We were able to enjoy Christmas quite a bit, despite the sickness we had going on. Brandon surprised me and only worked for a couple hours on Christmas Eve so we had quite a bit of time to spend together as a family. We went to lunch at Burger King.
Then dinner at my mom's house. She had a lot of plans and we ended up leaving early before they did all the fun stuff. It was a big bummer. I think next year we will stay home on Christmas Eve and maybe we can convince her to do her party on a different day.
Got home and put out cookies for Santa.
Brandon and I had assembled all the bikes in advance and it didn't take us long at all to get everything ready on Christmas Eve.
It's always so fun to watch the kids on Christmas morning. They all slept in our room, as they had been doing ever since school got out like 5 days before. Kallie woke up first at about 7:15. She waited around playing on my phone till Tyler and Mckinley woke up around 7:45. They went out to look at everything and looked at their stockings and then finally at 8:30 we went in and woke up Ava and Brandon so we could get started. Ava was pretty sick, as was Brandon, so we wanted to let them sleep as long as possible but the kids couldn't stand it any longer.
The kids do a really good job of opening one present at a time. Jackson loved all the wrapping paper.
We did the reindeer pancakes for breakfast. It was a nice relaxing morning and great to just take our time and be together as a family.
Brandon was up for hours in the night so he went back to sleep after breakfast for a nap before we went over to Ross and Karen's.
Ava wasted no time loading all her new toys into her shopping cart and pushing them around.
We had a good time at Brandon's parents for a few hours and then spent the rest of the night at home. My Christmas wish was for Jackson to fall asleep in my arms and thankfully because he was a little sick, I got what I wanted. I sure love my babies.