Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Day

Well - here I am.  It is Christmas day at last.  I can't believe it has come and gone in a blink of an eye.  Just like every year.

We had a great day.  The kids didn't get up shockingly early, and the morning went off without a hitch.  Now that the kids are older, Chrismtas morning is calm and steady.  The kids had a great time opening all of their presents, and spent the rest of the day playing with their treasures.  We watched Christmas movies, and ate junk food, and didn't step outside once today.

It snowed overnight and most of this morning, so we had a white Christmas.  The kids were thrilled.  It has mostly melted this evening, which is fine by me.  It served its purpose.

I took some pictures - mostly so the relatives could see that we got their gifts.  We are not going to Pennsylvania over Christmas break this year, so all of the kids aunts and uncles sent their presents to us.  So Christmas morning was quite the thrill for them today with all the extra things to open.  We opened all the presents from Mat's side of the family today.  My side will have to wait for this weekend.

The day wasn't without its mishaps.  We haven't stopped being "us", so.....  Arlington got her one and only thing she asked for this Christmas - a remote control airplane.  She was so excited that Santa brought it for her.  After we were done opening the presents, she and Mat got the plane out and took it outside.  Mat took a turn flying the plane to get it up in the air.  If anyone knows Mat's history with flying, you know he should not be anywhere near a plane - especially a small one.

So - the plane was in the air for 5 seconds when Mat flew it into the house.  And broke its wing right off.  Arlington cried so hard and Mat felt so bad.  Sigh.  Luckily he could order replacement parts, so hopefully in a few days we will have her plane up and running.

And.....to put icing on Arlington's cake, we have misplaced one of her presents.  She knows about it and she was fine with it, but I can't believe that I did that.  I think I accidentally sent it home with Mat's parents when they were visiting over Thanksgiving and his mom was helping me wrapping.  I must have put it in their pile to go to their house.  Sigh.  Poor girl.

Another wonderful Christmas.  Tomorrow we are going to do some returns and after Christmas shopping.  And Friday my parents come for a visit and we will celebrate Christmas with them.  The fun continues.

Enjoy the pictures!

The kids waiting to come downstairs
 The loot
 Cainan's santa stash
 They are ready!
 here they come!
 Finley checking out her stash
 He was so excited about his Ninjago stash this year.  That boy can build legos like no one else.
 Finley was excited to get Vanillope from Wreck it Ralph:
 Marie Claire American Girl!  She was so excited - she loves dolls.  Thank you American Girl for a 61% off sale:
 Cainan checking out his stocking:
 Candy Canes RULE!
 She got a Brave CD
 Rosebud wanted to help Arlington with her stocking:
 Finley loves Eeyore - so we got her an Eeyore hat:
 She got a Lava Lamp from Aunt Carrie and Uncle Jonathan:
 Cainan got a Batman helicopter from Uncle Zac and Allison:
 The dogs got identical toys for Christmas, yet they have to fight over one:
 Box of legos from Aunt Betty:
 Monster high doll:
 Trying on her Rudolph nose from Uncle Zac:
 hair dye from Aunt Betty:
 Lego book from Aunt Betty:
 Police costume from Aunt Jess and Uncle Tom
 Finley loves the Cheshire cat.  For some reason.
 Ninjago from Aunt Carrie and Uncle Jonathan:
 More Ninjago:
 American Girl crafts from Aunt Teen and Uncle Frank:
 Dog from the Kelly family:
 Ninjago book from Aunt Jess and Uncle Tom:
 Monster high from Aunt Betty:
 Lalaloopsy from Aunt Teen and Uncle Frank:
 Detective kit from Aunt Carrie and Uncle Jonathan.
 Fur Real pet from Aunt Jess and Uncle Tom:
From Aunt Jess and Uncle Tom:
 Monster High scooter from Uncle Zac and Allison:
 Bear from the Kelly family:
 Lalaloopsy.  The girl played with these for hours:
 Lalaloopsy from Aunt Betty:
 Lalaloopsy house from Aunt Betty:
 Finley playing with her my little pony stash she got today:
 Bear from the Kelly family:
 Arlington's finished pies from her Easy Bake oven:
 Cainan spent all afternoon putting his Ninjaog lego sets together.

 He was so proud.  I find it so amazing that he can put these really complicated sets together all by himself.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


What a wonderful Christmas you all look like you had. Great day! Thank you too, for posting more stuff aswell.

My family came out and we had a nice christmas too, a lot of people...24! Anyway, I also have a little cousin, Alorah...she's 3 and very full of energy! I love her to peices and hold her close in my heart.

Everytime she comes to my house she always runs past everyone and calls for me sying:
''shayla...shayla, where are you?'' in a very questionable voice. Because, I am her favorite cousin in the WHOLE world.

Merry Christmas to you all,