Friday, December 27, 2013

Christmas 2013

Christmas was a good one this year and also it was strange and a touch of sad. Our kids were spoiled this year, like every year, by all of our family. They are incredibly lucky to have so many people who love them. Due to the fact they are spoiled by so many, Chris and I decided that this year we were going to start a new tradition. 4 things - something to wear, something to read, something they want, something they need - we also added the one Santa gift they get. Santa brings one special present - whatever they asked him for - for a total of 5 presents each. We really wanted to start this tradition now because this is the first year Cain really 'gets' Christmas and along with that he wants every single thing he sees a commercial for or sees in the toy aisle. I just really don't want our kids to get a shit ton of presents and then be disappointed by the fact that some day there may not be that many. It worked out perfectly. The kids couldn't have been happier. We celebrated with Chris' family, at my Mom's house, at my Dad's house, and then at home Christmas morning. Here are some of the pictures from our celebrations.

a quilt made by Grandma Kathy - so cute!


he's barely taken this mask off sense he got it



this is what he asked Santa for and he picked it up and said 
"I've wanted this my whole life!" - cutest moment ever!

Carly got this super cute play house from Aunt Bonnie.






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