Thursday, January 2, 2014

Naughty or Nice - Here comes the man in the red suit!

We had an AMAZING Christmas this year! Usually something happens and a kid is getting yelled at or someone melts down in a puddle of crabbiness on the floor. This year was simply wonderful!

We give our kids Christmas Pjs to open on Christmas Eve. Every. Single. Year. It is a tradition that I LOVE! And I think my kids love it too.

These 3 are the best.

We started out on Christmas Eve at my Aunt's house. We have always spent this night with my Dad's side of the family. Although we were missing a few family members, we had a great time catching up with people we only see a couple times a year.

The next generation of cousins

We did not get home until after 1 am! The little ones had fallen asleep in the car and we sent Dom to the bathroom and bed as soon as we arrived home so that Santa could make his appearance!
The kids had their trying periods this past year but they did receive their wish lists!

The boys were the first to wake up at a little before 8am. They came in and woke us up and had to wake up Charlie. This smile tells it all!  They were so excited to see that Santa had come! They were sad when they realized that Garland had gone back to the North Pole, though.

Santa and Garland had left a little reminder for each of them to behave. Reindeer poop in a baggie!

Dominic is now at the age of wanting mostly clothes and shoes and no real toys were asked for. *sob* He is growing up!

Even our furry family member gets presents / stocking!

After the kids finished opening all of their gifts, we got ready to head to my Moms for lunch and gifts from her and my brother/sister/brother in law. My kids are truly loved and it shows!

Don't you love all of her lipstick all over her face?!

This is the BEST picture. She loves Bella.

The only gift that Dom did not get from Santa that he asked for was beats headphones but uncle Sam made his day!

My Mom bought Dom a pellet riffle and his face was pure surprise and joy!
 When we were done opening gifts, the rest of my Mom's family arrived. We had an awesome Christmas dinner and opened gifts again. The kids love playing with their cousin Ethan.

Soon it was time to pack up the car and head home to unload/let the dog out. We actually had to leave almost a whole SUV worth of stuff behind for the next day because we could not fit everything. The Barbie Dream House that my Mom got Charlie was huge!

Then it was time to head over to Gary's aunt and uncles house for dessert and gifts with his side of the family. It was nice catching up with out of state family that we only get to see once every year or two! The kids enjoyed playing with cousins and we had a crazy funny game done by Mimi and Granddad.

It was the perfect day and I could not have asked for anything better!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. Merry Christmas from my family to yours!

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you had a great Christmas! I love the picture of Charlie and Bella, but the last one is my favorite! Love those kids!