Okay...I'm hoping to get a few posts in the next few days to catch us up...
We hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas. We had a great Christmas, and are still celebrating!! I'm pretty sure we started a new tradition...Christmas Eve we had dinner at Troy's parents house (we normally did this). This year we had pancakes, sausage, & bacon...and it was awesome!! We didn't have to beg, barter or plead to get O to eat...and next year it will be something that B can eat as well. Christmas mornings are so hectic that breakfast is quick, so this makes up for it. I can't wait for pancakes next Christmas Eve!!
Their loot from Santa!
Granny spent the night again...which O loves and we had a great Christmas day with both of our families. We started with Santa at our house at 7:30 am...then went to MeeMaw & PawPaw's (Troy's parents), then to Missy & Papa's (Amy's parents). Later that afternoon, Amy's family all gathered at Missy & Papa's, and then we left to go back to MeeMaw & PawPaw's for Christmas w/Troy's extended family. We were home around 10pm and then Troy & I did our Christmas.
We just met with good friends to exchange presents, and my brother, soon to be sister in law, and niece are coming in town tomorrow!! I'm soo excited.
Over the Holiday season we made sure to take the kids to see Santa, O did a Gingerbread house w/Missy & Papa, and we watched every Christmas movie we could find. Owen was sent and elf on the shelf from santa on Thanksgiving, and named him Thomas (big shocker right??). O wasn't a big fan of Thomas, but he did love looking for him EVERY morning. O also loved moving the candy cane on the Christams....and Granny coming countdown calendar. O put out rainbow cookies & milk for Santa Christmas eve too. We had so much fun with Owen this holiday season and can't wait to see Brynnleigh next year as she starts to understand the magic of the season!!
This year Owen asked Santa for three main things, Thomas - Misty Island Rescue, Ice Cream Shop Playdoh, and Motegra (Tomica Monarail system). O also asked Santa for the Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Kitchen for Brynnleigh and a green race car for Daddy. Owen got everything he asked for for himself and others....everything except for the Motegra....I am thankful that Santa realized just HOW MANY cars, trains, trucks, etc. O had already and decided it would be better to bring him a few other things instead.
Brynnleigh enjoyed her first Christmas....she was spoiled w/family and friends being held ALL day long!! She did take a nice nap at Missy & Papas...but then threw a bit of a fit at MeeMaw & PawPaw's later that night....poor baby was worn out!
We also got to experience snow this Christmas...it started falling Christmas morning, but did not start sticking until dinner time....and continued to snow all day Sunday. It was pretty, and we got about 6" so O got to play Sunday, and of course B went out for a pic.
I had a great Christmas, and I hope Troy did as well. We scaled down on each other this year, but I got everything on my list...and Troy got most everything on his list.
O opening his gift for B
We hope you and your family had a very Merry Christmas!!