Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Happy "after" Christmas everyone!!! Is your house still a mess like mine is?? Ha ha, I actually made some good headway yesterday and plan to continue today. My kids are literally bouncing off the walls. They have been forced to kind of lurk around while I attempt to make this mess a home again. We had the whole family over for Xmas eve and Xmas day, so it takes quite a while to recover. And plus, I suck at housekeeping. Anyway, we had a marvelous Xmas filled with family, food, gifts, and a lot of laughter! It was awesome!!! Here's a re-cap for you :)
We spent most of Xmas eve at My in-law's house and had a great time! We ate yummy food and got to open gifts and just hang out. We are finally at a stage where I don't have to follow Hayden around to make sure that she isn't breaking anything or falling down and hurting herself. She's officially a "big kid" now so she can run around with her cousins and have fun while Josh and I just relax :) Awesome!
Here's a couple pics from Xmas eve:
Hayden and her Tompa....she loooooves him :)
Our fam (kids in pjs). My in-laws live about 30 minutes away so the kids are usually asleep by the time we get home.
Christmas morning Noah woke up up around 7am yelling that Santa had come and left presents for everyone!!! We had to wake Hayden up, ha ha! She's still little :) Josh and I sat and drank our coffee while the kids ripped their stockings to shreds :)
Hayden can finally open packages all by herself :)
They each got a "blanket gift" this year from Santa. I remember when I was a kid, there was usually at least one "blanket gift" in the room for somebody (a blanket gift is one that is too big to wrap and must be concealed with a blanket). The year my little brother got a bike was SO exciting! It was big in the corner of the living room with a big blanket draped over it. He didn't even notice it but Lisa and I were dying with excitement. I have such fun Xmas memories from when I was little.
Look at these CUTE pj's that my sis got for Hayden!!
I got this beautiful print from Studio Mela...
And today, our Xmas tree is a definite fire hazard. Josh is at work but he explicitly told me NOT to turn on the lights anymore. He's a fire fighter so I guess I better listen ;)
It was a wonderful holiday season and I can't wait to do it all again next year! I got some seriously awesome goodies at the after Christmas sales this year so next year is going to be even more magical (think 6.5' white tree....as my secondary tree of course). YAY!!!
I hope you all had a Merry and Bright holiday!!!