This year we stayed home for Christmas, and by home I mean Oklahoma. We didn’t go see my family we just stayed around here and did our thing with my husband’s family.
Christmas Eve we had the boys open gifts from us and my Nana. Cillian got Playdoh and some shoes, Felix got a rubber dinosaur and a fidget cube. They got to play with them for a bit then they got in bed and I read them the book version of Home Alone, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and The Night Before Christmas. We kissed them goodnight then once they were out we put their “Santa” gifts under the tree.
The next morning we were woken up by the yelling of our toddlers wanting out of their room, much like every other morning. We get them up and let them run into the living room to discover what was waiting for them.
Felix got a toy drum that has different shaped holes in it to put different shaped blocks into it, an old rotary toy phone that he can pull behind him and a toy vacuum. He is extremely obsessed with the latter.
Cillian got some Hotwheels, Blaze and the Monster Machine toys and a Paw Patrol Chase with his police cruiser. Even though he got all these cool toys, toys that he asked Santa for by the way, he was more interested in his brother’s baby toys. *eye roll*
I also got them a book that I found on Facebook, I thought it was super adorable. It’s a book made just for them with poems of them doing all sorts of adventures.
The boys fought over the toys for a bit then we had breakfast.
We went to my mother in law’s house in the afternoon. We ate and opened presents. We hung out with everyone and played Dirty Santa. It was a fun evening. I took a bunch of pictures but I guess I can’t figure out how to get the pictures off my camera and onto my computer. I’m pretty bad with technology so it’s not surprising. Frustrating but not surprising.
All in all it was a good Christmas. I enjoyed spending time with my family and I got some wonderful gifts. I got a camera, which I need to learn how to use, a blanket with passages from one of my favorite books printed on it, a handmade cowl made by my sister in law, lots of goodies from my other sister in laws, a Barnes and Noble gift card and a WAFFLE IRON. I’m really excited about the last one if you couldn’t tell.
I have a lot to be thankful for and if there’s one thing I learned from this year that would be it. It’s important to remember that we should never take for granted all the good people and good things we have in our lives. I hope you all had a great Christmas.
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