It was a nasty weather night in Murray Siding. The wind blew extremely hard all night and this makes the kids not sleep. We went to bed after loads of wrapping marathoning and getting things perfect. The kids were in our bed or sobbing in theirs within the hour. Wind scares them SIGH. At 5 am Annika was up and cranky and we ended up back in her bed for sleeping. Taylor came upstairs early because there were strange noises in her room; personally I think she set her alarm and was coming up because we said no one up before 7 am. She was here at 701. BUT we let Annika sleep until around 8 am after her rough night SIGH and then she was out of bed. She was cranky.
Santa left our house looking great with lots of Christmas treats for little ones in their stockings. He did take some photos: I need to download them but there was one thing clear; Santa cannot take photos.
The tree with all it`s bounty; We are very lucky and somehow seeing this tree overflowing with presents makes me feel happy for my kids but sad and a little ashamed to think of all the people going without or missing loved ones at this time of year. And there are an awful lot of people doing both of those things :(
Holly`s hockey net; a proper one that isnt plastic so she has something real to aim at. Its a lot larger than I expected.
Oh look I WAS there.
The children and their shaving cream. The kids LOVE this mouldable body wash that comes out like a mousse foam and can be made into shapes before it is used to wash the body :) Scott`s not so much; save it for shaving.
The kids waiting for the presents to be passed out. There are no freeforalls allowed here. lol Scott hands out each gift one by one and we have to be all ready with one before anyone can open. It is pretty fair that way and we have some control.
We let the kids open the Wii first. This was mostly to avoid the issues of having them open a Wii-related gift along the way and then having to backpeddle and find the Wii. I figured it could have stalled the entire gift opening process but that Scott was so insistent on continueing on and Holly was ALL for that.
Patiently waiting for another gift :)
A view out the window; the foot of snow we had yesterday is pretty much completely gone now thanks to warm temps and a tonne of rain.
Annika videoing Holly in her comfy afghan. She got a cute little kids video recorder. Cant wait to see how it comes out :)
Scott got me Wii Fit. This is fun; not very flattering and it doesnt like me very much but I have goals to work towards lol!
Holly loving her new comforter. How I will decorate around this, Ive no idea.
Christmas Brunch always consists of home made waffles with whipped cream and fruit - strawberries, bananas, and peaches. Dreamy waffles :):)