Merry Christmas! I hope you had a wonderful day yesterday and continue to get to enjoy the rest of the weekend off. We have had a great last couple of days, despite the flu and coughs running rampant through our house. Nothing like being sick on Christmas huh?
On Christmas Eve we all stayed home and really took it easy. Soren and all three kids were pretty sick so I ran the show. But who am I kidding, I always run the show on the holidays.
Our family does Christmas Eve dinner with my parents and so Christmas Eve day we spent preparing our food for the meal. The boys helped wash potatoes and we made several batches of cookies. Knox was very enthusiastic to be washing anything, including the floor.
We finally made it to my parents and had an amazing traditional ham and potatoes dinner. Afterwards we all played games like charades and my boys did awesome. Kesler can act out “making a snowman” like nobody else.
Christmas morning was such a treat. The boys did a great job waiting until about 8 am to get all of us up and we all opened our stockings. My Dad “helped Santa out” by painting these wooden swords we found on Etsy. The boys wanted fire swords like Hiccup from How to Train Your Dragon but I think these turned out a little better than the plastic Target versions.
We all got apples in the feet of our stockings (we were out of oranges) and Soren found his had a tiny bit out of it. Must have been those elves!
All in all it was a wonderful Christmas. The boys are old enough to be entertained by their toys all day and I just loved watching and playing with them. We ate leftovers and took our time opening and assembling gifts all day. It felt wonderful to just “be”. I’m so thankful for my little family and my place as their Mom. I can’t imagine a better way to spend the holidays. I hope you had a wonderful day with your family and friends!