Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Merry Merry Christmas!

It was a very merry Christmas over here! Santa came and was really good to my people, thankfully.  I am a total nerd, and the excitement of the impending day keeps me awake ALL NIGHT LONG.  I stayed in bed until 5 and then came downstairs with Bruce.  It was actually a really wonderful morning.  I made a cup of tea, which I drank in total peace and quiet, I put the casserole in the oven and a took some time to just reflect on the real meaning of the holiday- I am cheesy, I know.  I don't care.  It was wonderful.  All the lights were turned on and we were ready for the madness when everyone arrived!

This little reindeer couldn't wait!

The living room was ready! And packed....

The boys came down and Andy saw his skateboard and freaked out.  He started hugging it and screaming-- it was priceless and perfect.  Cal stopped at the tree and didn't move-- hahaha he was in shock I think.  

 Andy hopped on immediately-- his only time on this thing sans helmet.......
 Soon, all the presents were opened and the house was a mess and everyone was so so happy.  Andy had to go roller blade right away.  We took him in the garage to try and teach him.  It was hilarious-- like a baby calf learning to walk....

 Soon we were in the street skateboarding-- he is fun to watch on this thing because he is fearless! We all remarked how thankful we were to be in this new house because we definitely couldn't be out in the street at the old house. 

A his jammies...!

 Cal's big big surprise was an iPod touch-- both boys were given iPads a long time ago when we were traveling constantly to keep them occupied in the air.  Cal's has been broken for a long time-- we created an email address for him and everything- and I had all the family members email him so when he opened it, he had an email from everyone.  And when he is on wifi he can even text.  He has been texting all the family ever since-- they love it and it's been a great way to get him writing more, as awful as that sounds.  We limit the use, obviously, but so far it has been GREAT.  Andy did not get a device, but he was playing Mimi's phone in the below picture-- they were texting each other, hahaha..... also, looooove their little entwined legs.  I got their jammies at Target and they are crazy soft.  Both of my non-jammy wearing kiddos love these. 

All of the excitement from the morning flat wore Bruce out.  I carried a load of presents upstairs and found him snoozing on a baby.  

Everyone went to their separate houses and we met back up at my parents house for the 1st annual REINDEER GAMES.  To be totally honest, I wasn't super excited about playing a game of baseball on Christmas afternoon....but it was SO.MUCH.FUN!

In true grandma fashion, she had shirts made for the two teams: the elves and the santas.  And she had already assigned the teams, to keep it fair.  
 I love my little elf....
 Cal and Jackson had the best time playing together.  I love Cal's smile in this one!
 A bunch of little Santas, ready to whoop up!
 Of course, we had drinks.  Mom and dad created the signature drink: rudolf's nose- hahaha

 The group up on the tee box ready to go!
 Love this shot of the group-

The Santas won in a major comeback-- BIG fun was had by all.  We were all crying we were laughing so hard.  It was a perfect way to spend Christmas afternoon! After this, we ate a great dinner and headed home.

And at the end of the day, Bru was just exhausted-- he fell asleep waiting for his sleeping buddy to join him. 

 Hope y'all had a merry merry too!