the goodies Santa left us.  

And then opening presents from under the tree. 

And of course, Mom made us all pose with our hauls for this year.

Dad included! 

And Mom got spoiled as well with this haul, plus a new chair and ottoman. 

And the rest of the day was spent playing, playing and playing. Just the way Christmas Day is meant to be!

And the winner for pic of the day was this precious moment I caught when Dad loved the present she picked out for him. 

Hope you all had Christmases just as good as ours was! 

Saturday, December 24, 2016

And to All a Good Night

Santa Came! He really came! And left the kids many of their hopes and wished for this year.

He left this pile for Caleb: A bigger TV for his room, a gaming chair for his room, A Giants helmet Lego set, a Giants light, a Giants pillow, a new watch and earbuds and a stocking full of goodies.

And he left this pile for Zaden: A Furby Connect, a Miposaur, an electric Razor scooter, Kilo Ren's lightsaber, military vehicles to paint, a stuffed Meowth, a Diary of a Whimpy kid practical joke kit and some new graphic novels. Then a stocking stuffed with a new 3DS game, a watch and tons of goodies.

 Zaric's was just about a repeat of Zaden's as their lists were almost identical this year.  Just a couple substitutions and color changes to complete his pile.

And Miss Faith was so excited to learn that Santa not only left her the Baby so Real she was going to "die" without, but also a Furby Connect as well. Along with  a laundry set for her dolls, some Trolls toys and activities, new socks, a new watch, some Ken dolls, Barbie clothes and a Shopkins card game.  Along with a stocking full of goodies as well.
Santa is the man, he always knows these kids so well!

Christmas Eve 2016

This year for Christmas Eve, we started out a little differently and started off with  letting the kiddo's open the Christmas Eve box in the morning instead of the evening.
Inside were their usual traditional Christmas Eve pj's and a few activities to keep us busy throughout the day.  The kids received a Shrinky Dink kit to make a little Christmas tree. They love Shrinky Dinks and absolutely loved this idea.  Everyone participated and got along and together we put together the cutest little tree.

Then we took the time to play our Christmas Memory Match game and the Christmasopoly game we received last year.

And we had the feast requested and designed by Faith. Lasagna, Salad, Garlic Bread, Apples, Oranges, Carrots and Corn.  

And once evening fell, we donned our new pj's. 

And we made some reindeer food and sprinkled it in the yard.  

And cuddled up on the couch to watch a Christmas movie 

Then we broke out the last part of the Christmas Eve Box. The new Lego Christmas train set and went to work. 

It turned out awesome! 

And right before bed time, my favorite part of the whole day happened. When we witnessed this!

Caleb may have just earned his place as the new traditional reader of T'was the Night before Christmas.  I can't get enough of this pic.  Perfection.  And all that was left to do after such a busy and exhausting day was to put out a plate of cookies and milk then get in bed and snooze the night away waiting for Santa to come.