I never thought Christmas could be so laid back and easy! This year was just that. I never stressed about gifts at all, or meals (thanks to an awesome sister in law) and we just enjoyed every minute of it! It was just us this year and I was nervous being our first time but it was great! I love that the girls are at the age of understanding everything and we have our own little family unit to enjoy holidays with, it makes me feel so grown up. So we loved it!
We spent Christmas Eve at Jill and Travis's having their annual Christmas fondu and did all the Christmas eve festivities there, such as the nativity, pj's, a candy cane reindeer craft, and watched the cartoon nativity after acting it out.
When we got home we put out milk and cookies, Kyla wanted to put eggnog out instead of milk. I think Santa was happy about that decision, but I had to have her cut down the amount of cookies she chose (6) to three, which I think Santa was also grateful for!
The girls got "reindeer food" from Nursery, so we let them put it all over the front yard for them to see to find our house on Christmas eve. Jayci was passed out when we got home and wouldn't wake up so she got to go straight to bed, but Kyla and Presley got to do it and they loved it.
Then we came home and had Christmas morning at our house with just us. The girls were nice enough to let us sleep until 6:30 but we had to wait for Jayci to wake up so it was around 7am when we got down to open presents. The girls would open a gift and then say "more presents!"
Kyla got her Dora guitar (probably the most annoying toy and the twins play with it more than she does!) the little girls got Dora dolls.
Notice the fight breaking out already over toys. Good thing she had one exactly like it that still had to be set up. We were prepared for all fights!
Kyla got a leapster Explorer game thing which she is addicted too, a paint easel, a cd player for her room, and some other random things
The little girls got pretty much the same thing. They got leapfrog reading pens and books, Dora lego sets, and a ton of other stuff to the both of them or all of them, like playdo ice cream set, dora bath toy thing, books, princess stuff and other things I can't think of.
Grandma Francis got the girls a princess castle which they love and soe big foam princess puzzle pieces for the floor. They love them.
I got an ipod, ya i've never owned one so I thought it was great! A jewelry box FINALLY, some needed clothes, new boots, jewlery and other odd things here and there.
Dust got his ipod dock, a skeet shooter (ever boy needs a toy right?) and I got him the game Taboo which we both have wanted to buy forever but never do, and some clothes.
So we then headed over to Jill and Travis's again for Christmas dinner. Thank goodness I have a sister in law who loves to cook eh? We had Turkey and everything that goes with it. The kids just played with all the new toys and Kyla and Emma sat beside each other playing their computers the entire time. Emma got the same one for Christmas, so that's all they did. Nothing like spending good quality cousin time together.
We got Grandma and Grandpa Petersen's and Purnells gifts a little late so we got to have 2 Christmas mornings. The girls got spoiled forsure. Kyla got a Hannah Montana blanket she is obsessed with, and princess stuff, and the twins got new bears, and well everything else in the picture you can see, which is a lot. Thanks for all your gifts!
In our family we use boxes from our pantry or wherever to put gifts in to wrap them, and everytime Jayci and Presley would take off the paper they would say, "food!" or "red box!", and walk away. Who knew granola bars and a red box would be enough for them. I'll keep that in mind for next year.
This was the "red box!" face!
Christmas was a hit, and so much fun. Oh wait I forgot one thing. The reason we took it easy on each other this year was because we got a new tv! It was more Dustin's thing, he's been wanting one forever! So he hit up the boxing day sales and scored pretty dang good. It's a 42" which is way more than what we need in our place, so we love it! He also got a new stand that was 50% off the same day. I also sold our old tv and stand on kijiji within 30 minutes of posting it that same day! That's including them picking it up! Score!
Everything looks tiny next to Dustin though...
Oh and i'm 24 weeks prego. Guess it's about that time for a little post on that. Holy time is FLYING! Way too fast.
I'm feeling great! Nothing too exciting is going on, it's been forever since i've been to the doctor. because I was so sick for my last appointment which I booked later than I was supposed too and they were booked until mid Jan after that one, so that's my next appt. I'm counting down the weeks and it is not enough to prepare for a 4th child! I'm kind of freaking out. The good news is we do have everything we need. Just clothes if it pops out a boy, and to organizing everything that we do have. Other than that, we are set.
Besides this is nothing compared to twins!