Colby was really into the festivities this year! He really understood everything and had SO much excitment about it all! Lindsay just enjoyed the lights, tree, wrapping paper, and new toys!
Monday was Christmas Eve. Austin was off so he and Colby set out to run a few errands that morning. I stayed home and got busy with Christmas things. Once they got home we ate lunch and made Santa cookies. That afternoon we just enjoyed time together home as a family! I am so thankful that we get to stay at home with our kids and not be travling here there and everywhere on Christmas! That evening we went over to my mom and dad's. That is our Christmas tradition. My mom cooks dinner and we go eat and we also usually celebrate her birthday that night. Colby really enjoys all the excitment of family get togethers. Lindsay is still hard she was sleepy last night and just gets overwhelmed. I know by next year she will be running around like crazy like her big bro! We let Colby open up a couple presents and we spent time reading the true Christmas story. Its always such a sweet time and so special b/c we have done that every Christmas Eve for as long as a I remember! I love being back at my mom and dad's house for Christmas!
Tuesday Christmas day we ofcourse woke up early to do Santa presents with the kids. We don't wrap Santa presents so the kids just wake up to their displays of Santa stuff! Colby's major gift was a train table. He got a few smaller things like a telescope, stuffed animals, tennis racket, books, etc. Lindsay got a princess castle, piano, books, toy purse, etc. They loved their toys! After they had time to play we got dressed and packed up to head to my parent's. Its again tradition for us all to go over there and enjoy breakfast together then open up gifts. The kids did really good. Colby was VERY excited. This was his first year to be into ripping gifts open. Usually he has just picked one gift and played with it and I had to open the rest. This year he opened every single one of his and most of his sister's! Lindsay did better but still got antsy/overwhelmed with everyone and everything! They got a few more fun toys! We are so blessed to get to hang out with and see both of our families over Christmas and not have to travel too far.
We left my parent's house around 11:30 and came home to let the kids rest and nap. They were both exhausted b/c they both ended up sleeping over 2 hours! This never happens! Austin and I enjoyed the down time as well! That afternoon the kids just enjoyed playing with their toys and we cooked Christmas dinner. My parents came over and ate with us that night! It was a wonderful weekend full of family time and fun!
It was so fun seeing Colby so EXCITED this year and Lindsay being old enough to enjoy it as well! We are already looking forward to next year!