We had a great Christmas. It started on Sunday evening making and decorating the Christmas cookies at Grandma and Grandpa's house. Olivia really got into it this year.
Then on Christmas Eve we got up and went to Grandma and Grandpa's for breakfast and gifts. Olivia and Sophia each got a school desk which were a huge hit! They also got a markers, tape dispenser (I was tired of them using all my tape!), stapler, 3 hole punch and construction paper. They have had a ball with all of them. Once we got home from G-ma and G-pa's, they got to open a gift from us. It had new pj's and a dry erase board (it has a blank side and a side to practice writing words). Normally we would have my family here on Christmas Eve but since my dad wasn't leaving FL until then we waited to have my family over until Friday. My mom, my nephew Josh and his girlfriend came over for dinner anyway. After dinner, we went to church and Derek and Adam came over. (Derek and Adam are David's step-children from his first marriage.) Finally, Christmas Eve has come to a close.
Christmas morning we had donuts as requested by Olivia. After breakfast, we opened gifts. Olivia got a new bike and helmet, Pixos and a Panda bear from Santa and clothes, books and movies from us and a snowcone maker from Sophia. Sophia got the Cherry Blossom Market, V-Motion game and a baby doll from Santa along with clothes, books and movies from us and a book to go with the Tag Reading system she got for her birthday from Olivia. The book Olivia got her was.....Olivia -- imagine that! After that we went to David's extended family lunch. The kid's got gifts and we sang/acted out the 12 days of Christmas based on your birth month. Sophia didn't want to participate but I think a fun time was had by all.
The day after Christmas was spent lounging around and waiting for my family to come over. My dad did make it over about 1:30ish and he came with a project. He and Olivia (Sophia got uninterested real quick) spent some quality time together making chocolate covered peanut butter crackers. Olivia had a blast and it was nice to see my dad taking an interest in the girls. I have another post for another day on that subject. My brother and his family (and my mom) came over for dinner and gift exchanging. A fun time was had here as well.
Yes, I have pictures of all of these events and will post them soon. My laptop is in the shop being repaired and I hope it gets back soon. I soooo miss my laptop.
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