Here are a few pictures from our first two Christmases.
Wrapped and ready to go!
Christmas card tree complete. :) Thank you if you sent us one!
The boys were mesmerized by the fire - why don't we ever use our fireplace again?
Sitting his name puzzle out so Santa would know right where to put his toys.
Playing Counting Cookies with Daddy and Pop Pop.
Stack of Christmas Eve bedtime stories.
Snuggled in for our annual tradition of reading 'Twas the Night Before Christmas before Santa comes.
Santa came and left his gifts wrapped in special paper (no bows - haha!). He even left Dexter that blue candy cane he asked for. How does Santa remember everything!?
He even left Theo that TMNT lego set he asked for...
and the key chain, too.
Santa must have enjoyed his cookies.
Santa left this cardboard train as a big surprise!
And in the morning, the boys couldn't get out to the living room fast enough to see what had been left by their puzzles! (Luckily they did sleep in until about 8:15 - a gift for mom and dad, indeed).
Once they saw their Santa gifts, they were content playing for a couple of hours while I baked our breakfast casserole, Ryan assembled a few million legos, and we ate breakfast.
Dexter's big gift from Santa was Jake's pirate ship, Bucky.
Finally, they wanted to see what ol' mom and dad threw under the tree for them.
Playing with Nana.
After opening all the presents, we were hungry and this crock pot turkey was just about the best thing ever. I can't wait to make this again. And again.
This was also my first attempt ever at homemade mac n' cheese. I was really happy with how this meal turned out, it was probably my favorite all week and was definitely not the biggest or fanciest.
Fast forward to Friday night. There were many fruitless attempts to get a picture of both boys smiling in front of the tree.
Not much better with three boys.
Cute of Dexter and Spencer, anyway. I gave up!
We played lots of cards this weekend. I lost lots of money this weekend.
The boys' favorite thing to do is chase each other - so fantastic that we have this circular floor plan...just kidding.
Sometimes you don't have a sword so you just use a screwdriver.
Stay tuned for more of our holiday