Christmas break started off great. Day 1 we went to see the new chipmunk movie. Thank you mom! Chipwrecked. My kids LOVED it!! I found a new way to keep Owen quiet during the movie also - ring pops!! I will be sneaking these into every theater now!!
My kids love the when the chipettes sing Whip My Tail!
|Aunt Becky reading the awesome card!|
Next was Christmas! Christmas Eve morning we went to see my Aunt Becky in a Christmas play. I only took the big kids because I knew my little wild boy wouldn't be able to sit long. The kids were really interested for most of it but it was too long for them. I was shocked that they watched so much of it. After the play we gave Aunt Becky her Christmas present - a handmade scarf made by me! :-)
|Orange & Black scarf for A.Becky|
On the way home from church Addison told me she picked out a new job for when she is older. A church owner. At first I didn't know what was going on in her head....and then it hit me. She noticed people handing out money and Addison LOVES money. I didn't say anything and just let her talk about it. She said it would be the best job ever because we talk about Jesus and people just give you money to talk. It's like a big party. <-- This is so Addison. I did explain everything to her when she was finished but it was fun listening to her!
We always spend Christmas Eve with my in-laws! We had a great time and even Santa showed up! The kids loved all of their gifts & have went on and on about Grandpa being magic.
Before we went to grandpa & grandma S's for Christmas we sat out Santa's milk and cookies & the reindeer food... just in case we were sleeping when we got home. The kids were awake so we checked out where Santa was - Santa Clause, Indiana! Since he was so close Addison rushed to bed and was asleep within seconds. Lucas watched a movie and was asleep with no problems. At this time Santa came to our house and put together the gifts & ate all the cookies & milk.
Christmas morning I woke up super early and was dying to wake my family up but I was nice and let them sleep a little longer. If you aren't up before 6 on Christmas what kind of person are you? :-) My family would have been okay with waking up at 8 but I couldn't let that happen. The kids loved all of their new toys & was so surprised with what Santa got them.
|Lucas got a Wii|
|Addison got drums!|
|Owen got a big wheel & CANDY|
My kids biggest surprise was something my dad did for them. It was so very sweet and my kids will never forget it.
|Lucas & the reinder antler|
My dad found it at work on Christmas Eve and dropped it off that night. Lucas wants to take it to a museum because he has never seen a reindeer antler before!! Such a smart boy!! The kids tell everyone what it is and that it is magic!!
|Addison & Einstein|
|Joe, Louie, Me & Stephie*birthday girl*|