Thursday, December 27, 2018

a very merry christmas

There's something about Christmas Day with littles. Where the parents can hardly sleep and have to wake the kids in the morning. It's really the best. 

We were lucky enough to have Grandma and Grandma Elsea with us this year to celebrate the birth of Christ (and unwrap all the presents).  Did you know the REAL Jesus is in the 1968 Little Drummer Boy movie? True story. Just asked GMac.  

Christmas Eve consisted of mini gingerbread houses, watching all the old Christmas movies (Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Charlie Brown Christmas, Rudolph, and The Little Drummer Boy), broccoli cheddar soup, and Christmas Eve service. 

Christmas Day consisted of waking up the kids at 7 a.m.  We were expecting them to be up at 6 a.m., but even the baby slept in. Yes, GMac got his "medium sized Look Out Tower," Monkey got her "Hatchible," and Dex got the teddy bear GMac thought he should ask for. But, the Santa surprises were the best! A digital camera for our budding photographer and a "Tar Wars Torm Trooper" bike for the almost four year old who will probably be ditching the training wheels before his sister. Dex was surprised by all the plastic packaging! A win-win for all! 

As for me, I was gifted a professional weather station for the Elsea house! I'm able to measure rainfall; wind speeds (yes, C mounted the device on the tippy-top of the kids fort for ultimate readings); and indoor and outdoor temp and humidity all from the comfort of my pumping chair!  We're supposed to get high winds and lots of rain today and I couldn't be more excited! 

In other gift news, C will be going to Hamilton! in February (hopefully taking me) and then we'll be traveling to DC and VA in May for my first trip away since having Dex. Woo-hoo! (I think.)

We're continuing with Christmas celebrations until the church calendar says to knock it off (9 days to go!).  

If you look closely, you'll find C trying to coax the Hatchimal out of her shell. 

These robes!

Ainsley's Art Cart was a huge hit!

Christmas candy for everyone!

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