Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas 2011

We had a mildly early morning for Christmas. The boys were up at 7:00, so we let Jonathan wake up the girls. One little girl was not happy, even if there were gifts to be had. The first thing they rushed for were their stockings. They had exchanged names and then shopped at Dollar Tree with a two dollar limit. They were so excited to see what they had gotten from each other. I loved it. The gift that took the prize was a package of fake mustaches for Phoebe. She loves mustaches. Weird, but hilarious.

So lots of gifts were opened followed by cherry coffee cake and getting ready for church. We sat together as a family for church. It sounds like it should be sweet, but it's really just a little crazy. There were quite a few cracker crumbs on the floor by the time we left.

There was a nice simple lunch of lemon-pepper chicken, cranberry sauce, rolls, cornbread pudding, and fresh cooked green beans. Then the kids spent most of the afternoon putting together the 3-D puzzles they got from Uncle Cory. (The kids learned a little bit about New York, Uncle Cory; thank you!) Let me just say that those will try your patience! Especially with a toddler running around messing with your pieces! But we did get them together. Phillip and I played a game of Scrabble. He's so sweet to offer to play Scrabble with me. I usually beat him soundly, I guess (that's what he tells me anyway; I don't remember such things).

And we looked at Christmas lights after supper and apple pie. There really aren't a ton around here. It could be that the 70 degree spring-like weather just doesn't put you in the light displaying mood.

Nice and cozy family day. Oh, and the kids are now using the 3-D puzzle buildings, army men, horses and acorns to play some kind of espionage game where they capture each other's buildings.

1 comment:

Dru said...

I love keeping up with your family through your post. Merry Christmas.