Christmas Eve we decided to go ahead and attend the family Christmas party at my Aunt's house. We had kind of sworn it off because it = crazy wound up kids at bedtime and the last year we went Pip screeeeeeamed the entire 2 hour ride home...It really is only 50 minutes, but that night it also snowed several inches while we were at the party and it was a torturous and agonizing crawl home. But this year they were bigger, and we decided we would go. We had a lot of fun seeing family and the kids wore their fancy Christmas dresses and had a blast.
I have pictures from that night some where but I need to dig them up.
For now...Christmas Morning...
|The Family Tree Christmas Eve...|
|Waiting to go down and see the tree and presents.|
|Listening to Daddy read Luke 2 before presets.|
I don't have any pictures of picture opening. Daddy Joy took tons of video and we'll be getting that up on the blog soon!
Christmas gift highlights
Roo: recieved a REAL BIG American Girl Doll (Isabell), a new awesome Transformer set (Optimus Prime and Grimlock), a music box from Great Grandma and Grandpa C, and a really cool movie maker Goldiblox set from Uncle Shane
Friendly: Recieved an Elsa Doll (Frozen), a really cool reel and spin Goldiblox set, a music box (both from people above), and a giant Lego set.
Pip recieved a American Girl Bitty baby, a music box, some new favorite books from Uncle Shane).
We also recieved a YEAR ZOO pass to the big zoo an hour away from my Sisters K and C I wish we could go WITH them some time, but we'll definitely send pictures. I can't wait to go (we were hoping to this break but some things came up that made it a not-good idea right now). Looking forward to TONS of trips this summer with the kids and as many weekend morning trips as we can squeeze in this winter/spring!
Animals are a huge part of our school this year and the girls can't wait to go!
It was a really big "gift" Christmas and we feel so blessed and thankful to the family, they made it so special!
And now we move onto a certain Birthday Child...7! Can you believe it?