December 25, 2013

So this is Christmas!

What a whirlwind the last two days have been!  We were busy making memories over here. And the fun will continue right in to the new year!  I truely hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and that you were all surrounded by people you love and people who love you back!  That's my favorite part of holidays, seeing family and friends and spending time together.

What are your Christmas Traditions?  We only have a few that we always do. A typical Christmas Eve dinner is tamales.  Let me tell you, David's mom makes some amazing tamales and we wait all year long for them. The best part is when she makes so many that we get to freeze a bag or two to enjoy over the next few months! My mother inlaw is one of a kind. The good kind!  Last night she gave me a present that I have wanted since I was a child. A snoopy snow cone maker. Oh man was I a happy lady!

The came the preparations for Santa.  We started the night with one present each from mom and dad. Pajamas of course. This year a certain mom procrastinated so long there were no more matching Christmas jammies but, Super Mario Bros ones were just as good. Followed by hot chocolate and a book. The Night Before Christmas. After their bellys were warmed we set out cookies and carrots (for the reindeer). The boys wrote a note and went off to bed. And Alex actually stayed in his own bed...ALL night! 

I'm not sure what time Santa came but the boys were up just as the sun was peeking over the horizon. I of course thought it was still the middle of the night so I sent them back to bed. It felt like I had been sleeping for an hour. But it was 6 am. Luckily they gave me another hour before coming back in and letting me know they were STARVING.  That must have been code for excited, because neither one finished their cinnamon roll before they just had to check out their stockings. As soon as David was up, they were circling the tree. So we dove in to the presents.  Legos and Ninja Turtles galore. Someone please tell me they aren't as bad as I am thinking. How do you keep them together? Seriously.  Legos scare me.

Once the excitement settled it was time for a quick nap before heading back to Grandma's house. Good thing she is only a few blocks away!  My favorite part of the day was Grandma trying to remember who's present she was trying to hand out. After watching her try to figure out who it was for we gave in and told her it was her present from us. Which she loved!  Then David's cousin and her family showed up.  I got to hold a baby and I survived. No fever yet!  And after more presents, more tamales and lots of good talks, it was time to call it a night. The big boys have to go back to work, the little boys had toys to play with and the ladies had all kinds if cleaning to do. Don't tell, but I'm not doing it tonight!  I've just now got the boys tucked in, after building 3 boxes of legos. I'm calling it a night. I will share some photos tomorrow...while I clean ;)

Merry Christmas everyone. Bring on the new year!  I'm so ready for it!

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