Our blog is always a mix of things we think you'll find interesting and things we want to chronicle so we don't forget. Sometimes I print out a blog post months later for a scrapbook...this is one of those occasions...definitely don't want to forget this:
We decided to take a quick divergence from the normal Christmas photos to bring you a few of our funniest moments we don't want to forget...In no particular order...
Musical Christmas Tie
Sam got Mike this special tie for which there no words. Mike says it's the greatest gift he's ever or will ever receive. I almost peed my pants when after he tied it on and we realized it was musical.
After receiving a very useful toothbrush in his stocking, Sam replied...
"Nice joke Mom."
During a small sidebar in which Mike instructed that Sam must look at all the articles of clothing gifted to him, Sam quickly chucked each one aside with a small comment like "good" or "great" or "wonderful pajamas." At the end, he mentioned, "on to the real gifts..."
Olivia had one major meltdown because she was convinced the one of the two IDENTICAL flashlights Santa brought was clearly hers and not Eliza's as we were opening them from the packages.
She also spent a fair amount of Christmas morning texting and calling Aunt Michelle from her toy cell phone.
Addie woke up at 4:30am and read until 6am. She and I killed time downstairs until 7am. Then we woke everyone up. She may have needed a nap by 5pm.
Papa and Nana always host us on Christmas Day. For us it's a fun morning followed by a big exhale and an appreciation of the fun Christmas moments we've had this year. Here are a few of the highlights...
Puppy and Kitty surprise!
Ellie had to try on her new clothes right.now.
It's our stupid Christmas pic! It was so warm we decided to hop in the pool. (almost)
I love this picture because it shows the pretty packages
#before the storm
and Sam looks hilarious in it.
(the kids, of course. the adults are getting younger)
We had a great holiday. Thanks for helping us have a lovely day Nana & Papa!