I know I’m late on my Christmas post. We had a lot going on so I’m going to try to recap it all. Hopefully I won’t miss anything important.
We gave Luke his kitchen on Christmas Eve and let the boys play with it during the day. We had originally planned on giving it to Luke from Santa but the box it was in was just too big and Kenny noticed it right away. So, instead it came from Eric and I.
Luke and his kitchen
Christmas Eve is always our big night. We go to church, eat a nice dinner at my parents’ and then open gifts with the rest of my family.
Kenny and Luke
Kenny (his face looked like this the majority of the night)
My brother Billy
My brother Mike
Kenny (and Clark Griswold) looking at his tractors – this picture makes me laugh
Kenny and Luke in their Christmas pjs.
On Christmas morning, we took our time opening Santa gifts at our house
Eric, Luke and Kenny
and then headed back over to my parents’ for breakfast (caramel rolls-the best) and more Santa gifts. My brother Billy had bought Rock Band 2 and we spent a ridiculous amount of time playing that.
Kenny, Luke and Eric
Then we went back over to our house for the boys to have nap time/quiet time. Plus, we needed a little time to relax. When the boys woke up, we went over to Eric’s mom’s house to celebrate Christmas with his side of the family. The boys had more presents from Santa. Yes, they made out like bandits this year – we all did.
Luke and Oreo
We played a lot of Wii. A lot.
Eric’s Uncle Jim boxing
Eric’s Aunt Carol was hilarious at the boxing. I think she took out her opponent faster than I’ve ever seen anyone do it before.
Eric’s sister, Jennifer, and the rest of her crew got into late so we didn’t get to see them until the next day. We met up with them and the boys opened more gifts and then we hung out with them. They weren’t able to stay in town long. They still had to head up to Iowa for Christmas with Dan’s family.
Dan and Luke
Noah, Jennifer, Oreo and Amanda
Kenny and Noah had a ton of fun together and we’re already planning on going out to Colorado next winter (if not sooner) so Kenny can learn to ski.
We had a great Christmas. Lots of family, lots of friends. As fun as it was, I’m glad things are starting to calm down.