Caroline got to wear her pajamas to school and they had a Polar Express day. Is it sad to document that her teacher didn't tell us about this special day until the night before…at 6:00pm. My mind raced as I thought about the fact that Caroline is growing so fast we don't have any pjs that fit her…we still are sporting 4t's on any given night. So, as soon as Brad got home, I ran out, found her the cheapest, yet still cute pi's I could find so she would be ready for the morning. Turns out the cheapest ones were not Christmas ones, but thankfully she didn't care a bit! I got her some slippers to match…which turned into a knock down drag out once the other 2 sisters saw them. Fun memories. Needless to say, I ended up getting Hannah and Emily a pair of slippers the next day.
Baby doll nativity
Emily's obsession with the Grinch. I'm almost positive we talked about the Grinch as much as we did baby Jesus.
Candy cane cookies
Pin the nose on the snowman. Promise we didn't stage that…I think someone was aiming a tad low.
We attended a Christmas Eve service at a church close by that was having a "kid friendly" service. Good thing we did, because our kids were not the most angelic that hour. But it was a memory. We went with our good friends and partners in crime, the Dooleys.
We set out some of their toys to see before we opened the presents under the tree. New dress up gowns, robes, a sit and spin, play tent, and train station were some of the big items this year.
Yes, that is an old school Barbie car. Yes, I am usually the one playing with it.
Hannah baby woke up first around 6:30 and we snuggled in bed until we decided to wake up the bigs. We went in and woke them and brought them to our bed, read the short version of the Christmas story, and we've carried on the tradition from Brad's family of having the girls stay put until they hear the sound of a snow globe/music box…then they can run into the living room:) Then the fun really began!
Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree for breakfast- thanks Pinterest
We played until about 11:30 when the Hobbs rolled into town. Brad's parents and Niki got to come spend several days with us and we had Christmas all over again. We are so blessed and loved on by all of our family, extended family, and friends. For some reason I do not have the pictures from the Hobbs visit on the computer right now, so I will have to locate them.