This year was our first Christmas together with just our little family. It was quiet, peaceful, and simple. The night before we all slept together in our bedroom. The boys on the floor, us in our bed, and Emeri in our closet. Austin and I both liked that tradition growing up so we wanted to keep that one going. Once all the kids were awake, Austin ran to turn the lights on and grab the video camera. When he was ready I led the children out to the front room to see the tree. It was so fun! Isaac was super excited and couldn't stop talking about the newest addition of presents. Andrew pulled a good one on me. The night before I had cleaned the front room and moved the coffee table out of the way so that the kids could have lots of room to play with their new toys. On camera, the first thing Andrew said when he saw the room was, "It's so clean!" I was not expecting that, but I guess it was true. You think he would have noticed the pretty lights and the presents, oh no, the first thing he noticed was that mom actually cleaned up. HAHA Silly boy.
Here are the kids getting into their stockings. The chocolate oranges are a tradition in my family and I think were a hit with our kids. They liked the idea of smashing a ball of chocolate and then getting to eat it.
Santa ate the cookies we left out! Which were quickly finished off by the boys.
Thank you Grandma Heath for the monster trucks.
I loved this. Emeri just sat down next to Andrew and watched him open his present. She didn't try to touch it or grab it, she just sat and watched like a sweet little sister.
Once it came to Emeri's turn though she was all game. Look at that focused face, she just loved ripping the paper and seeing what was underneath.
Thank you Grandma Heath for the Mermaid doll!
The boys loved their superhero gifts!!! Thank you so much Aunt Susan!
Isaac got his first pair of roller blades for Christmas! Ninja Turtle Style!
Emeri enjoyed some sour cream for lunch that day. Actually it was plain Greek yogurt. She devoured it.