I'm trying to keep my children away from the idea that Christmas means presents. I don't want my kids growing up being spoiled every Christmas and not being grateful for what they have. I think that the media has WAY over materialized this whole season to where Christmas has nothing to do with it's originally intended meaning! Sorry, I'll step down from my soapbox now. So, anyways, this year Josh and I talked it over, and we decided that a few presents was sufficient enough. Alli loved opening presents and was super excited with every gift she unwrapped. Blake, not so much. He just wanted to play with all the toys Alli was unwrapping. He especially loved the "Littlest Pet Shop" toy my Mom & Dad bought Alli. Funny kid.
After presents and clean-up, I made our traditional Christmas Morning Crepe breakfast. And it was awesome... esp. with the plum jelly! We even had bacon, and orange slices too! YUMM-O! Jan, John and Jordan came over soon after and we had another round of presents to go through. Jan and John bought us new ceiling lights for the house, and a ceiling fan for the kids bedroom! AWESOME! They look soooo much better than what was there before. SOOO much better! Blake got a cool musical desk, and dump truck; and Alli got a hopscotch game and a princess fishing game. Lucky kids.
After they left, Alli took turns playing her new Candyland game with Josh and me. Blake just wanted to play with the Pet Shop. Weirdo. You can see him on his perch there just behind Alli. Blake loves the table top. I can always find him there. Always.
Thank you to everyone who helped make our Christmas special! We love you all! And for those of you in Washington, we missed you all tons and tons! Hope everyone's Christmas was merry and bright!