This might be a long post with lots of pictures. I use to be good at doing these posts right when these events happened, but for some reason, I forget a lot. So, let's start with the week before Christmas. First up.... Emilee's choir performance. This is the second year that Emilee has been in the school choir. I find this funny because she really hates singing in front of people, but she does like to talk in front of people. The show this year was, "SnowBiz". She had the part of the translator. She translated for a snowboarder who had his own language of talking. She did a good job of course. She looked like she was upset at times. Come to find out, she had what she called her "nervous pee" and had to use the bathroom the whole entire time. LOL...You gotta love Emilee!
Next up....Ice Skating once again. We had so much fun ice skating last time that we had to do it again. This time though we would bring friends. Emilee brought two friends and Megan brought one. So, we had ice skating, Christmas music in the background and even a small snowball fight with the ice that was kicked up from the skates.
Emilee and her friends were hilarious. I think they felt big staying out late and hanging around the old ice skating rink. I know I had a blast watching them.
Megan is really into the cosplay thing. Her and her friend were "My Little Ponies". And I thought they lost interest when Megan turned about 8. She tells me they are different now and much cooler. What do I know.
Every year we see Santa. This has been going on since Megan was just a little baby. Usually we do it a little earlier, but things had been really crazy this year so we got there just a few days before Christmas, but Santa was still taking orders.
Megan tells me that she is too old to sit on Santa's lap. She did not want to go, but I told her I needed one more picture and then next year she could refrain. I did compromise with her. This particular Santa, if the child is so upset about seeing Santa, will come around the back and look in the window. Then a picture is taken of the child with Santa in the picture. I told Megan we could do this for her then I still get my last picture of her with Santa and she doesn't have to sit on his lap. I think the picture turned out real cute.
Of course Emilee and Hunter still don't mind sitting on Santa's lap and are excited at that. Every one told Santa what they wanted, now all they have to do is wait.
Christmas Eve! I was out most of the day. I still had shopping to do. Nothing like waiting 'til the last minute. I told you that this was one of those seasons where things were just nuts. So, usually we start making cookies for Santa around 1 pm. This Christmas Eve we waited to start about 6 pm. Crazy, I know! It got done anyway and we had a wonderful Christmas message and thought about our Savior before they got to open one present. Then off to bed they went with dreams of sugar plums dancing in their heads.
Christmas Day! I have to hand it to the kids. They waited until 6:30 am to wake us up. Usually it is a lot earlier. It started with Hunter. He noticed that he had the biggest present under the tree and had to open it right away. It was very heavy as he pushed it to the couch and he was glad to see that it was an electric scooter. Can't wait to charge that baby up.
I have always said that my children will not have a cell phone until they are 16 years old and driving. Woops! I guess I have changed my mind. It is a different world now and I find that I worry a lot more then I thought I would. So many times I have wanted to get a hold of Megan. Now I can. She was excited to see it. Now, it is not a smart phone. Defiantly not ready for her to have one of those, but it does have unlimited text and can get on facebook. She does have rules that go along with the phone, but I am sure she can deal with it.
Emilee thought for sure she should get a phone too. Sorry Emilee. Not yet, but my guess is you don't have to wait until you are 16 so just be a little patient. Your time will come. She has wanted a camera though and was very excited to get that plus a Hermione wand, Taekwondo shoes, Hello Kitty lava lamp and even a doorbell for her room. I think she will be OK.
It was a very nice morning with fun presents to open, a great breakfast, a very relaxing day which I took full advantage of and a fantastic Christmas dinner. We are so blessed and had a very wonderful Christmas Day!!
Hoping that you all had a wonderful Christmas Day and will have a Fantastic New Year!!