Christmas Day update...a month later. And it feels like it was AGES ago! Oh well. At least it is posted.
Christmas morning...Addie got a princess bike. Jeremy enjoyed putting it together on Christmas Eve night.
Addie was very subdued Christmas morning. She was excited, but still kinda waking up and figuring out the whole thing. The bike is a little big for her, but we figured she would grow into it. She said, "Well, maybe Santa can bring me a smaller bike." And we said, "I think Santa is finished until next year." :) Addie also got ballet slippers for her ballet class that started at the beginning of January.
Modeling her helmet...
Everyone looks a little sleepy here on Christmas morning. Kate got diapers from Santa. :)
Christmas morning after bathtime...
The weather was pretty nice so Addie got to try out her new bike. She was getting a little frustrated, but is better every time she rides it.
That afternoon my parents came in town (after my dad's service) and we did Christmas with my immediate family. With four kids it was crazy and unwrapping present went by really fast.
Dylan and Dawson got Addie an Ariel doll. She wanted this so bad!!! So bad that she actually had a HUGE meltdown in Target over it in the middle of December. She was THAT kid that could be heard throughout the store. She was screaming, crying, kicking, etc. etc. Thankfully I didn't have Kate with me. It was an evening I want to forget (but never will! Ha!) that ended with Jeremy putting her straight to bed when we got home and with me getting a glass of wine immediately to lower my blood pressure. I know she was so tired that day. December is tough on kids. It was amazing the week after Christmas I think she had two small tantrums all week. Need less to say, Addie was so excited to get this doll.
(Poor Sadie. She's just trying to take a Christmas nap on her new bed and all of these kids and presents were in her way.)
Reading from her "My First Bible Stories Book". A gift from my parents.
My mom got Kate this hat. She is 5 months old here! Where has the time gone?
That night we hosted Christmas dinner. Here's Kate loving on Grandpa...
The day after Christmas we took my parents out to see a house Jeremy is building.
We then went to see a movie with my parents, my brother & family
along with all of us, including Kate. Kate was so good. She's been to 3
movies since she has been born. I never would have thought of doing
that with Addie. Not for sure if that means I am more relaxed this
time, Kate is more easy-going or if we are just so busy Kate comes along
for everything...how about all of the above?
Christmas was wonderful with family! It is magical to have kids in the house on Christmas morning. I just wish it wouldn't fly by so fast!