Well Christmas has finally come! And then gone, so quickly! Luckily for me, my kids are still too little to get up super early for Christmas, so they slept in a little and we all made our way out to the living room around seven thirty. Ava remembered how fun it is to tear the wrapping paper off and see what goodies are hidden inside, but Scott took a little coaxing. Just a little, then he was like "what? I'm allowed to DESTROY all this paper! AWESOME!" They both got good and spoiled since my mom was there, on top of all the gifts from the Engelbrechts down in Florida...not exactly sure where we're going to keep all this stuff! For those of you who don't know, we live in a little tiny fifteen hundred square foot two bedroom house. So. But I'm not complaining because I know how blessed we are to have such a wonderful family to spoil our babies! Thanks everyone for thinking of them, and for thinking of me and Nick, who did pretty well too! Here's Ava and Scott with their first presents of the morning...And Daddy with his new cotton candy machine...we're trying to start a carnival, I think. We've already got the popcorn machine, now we just need something for hot dogs and funnel cakes!
Here is cousin Mia showing off her magnet "paper" dolls that Scott got her and Ava, and I'm in the background admiring my new diamond earrings!!! Scott with one of his four new tool sets...
Examining the T-ball set that I've wanted for so long!
And later, Scott was getting a little overwhelmed while the girls played downstairs (they're so mean to him!) so we brought him upstairs and let him try out the cotton candy machine. While Nick was circling the stick around the machine, Scott would open his mouth wide and sort of follow the stick around. It's hard to explain, but trust me, it was cute.
So now Christmas is over :( You keep hearing about how stressed people get, and they're so glad when it's over and all that sort of stuff on the Today show, but I thought it was a blast! I always hate to see it go. That being said, it was FREEZING most of the time in Tennessee, and since we'll be between homes next Christmas (Nick will be done with school in Connecticut at the beginning of December) I'm starting to think that an island Christmas might be kind of fun. Get a little Jimmy Buffet experience...I'll let you know how that goes over with the families!