Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

We had our usual Brindley Christmas party out at Chantry's dad's on Christmas Eve.  It was a little different this year.  Ladd was still in the hospital and Marcia stayed to spend Christmas with him, so they weren't there. Tom ended up back in the hospital with infection the day before Christmas, Charla and her family weren't there either.  

I worked on Christmas Eve and headed over right after I was done.  Chantry spent most of the day out there with the boys.  

We had a yummy traditional ham dinner.  Santa came...   




 This was the best I could get of Randi...she is not a Santa fan this year.


 We opened presents and headed home for the night....

The boys opened their traditional pjs before bed. I got them super hero pjs this year and they loved them.  






 Channer wrote the cutest little note to Santa and we left him some cookies and milk....


 and Santa came......


 I am pretty sure I didn't get a wink of sleep that night.  I was too excited...oh, and this little gal was up twice for bottles...as you can see from when we went to wake her up at 6:00 a.m.  Yes, that's right we woke our kids up again this year.  We just get too excited and it is the only day of the year they sleep in.....
 The kids were super excited to see all their stuff from Santa....























 Randilyn was not ready to be awake haha....





 Santa was super smart this year and got both boys the EXACT same stuff.  He might have wanted to get Chestyn and Randi the same stuff though ;) Chestyn played with this castle forever!

 The aftermath....


 We spent the afternoon playing games as a family, playing play dough and playing with all the other new stuff. ....




Until Chestyn got sick and he spent the rest of the day like this....

I was so thankful it happened Christmas afternoon instead of Christmas Eve though, cause at least he got to celebrate, even though he said "Nobody should be sick on Christmas."

We had a very Merry Christmas.  We did a lot of talking about the true meaning of Christmas and I hope the kids don't get too involved in all the commercialized stuff to remember the real reason we celebrate.  So thankful for my blessing and wonderful family.  When we were out at Chantry's dad's house, Santa asked him what he wanted for Christmas and he said, "For my family to be healthy."  I couldn't agree more.  I am sure hoping for a healthy year this year!