"This is the BEST CHRISTMAS EVER!"
Christmas Eve. Pizza dinner, Brian joined us. We watched the Muppet Christmas Carol while I did some last minute embroidery to label our $1.00 felt stockings.
The stockings are hung, milk and cookies in place.
Jack made this Santa over Thanksgiving break and told the Mall Santa that he was going to give it as a gift. I helped him write a note so Santa would know to take it with him. It reads "SANTA THIS CRAFT SANTA." Of course the jolly elf left a thank you note with his empty plate in the morning.
Christmas morning! Sam woke at 6:30 per usual. Jack was snoozing but quickly woke when we all went in his room. The boys took a few seconds to figure out there piles, then dove in.
Ben and Jack both received bows and arrows for Christmas.
Sam tuckered out around 9 AM. We put him down for a nap and finished opening all the presents. Everyone was exceedingly generous this year. Jack started to get frustrated with opening because he wanted to play each thing right away!
Ben and I cleaned and we all noshed on sweets and breads and fruit. Snow started falling midday. By the time Amanda, Mom, and Dad made it over the mountains we had heavy snowfall. I'm glad they made it safely and had time to visit! Of course they had gorgeous handmade projects to share.
A nativity puzzle made by Mom.
A personalized family peek-a-boo book for Sam from Amanda.
I made a shawl for Amanda, she made me a lovely tote.
Sam and Jack both chugged their egg nog.
We got to see them again this morning for brunch before they scooted off to their flight to NYC. Jack FINALLY got to make snow angels in the yard.
What a wonderful Christmas!