Christmas eve we had Scott's parents, sister, brother-in-law and their three kids spend the night so everyone could wake up and enjoy opening their gifts together. After the kids went to bed all the adults had so much fun laying out all the presents and setting up the santa gifts. It all looked like so much fun that I don't think any of us could wait until the morning just to see the kids faces. Ryan, Evan and Kenzie got a bike from Santa and the girls got an American girl doll. When Kenzie first saw the bikes she immediately turned away from hers and tried to get on her cousins bike which was more like her big-brothers. I think we may have a tom boy on our hands. Once she realized that she had a big stuffed dog sitting in hers it became her favorite. Santa also gave Ryan two super heroes and a girl super hero to Kenzie which she loved and would not put down for awhile.
My parents joined us in the morning to see the kids open their gifts and stayed for breakfast. The rest of the family ended up staying all day playing and enjoying the time together. We ended the day with a homemade dinner that Scott's mom cooked and everyone left exhausted, but having enjoyed every moment.
This is what I looked like the whole day. A camera in one hand and the video camera in the other.
Ryan seeing his bike.....the hair is lovely
Kenzie seeing her bike
Now trying to get on Evans
Good thing for the soft doggy
Kenzie's super hero
So much for no guns in the house......Scott and his mom got everyone a Nerf gun to play with. Kenzie was not having it...she was ready to use hers. :)
Target practice....They lined up plastic cups along the stairs
I ended up having some little surprises as well. I got a GPS since I never seem to know where I am going and a gift card to my new favorite store. Scott also wrapped up packages with little pieces of paper in them that told me where to find my gifts. The first one was in the back of the Tahoe. It is one of my favorites....a great American cookie company cookie cake. YUM Every time they have a sample out in the mall I run up like a little kid a get one.
The next one told me to go into the laundry room freezer which is where I found a big bag of Sonic ice. I love me some sonic!!
The last one was the perfect gift for our house. We have been looking for something to go in the art niche above our fire place and he found it. It is beautiful!!
The guys trying to hang the rod iron piece
I LOVE it!!!
Poor Scott has had to return two of his gifts already, but his birthday is in 3 weeks so I can find something that actually works right or is the right size. Heeeee
What a wonderful Christmas we all had being together. It was such a special time to see the kids just be kids and enjoy the season. I remember feeling the same way as a kid and now it is such a joy to see my kids experience the same excitement.