February 12, 2015


I will start a few nights before Christmas.  One of the activities that was on the advent calender was to go and see Christmas lights.  We got the kids in their pajamas and set out to find some good lights.  We had done a little research and knew of a few spots that had really good light shows with music so that is where we headed.  Blaiden loved this!  We went to 2 new ones this year and I am sure we will go again next year because they were so good.

Christmas eve was a pretty relaxing day.  We made sure to try and explain what was happening that night to Blaiden and I think he was pretty excited by bed time.  We got to open up our new pajamas, set out a plate of cookies and milk for Santa, carrots for the reindeer, and even sprinkled some glittery reindeer food out on the front lawn so they could find our house. 

 The night went pretty well.  Santa didn't have a ton of work to do and the kids slept all night so we all got some sleep and waited for the excitement to start in the morning. 

Blaiden woke up around 7 and wasn't to happy about it.  Fred and I both when into his room and he was crying I took a video thinking it would be so cute to see him walk out to all the presents but he was very unhappy for the first few minutes.  This woke up Adilene so once everyone was happy I fed Adilene and we told Blaiden he could open his stocking.  This turned into him opening all of our stockings.  When Adilene was done it was time to move on to the presents under the tree.

This Christmas was my favorite one so far.  We all just  sat around the tree and opened gifts for almost 2 hours.  Adilene was loving all the paper and Blaiden would play with everything he opened before he would move on to the next thing.  The kids were spoiled with all the gifts they received and loved all the new things they could play with.

 The rest of the day was pretty relaxing, we just got to play with all our new stuff.  I made a ham for dinner and bread with my new bread machine.  We did miss our family but I do have to say it is so nice not having to worry about getting to different places and we can just relax and stay home all day.

Everyday Blaiden kept asking if Santa was coming again.  I was ready to take down the tree because the kids would not stay away from it so 2 days after Christmas it came down along with all the decorations.  A few gifts came in the mail and so we had another night of opening gifts. 

This entire holiday season was wonderful!  It truly is so much more fun when you have children.

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