We got home Christmas Eve and we played with some of the kids’ new toys for a bit. Finally we put the milk and cookies out for Santa, sprinkled some oatmeal and put out carrots for the reindeer and put the kids to bed. Will’s first present to Lindy was letting her sleep with him in his top bunk that night. She thinks that is the best thing ever. Surprisingly they went to bed pretty easy without too much playing.
We were awakened at 7am on the dot by Will. He was none too pleased to hear he had to stay in his bed while I went downstairs to get the cameras and turn on lights. He had the job of waking up Lindy and she was not ready to get up. We finally dragged her out of bed and let them go downstairs.
Santa brought Lindy a drum set and Will got a new magic set with a table and a hat and wand. They both seemed very excited about their gifts. They blew through the other gifts from Drew and me, which were not exciting to them. House shoes, some clothes, books.
We played with toys and around the house all morning. We finally started getting ready and getting packed up and we headed to my parents’ around 2:45pm. They were happy to see some family as they had been by themselves throughout the holidays. We loaded up in the car last night and my parents took us to some great Christmas lights.
We put the kids to bed and Lindy started coughing. She had picked up a cold and the coughing had started. She did end up throwing up, twice, and sleeping in our bed. Lindy has been sick both times we’ve had Christmas at my parents’ new house. Sorry to my parents and sister’s family who have to be around her. We’ve got her on all medicines and hopefully she’ll be okay this week.
We are waiting arrival of the Beavers. They are on the way from the airport – right now!
Picking out the cookies for Santa.
Saying goodbye to Pluto.
Food for the reindeer.
Sweet, sleeping Christmas babies.
Santa’s Loot for Lindy
Santa’s Loot for Will
Sleepy Christmas morning babes!
Mean mom making them stop for pictures
Presents from the kids they made at school.
My dish towels. You know you are an adult when you get dish towels for Xmas – and like it!
The kids got Drew a magic mug. A picture shows up when it gets hot!