A few days ago we came back home after a two week break for Christmas. It was really nice. The Man and my parents both live in the same town, so thats always fun to be able to see everyone in one trip. It can be stressful trying to get in even amounts of time between the two and doing stuff together as our own little family, but I know I will miss it terribly when we leave for dental school. I do look forward to starting our own traditions and coming closer together. Growing up I didnt see my grandparents very often and we always had holidays on our own, for the most part. Those are some of my best memories and hopefuly our kids will remember these times as well and look back on them with fondness.
Anywho...I promised you these post wouldn't be boing soooo..here we go.
So, The Man and I did our Christmas shopping so last minute! He was busy with finals and got really sick right before we left. I thought it was going to be a terrible experience going shopping with him ( its so much more fun on your own....so free to purchase whatever you want. ha ha!) but it ended up being really fun and I think he enjoyed it as well. Usually I do it all and he has no real knowledge of what I bought them ( surprise for everyone!) :) so it felt nice to come together and spent that time alone.
Christmas morning was really fun, since all of our kids are old enough to know whats going on. Baby Girl was so excited to open her presents and was "so happy!" and kept saying thank you. It was really sweet. I was horrible at the picture taking part, I mean..to the point that I am embarrassed to post them...but I will anyway for posterity's sake.
See what I mean? Horrible! But in my defense...it was really early! The biggest hits in gifts this year were:
Star wars anything
Zhu Zhu pets
Tiny rubber princess dolls and accessories
The kids had fun and loved every minute. I got some cute new boots and some awesome Lightroom presets from One Willow Studios. It was really a great day.
Oh..I almost forgot this bad boy:
Oh yeah, thats how we do it around here! I think The Man had just as much fun with it as The Boy did...so much in fact he mentioned having to purchase one for himself so they could have a war or something. *sigh* Boys. But I love them anyway. :)