Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011

This year we headed out of town to spend Christmas with Jon's family.  The kids were so excited to see their cousins and to be a part of the Christmas play at Grandma's church.  As you can see from the photos the three of them were sheep.  They really enjoyed being a part of the Christmas Story and the only disappointment was that K did not get to Baaaa in the play.  He has been practicing his Baaa for weeks in advance. 
We all had a great time with Appetizers on Christmas Eve night at Aunt Lori and Uncle Chris's house.  The adults all visited and ate while the kids watched the movie Polar Express.  Then as the night got late, we checked where Santa was located and when we discovered he was in the US we decided it was time to head back to Grandma and Grandpa's house to get the cookies and milk out and get to bed.  E was frantic about getting home in time and K kept telling her that he saw Rudolph in the sky.

The kids finally settled into bed, and when Jon and I decided it was time to get to bed ourselves, we checked for Santa one more time and we discovered that he had arrived in the very city we were located so we jumped into bed and went to sleep. 
The next morning we were jolted awake by three crazy excited kids.  It was 6:45 AM but we do owe a lot to Grandma Carol because they were up at 3 AM, then 3:30 AM, and then 6 AM.  She finally unleashed them on us at 6:45 AM.  A was still sound asleep however so she needed to be awoken.  She did not seem to mind.

After Santa gifts, and Mom and Dad gifts, the kids played and played and played all morning.  Then went the cousins arrived, we had gift session number 2.  As always, it is fun to watch the kids get so excited about gifts and Christmas.  We had such a great time visiting and celebrating with Jon's family this year. 
We headed back home yesterday and once we were unpacked, we headed over to the ski hill to put our season passes to good use.  The kids did awesome and we are so excited about going skiing this season.  We all collapsed into bed last night and fell fast asleep with full bellies and happy thoughts.  This week will fly by but we  are all enjoying some time together and it was a Very Merry Christmas! 

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