December 28, 2013

Merry Christmas Y'all

We had a great Christmas celebrating with friends that extended over two days much like Christmases back in the states. It all begin on Christmas Eve as we surprised the kids and allowed them to open all the presents a day early. Normally we wouldn't indulge their greedy little hands early, but we had too many dinners planned for Christmas to allow the kids full enjoyment of all the Christmas goodies.

So just after lunch, and without any warning, we announced it was time to open presents. Needless to say, the kids didn't protest at all. We spent the rest of Christmas Eve playing with all the new cars, planes, and games while wearing new TMNT socks.

Knowing Santa was coming Christmas morning the kids wanted to get to bed as soon as possible to make morning time come faster. We read all their new books trying to extend the bedtime to a more reasonable 7:30 PM. Then the boys were asleep without much fuss.

At 5:00 AM Christmas morning everyone in the house awoke, not because of Santa, but due to pollution levels outside and inside causing sore throats. The kids "slept" until 6 AM before they couldn't stand it any longer and just had to see what was under the tree.

Breakfast with friends with fun stocking stuffers for all. Check.

Home to clean up the Christmas morning Santa blitz of Legos and Thomas the train. Check.

Mini-nap. Check.

Hosted Christmas dinner with friends, with only one melt down from the oldest because his brand new Spider-man Lego creation got smashed. Check.

Merry Christmas y'all!

Check out all the photos from the Christmas holiday.

We've also finally posted all the photos from November including Violet's arrival and Corbin's train birthday adventures.

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