Here are our pictures and a little run down of our Christmas this year... First I have to say how blessed I felt every time I looked at my pantry and saw it was covered with Christmas cards. Also we were spoiled with neighbor/friend gifts dropped off at our house almost every night (some night more than 1!) We did bake and deliver a ton of treats ourselves. The kids loved it! Christmas Eve morning Elfie left a god-bye note and some PJ's for all of us. I couldn't help but tear up each time his letter was read. I'm a major baby! We got together with Brayden and Kayla for dinner and Grandma April and Grandpa Brian's house on the 23rd. On Christmas Eve we went over to G&G's house again for Cafe Rio and to let the kids open their gifts from them. They each got their own camera that does video and has games (Jerik got his very own wiggle car!) Christmas morning Santa had come! We waited until 8:00 to open presents so Grandpa Brian, Grandma April and Uncle Kenny could come over. Branson kept feeling sad that all his friends had a bunch of presents under our tree but we didn't. We couldn't do it until Christmas Eve because of Jerik. So all morning long Branson was saying, "there are a ton ton ton presents around our tree." Branson got a soccer ball, shin guards, and soccer socks from Grandma Sue and Grandpa Larry, ball jumper from great grandma and great grandpa. Puma clothes, jump rope, slippers, and remote control helicopter from Mom and Dad, power toothbrush, body wash, and table top Foosball from Santa. Maycie got a crib, diaper bag full of stuff, and clothes for her baby from Grandma Sue and Grandpa Larry; a "girl soccer ball" from great grandma and grandpa; pretend food set, make-up, Puma clothes, slippers, and new shoes from Mom and Dad, power toothbrush, body wash, pony family, and barbie car from Santa. Jerik got a shapes/fish toy from Grandma Sue and Grandpa Larry; and sensory ball from Great Grandma and Grandpa; Puma clothes, diapers, slippers, scriptures, and a play phone from Mom and Dad; guitar, baby soap, power toothbrush from Santa. We also got a few games, a new waffle maker, and a few other things I can't remember right now. :) We were all plenty spoiled by everyone! After presents were opened we did the annual 'put decorations away on Christmas day party', then headed to Enterprise for dinner. It was a fun, fun day and we will all miss the feeling we all have during the Christmas season!
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
This fun little Elfie man joined our family this year.. It is SO excited each morning to find him. In fact, he was so exciting that Branson was getting up around 6:00 and waking everyone up trying to find him. We tried to set rules so this didn't happen but it wasn't working. Luckily Elfie is so smart and decided to go back to the north pole for a couple of days so we could get some sleep. It worked out perfectly. Elfie has gotten crazy sometimes during the night. Some of those things are... toilet papered the tree, drew all over our picture frames with dry erase marker, got Darla and played connect four, drew a picture with a note on the mirror, got into the Cheerios, rubber banded himself to the ceiling fan, went for a bull-ride on Branson's White Magic, took a nap with Maycie's barbies, and lots of hiding. We love having someone here to help Santa keep track of the kids. Branson even goes and tattle-tells on Maycie to Elfie.