I LOVE Christmas. Seriously is my favorite time of the year. The lights on Christmas trees, the decor, the hustle and bustle, the shopping, the Savior, the magic, the smell of the tree. Christmas morning, Christmas jammies, Christmas pictures, the bells, the stories. I just love it all. This year was different. We spent Christmas Eve and morning by ourselves, quite different I'd say. It's not that I didn't really like it, but I have grown accustomed to the chaos of Christmas morning and cousins, and paper flying, but this year was pretty laid back.These pictures were all taken by my phone, so please excuse. I couldn't find my camea until the very end of Christmas eve, I was in a tisy, looking everywhere, delaying the festivities for as long as I could, so I could find it, but I finally gave in and grabbed my phone. The kids got letters from Santa which Beck was super excited about. It had individual details about each of them and how they had been good and need to keep helping to clean up and things. Paisley had no idea what I was talking about. We then made cookies which we set out for Santa. Waiting for the big guy to arrive, after which we went down to the fire place and read the Christmas story. Beck was asleep about 8:30, with Stephen right the after. Left with me and Paisley to await Santa's arrival.Paisley slept in our room on the floor and Beck made it up about 4:30 which is about normal. He usually comes staggering in crying for me and I meet him at the stairs, but he made it all the way to the side of my bed and then calmly asked if Santa had come because "I wanna meet him and hug him." I told him that I didn't think it was time yet, surprised that he had passed the loot on his way into my room and missed seeing it all sitting out. He made it again until about 6 then 7:20 or so in which we finally woke dad and Paisley up and I got the video camera ready.
Santa left Beck a Bumblebee helmet, arm held cannon type thing, and a BIG Bumblebee guy. Exactly what he wanted.He also got Batman and Joker bad guys and a Batman castle. His face was classic when he opened that castle up. He was pretty darn excited.
Paisley got a baby doll and baby doll equipment, which she was also super excited about. She also liked Beck's Batman castle.
Santa also left Beck a football, and he had to do a "football guy" pose to get his picture taken.
Paisley REALLY loved her baby dolls. One of them is a My Little Pony baby with a binky.
Stockings were fun, and lazy. The kids didn't realize there was more until after quite a while.
Lots of Bouncy balls (my kids personal favorite) whoopy coushions, another favorite, candy, quiet toys for church, socks, and Beck made out with a "real camera" he says. He is excited to hook it up to the computer and see the pictures that he has taken.
Christmas Day was lazy with building a gingerbread house, playing with toys, and laying around. We finally got ready and made it to dinner at Kortni's with jello and Mountain Dew in hand, as Kortni had prepared the rest. and it was delicious! Beck got in trouble on the way there and didn't get to bring any of his toys to show the girls, but he was alseep by the time we got there, so it wasn't too much of a tragedy. Pais fell, yet again. The big raised bruise over her right eye (opposite the black eye on the left eye last week) is from falling off the stool yet again, and then the band aid is covering a bloody dent from pulling down the stocking attached to a metal (HEAVY!) stocking holder which drew blood, that one didn't quit bleeding for a while!
Yesterday Brandon (brother-in-law) and the girls came over and put together another present from Santa, a Trampoline! We put it up in the garage, as it is FREEZING here. Paisley got yet ANOTHER band aid from pinching her finger on a metal part on the trampoline. That one is on her right pointer finger, which also took a bit to stop bleeding.
Today was Beck's last day in Nursery. A sad and happy day. He did seem a little old, as him and Paisley were in there together for a few months. HE will join the big world of Primary next week and he gives his first talk on the 17th. I told him about his talk and he said that he wanted to talk about Bumblebee.... Hmmm.. seems, like there is still a bit of growing up to do.