We had a wonderful Christmas filled with lots of family and friends. Christmas Eve started us off by having an appetizer and dessert party with some friends. The food was great and the company was even better!
After we stuffed ourselves, we read the Christmas story from Luke 2 and sang some Christmas songs. It was a great evening. Lauren and Ethan helped out at the piano! Luckily, Tamri is great and it didn't even phase her that they were there!
They kids had a great time!
After everyone left, we all got to open one gift. It was pj's for everyone! I love getting new pjs! The kids were really excited! After getting their new pjs on, we put some reindeer food out for Santa to find our house! How fun it is to be a kid!
Christmas morning was great! We opened our stockings and I think this year was a hit! Dylan got his Alien Legos that he wanted, Lauren got a dollhouse and Ethan got a Tomas Train set. Ethan doesn't have the attention span to play with anything for long, so he was all over the place!
Lauren was so content with playing with her new dollhouse by herself. Very great morning.
Dylan sat at the table and put together Legos with dad for over an hour!
We enjoyed some cinnamon rolls while we waited for the Sister Missionaries and my neighbor to arrive for breakfast. (Ricky said the cinnamon rolls were the appetizer.) I tried a new recipe for egg casserole from a friend and it was a hit! Everyone loved it! After breakfast, we passed out the presents and everyone got to open them. It was a busy morning, but lots of fun!
Sister Little and Sister Barrett
After everyone left, we had to get ready for church. We barely made it on time and Ethan was so exhausted that he fell asleep on me! I can't remember the last time that he fell asleep at church.We had to get a cute shot of the kids in their cute Christmas clothes!
I love having a timer to take a family picture! Everyone was smiling! Score one for me!
After church we headed to Ricky's parents house. They were making dinners and Ricky's brothers were there too. We got a wireless router witch I am in love with! (I am using Ricky's iPad to write this!) Dylan had fun playing with Alex, and Lauren even joined them for a while. Dylan and Alex exchanged gifts this year and loved it! It was really fun to see them show the other what they picked out for them.
We got to play a few games before someone got hurt. Lauren jumped into the pack and play and couldn't get out, so Alex tried to pull her out. After a very long evening and a night of no sleep, we found out that she has nurse maids elbow (the ligament was out of place). She was holding her wrist and we couldn't see anything wrong with it, so we waited to take her in. Poor little girl is just very fragile. She fell asleep on daddy for a little while, but would only be held all night.
Monday morning we headed over to the Urgent Care, since the doctors office was closed for the holiday. After a long 2 hours at the urgent care along with x-rays, we finally were able to go down to my sister's house to celebrate Christmas with my family. It was a nice day after Lauren got her arm fixed.
We had to get another family shot. (They don't happen too often!)
My dad made these cute Barbie beds for the girls, and my mom made crochet bedding for it. Way cute and Lauren loves it!
It ended up being a very long, wonderful weekend spent with most of our families! I couldn't have asked for a better Christmas!