I decided to break Christmas up into 2 posts so that you don’t fall asleep at your computer, you’re welcome.
I am so bummed Christmas is over. I remember being sad as a kid that Christmas was over, but I still had a crap ton of new toys to play with, so it wasn’t THAT bad. Now, as an adult, Christmas is over and I DON’T have a crap ton of toys to play with, just a crap ton of decorations to take down. Total bummer. I hate the way my house looks after I take the tree down, depressing.
Moving on………..a couple days before Christmas (Thursday?) we got our first snow of the year!!!! And I declared it a snow day (we literally got a light dusting, but hey snow is snow). I really didn’t have anything pressing at work to do anyway, so no biggie. THIS seemed like a better way to spend our day:
It was a messy ordeal, SUPER messy!!! But the kids loved it, so I sucked it up for the day and just went with the mess. And no these cookies were not edible after the kids got done with them. Each cookie had about a pound of sprinkles on it, gag me!!
Onto Christmas Eve (cause I know you are just on the edge of your seat with excitement!!!)
We have had Christmas Eve with my in-laws at our house for the last 3 years. This year Josh smoked (SHOCKING!) a prime rib all day.
Pax got a treat that day, a friend of Josh’s drives a semi-truck and brought it over so Pax could take a ride in it. Pax thinks every semi-truck is Optimus Prime, so he was pumped, but he told me “Mom, don’t worry, it doesn’t transform.” Thanks buddy, I had no idea.
He looks so tiny compared to the big truck.
He sat in the drivers seat while Josh put his booster seat in the truck. Guess who DIDN’T like the truck:
Deb, Dave and Justin came over around 5:00 that night and the kids were going batshit crazy waiting to open gifts.
Deb and Dave got these bean bag chairs for the kids to go in our basement (which NOW has electricity AND a working bathroom…….next up? CARPET!!!)
After presents were opened, Harper had a little dance recital for us in the living room. She LOVES dancing, and starting in January she will start taking a 2 year old dance class on Tuesdays. I die just thinking about little baby 2 year olds in their little baby leotards and little baby dance shoes.
Next up: family pictures (the group shot was taken using my self-timer, hence the odd angle) then Christmas Eve mass at Church, then home. Pax sprinkled “Reindeer food” before he went to bed. I am pretty sure Harper was terrified of the idea of Santa coming. Every time we talked about it, she got this super stressed out look on her face.
Check out Paxton’s RAD Transformer socks!!
Josh and I were up until midnight getting everything ready. Santa doesn’t wrap in our house, he gets everything out of the boxes and sets everything up so the kids can just start playing in the morning. I think Josh wishes Santa would wrap the presents, but unless Josh wants to be Santa’s helper and wrap them all for him……..SANTA IS NOT WRAPPING…….mmmmmmk?
Santa came, Jacob left. Sad.
Santa ate most of his cookies, and then he may or may not have ran to the trash to spit them out. I don’t blame him, they were 2 days old and had a pound of sprinkles on them!!!
Christmas morning came bright and early the next day, and then we were off to Manhappiness to go to Papa Long’s house where we had MORE presents, a teary champagne toast (by yours truly), lots of laughs and a SUPER late night (er morning?). Stay tuned…..