Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Day

I am such a kid at heart, I was up all night long the night before Christmas.  I just kept tossing and turning, I couldn't wait for morning.  I finally got up at 6 and got myself for ready for the day.  I couldn't take it anymore.  By 7:30 Steve & I were patiently waiting for the kids to get up so we could get going.
 Santa's gifts.  He usually only does 1 each and 1 combined. 
 After seeing Janelle's tradition of leaving baby Jesus out of the nativity until Christmas morning, I thought it sounded awesome so we started doing it last year.  Cooper had to remind us to do our baby Jesus gift first.   Leave it to the 5 year old to put Jesus first.

 It was finally time to dig into our stockings and gifts.  When Steve & Scott went to Toys R Us on Thanksgiving night they handed out bags full of goodies that we put in their stockings. 

 We were at a loss this year on what to get the kids.  Steve's parents and brother did a lot of their shopping early so there wasn't much left to get.  Most of their gifts from us included games & dress up clothes. 

 We were just about done opening gifts when our doorbell started ringing.  Everyone came to us this year.  I loved it!!!!  They even brought all the food.  I can't begin to explain how much I appreciated not having to get the kids out and they got to play all day long. 
Once my in-laws and Scott arrived my house exploded with gifts.  It was out.of.control.

 They brought over some bakery donuts then we went right to work on opening gifts.  I didn't even attempt to take pictures.  It was just way to wild.  They boys got just about everything you can imagine, enough clothes to fill up an entire load of laundry. 
This isn't the greatest picture, Cameron got a McDonald's cash register and Cooper was walking around with the headset on taking our orders.  I love it!
 Cooper wore this thing on and off all day long.  I don't think I'll ever get tired of seeing him in this mask.
 After lunch Steve had to go into work for about an hour to do an evaluation, Cameron took a nap, then Cooper & Scott settled down for some Star Wars.  Steve got home and the rest of us were all snoozing on the couch and chair.
 This on was plum wore out.  We finally had to wake up at 4:30.  I didn't blame him, Christmas is exhausting.
We got the boys an early bath after dinner and had plans on playing a new Kinect game when my dad called saying he was on his way over.   It was time for even more gifts.  My children are so incredibly blessed.  I can't even begin to describe it.
 As you can see they spent the whole day in one pair of pajamas, took a bath and put on a different pair.  That's my kind of day.

Since Steve worked Christmas Eve and went in on Christmas Day for a bit he was rewarded with a vacation day today.  It's been great just hanging at home playing and cleaning up.  When he's home it's like a vacation for me too.  
I know I've already said it but I just can't get over how blessed I feel.    It was an overwhelming day of blessings all around.


Jaime Mac said...

WOW your house DID explode when everyone got there! What a great day especially them bringing the food! You didn't tell us what you & Steve got... even though I know something he got 'early'!

ginmommy said...

They came over without you knowing they were going to? I think that is so awesome! How thoughtful and sweet of them. Looks like a GREAT Christmas!

Tracey said...

That's awesome, Jami!! Looks like a fantastic Christmas Day to me!

Alicia Mcafee said...

What a fun day!! How awesome that everyone came to you! :)

the lewis gang said...

i am so glad you have started that tradition with your kids. it's perfect isn't it? what a perfectly fabulous christmas day!! merry christmas!!