To make up for it, I made gingerbread dough and the kids got to cut out what they wanted, or put in their orders to me. No gingerbread men for us!
With their cookies
Kira finished first!
Then Ben (although he made more than one)
Leah added to hers up until she ate
Cecilia just really liked peach rings
Emma got a good mix!
After all the hard work!
Then at 7:30 the kids woke up, so we made them put on their matching jammies! Which was very interesting considering most of the pants didn't quite cover their rear as well as I would have liked. Oh well! Then most of them split their crotch inseams, so I spent the first half of the day cooking Christmas lunch and reinforcing inseams. I was the only one that didn't need it, because I made mine maternity size! My family came and we opened presents before the turkey finally finished! It turned out fantastic and was super juicy, so HURRAY!!! I was pretty excited that things turned out so well, late, but well! Everyone liked their presents! Josh was so excited about his bed! My Dad and Scott put it together, with Josh watching! He even helped put the sheet on the bed he was so excited! We went to the hotel my family was staying at and got to go swimming! Cecilia dove right in, and Sam had to save her. I wasn't there yet, so I just heard about it! Poor baby! I held Josh most of the time! When his lips turned blue, I decided to get him out to hang out with the warm and dry grandparents. Lots of fun! Then we had the opportunity to find a place that was open for fast food on Christmas. Kim and I found that our family's favorite Taco place was open! Woohoo! So, we got a ton of food from there and made the poor guy working the hotel front desk jealous as we ate in the lobby (he said we could)! We really should have ordered extra for him! We even cleaned up behind ourselves before we headed out!
Wearing Cecilia's Princess Sophia shoes
Helping with the sheet!
And ready to take a nap, although he didn't. And he didn't want to sleep in it last night, he wanted his crib back.
Leah getting her hair cut, so now she's not a 80s Rocker chick.
At the pool
My poor little partially drowned Cecilia and scared Leah.
Playing peek-a-boo in the hotel room curtains.
Eating El Pastorcito yumminess
We went home and the kids still didn't go to bed for awhile! Josh just cried and cried until we put his mattress back in the crib and let him sleep in there. Poor baby, it was a hard day! Lots of new things! I crashed by ten thirty (After I got the pictures on the computer)!
Today we slept in, which was oh-so-happy! My family came by for a little while. My Mom and Dad posed for some pictures, got all they needed to bring down south and headed out to Louisiana!
My kiddos with their Mamaw and Papaw
My beautiful sisters and me!
My sisters stayed a little longer and played my new game Scrabble Scattergories with me! It was super fun! Scott and I tied for the win! Always nice! Then they headed out to have lunch and head home. It was a whirlwind trip, but I'm so glad they came! It will probably take us a couple of days to recover and get the house clean again!