Merry Christmas everyone! We cannot believe the day is already over. We had a full and fun day at our house. Santa was very good to us this year. The morning started with......a bath. Ha! Arlington was up first, so since her brother and sister were still sleeping, I gave her a Aath to pass the time! She really wanted to go and see her presents, but I wanted us all to go downstairs together, so she had to wait. She was fine, and about 1/2 hour later, the babies were up and ready to go! They were very excited to come downstairs and see all the presents from Santa, etc. Arlington wanted to charge through the presents, and the babies were just content walking around. Finley spent half the morning just carrying a banana around that she got in her stocking! She is funny. Cainan would take a small piece of wrapping paper off a present, clap for himself, and walk away. He wasn't about to do too much work for his presents! Once everything was opened, the we cleaned up and the kids really got a chance to play with their new goodies. Finley's favorite present was a cradle from her GiGi (Great Grandma). Arlington loved everything, but played the most with a Cinderella castle from Santa. Cainan seemed to really like some of the toys Arlington got (like a batmobile) and anything that had cars and little people. He is definitely all boy!
While the babies took a nap, Arlington got a chance to play without interruption and then we played Uno with her, which she loved. It was a nice chance for her to have alone time with her parents, which is rare these days. And this evening, we are just continuing to play with all the goodies! Finley got a small bounce house from Santa, and we moved that to the back yard and the kids played out there in that for awhile. Now we are winding down and bedtime is quickly approaching.
But Christmas is far from over! Tomorrow Mat's parents arrive, and then on Thursday we will have a total of.....drumroll.....18 people staying at our house for 24 hours. It will be so much fun! I have room for all, and it will be great. We are expecting all of Mat's brothers and sisters and their significant others and children, and Mat's grandma and aunt. It will be SOOOO fun! So we have many fun filled days ahead, and we can't wait. Saturday's post will be full of photos!
We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and felt as blessed as we did for our family. Here are some pictures! (well, a lot actually)