Christmas Is Here

The big kids managed to wait in their beds for us all to gather at the top of the stairs. I tried to get a picture of them going down the stairs, but they were much too fast for me. Christmas morning was a rush of craziness, but so much little kid joy! (And face paint. Did I mention there was face paint? That ended up being one of Kaitlyn’s number one requests from Santa.)

Judy, Jerry, and Emily joined us later in the morning for Christmas breakfast and then later that day we had gifts and stockings. I was so impressed that Judy brought her stockings (but when you have hand-made every single family member stockings they must be used!!). Jerry put his amazing woodworking skills to practice and made the neatest trees this year. Teague ended up with the “poop” last year and was so excited to give it to Wade this year. (I’m more impressed it made it has made it through all our crazy moves.) That is a wrap on Christmas. Granny and Pop read books to the kids and it was lights out on some tired kiddos.

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Christmas Eve

We started our day with the last of the basket presents and spent he rest of the day full of activities – opening presents, baking, reading, playing, Lego building, napping, making cookies for Santa, church attending, and finally a few last Christmas books before bed.

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Disney Skates

Kaitlyn got one of her Christmas presents a little early. Aunt Emmy’s gift was tickets to Disney on Ice. Kaitlyn opened the gift this afternoon and then Wade and I took her tonight. She has been asking to go since this summer and was so excited. She had a blast and Wade thought the popcorn wasn’t too bad.

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Teague Teaches

Teague decided to teach both Pop and Kaitlyn the Basic 10 moves in Taekwondo. He did a pretty good job!

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Cookie Decorating

Kaitlyn had some friends over for a little cookie decorating. I love watching kids with icing and sprinkles – what a mess!

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Harper-Ryan-Burch Pictures

I mentioned a month or so ago that we gave my mom professional pictures for Christmas. They turned out fantastic! We got the pictures recently and we all love them. Who knew we would get five adults and six kids to all coordinate and cooperate at the same time. This feat may never be repeated but at least it was documented!

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Christmas Concert – Take 2

We only live a few houses down from the boys’ school. Whenever there is an event at their school, we always walk. Parking is a nightmare and we can easily avoid the trouble. Today was Teague’s Christmas concert so we bundled up Ben and took a short walk to the school.

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Ballet Stickers

Kaitlyn has ballet class every Tuesday. This year they hand out stickers at the end of class instead of stamping her hand (thank goodness!) We quickly realized it was a much smarter idea to create a book for her stickers instead of just bringing them home. Now all of the girls have sticker books and the sticker collecting is a big deal!

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