Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Christmas Eve

Our Christmas Eve tradition is that the kids receive one present from Mom and Dad before going to bed. This year I chose to get the three big kids hooded blankets, since they are always wandering around wrapped in blankets. Alexander and Kai loved theirs immediately. Jack was initially upset, as he did not recognize the character on his hooded blanket, which is from the game Cut the Rope (a fact I wasn't even aware of). Once Justin showed him the game on the iPad mini, Jack turned his upset around and was just as happy with his present as his brothers were. Noah, being too little for a hooded blanket, received an adorable owl hat, which he enjoyed putting on and taking off.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

First Snow of the Season

Not even officially winter yet, and we've had three snowfalls! The kids all enjoyed getting in some snow time the other day, even Noah, my little marshmallow.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Santa Visit

This year we traveled again down to Maryland to see Santa. You may notice a lack of continuity from our previous years visiting Santa, which I am ridiculously disappointed about. However, the boys and I had a fun visit with our cousins and a nice stay at Aunt Eileen's house. They enjoyed seeing Santa (and were unaware of any difference), although Kai was a bit nervous at first and asked me to talk to Santa for him. There were tons of crafts, old toys, games in the garden, and even a magic show. We even beat the snow by coming home early.