Sorry for the overload of photos from the past few days, but bloggers gotta blog. I love seeing all your Christmas photos and traditions, looks like we all had some great family time!
The kids had a Christmas Pageant at school last week...
|They were a wee bit excited!
...and cousins posed for a quick photo after.
|Look at all those rosie cheeks!
We had a birthday cake for Jesus on Christmas Eve:
Declan was busy hamming it up for his first Christmas:
|We were both wearing our footsie pajamas...awwwwkward.
The big kids each opened one gift on Christmas Eve...but I only got a photo of Alexander. The bigger big kids all got fleece sheets and a new pillow. Believe it or not, they were stoked!
Then while no creatures were stirring, the living room transformed for Christmas morning...
|Three presents each, like Jesus received (and also because it's easier and less chaotic!)
|Truth be told, I sometimes go a little crazy with the stockings and can't fit everything inside - whoops!
Papa Elf set up the family gift...a kid's computer so they can keep their sticky paws off my Mac :)
We went to bed, and before we knew it, rise and shine! It was Christmas Morning!
Picture on the stairs at 7 am:
Breakfast of cinnamon rolls even better than the Pioneer Woman's (don't kill me for saying that, but try this recipe and judge-eat for yourself):
And then the kiddos were allowed to enter the room:
|I just noticed how orange his nose is looking, gotta back off on the orange veggies!
The stockings were ripped open:
|Declan wants in on the action.
|Maggie laughed and laughed, then said "Wait, I don't get it."
|Declan still wants to open something.
|Score! We gave him his first puff, which he promptly gagged on and then puked. Not ready, turns out.
|Battle of the dueling teams.
This seemed to be The Year of the Shoe for Phil and I. We are nothing if not practical :)
We actually missed going to my family's Christmas dinner because we had a stomach bug going through our house. (This just in, 7 out of 8 have been hit).
Then we celebrated 2nd Christmas with Phil's parents...
And, like Declan with a nuby and blankie, good night!
See ya next year!