another christmas has come and gone... oh how excited these kids were on christmas eve! they got their last treat out of the advent calendar and we stayed up way too late baking cookies and watching the greatest story ever told. as we watched the story of the holy family sleeping in a stable with their newborn baby, I couldn't help but feel extra grateful for all that we have. it may not be much, but we are together and that's what makes it feel like home. and christmas with a new baby? well that is always just so much fun!
christmas morning was spent sleeping in and enjoying pumpkin spice waffles and hot cocoa (and a much needed latte for mama). we give each of the kids two gifts - a toy and a book - and a little treat in their stocking. they can open their stockings whenever they wake up but we wait and do presents after everyone is up. henry just couldn't wait to open presents and was trying his hardest to be patient, poor guy! we had a lot of fun and i'm sure much of today will be spent playing with their new toys as well!
henry waiting to open presents! trying oh so hard to be patient:
and then he opens this and points out that the toy is inaccurate because penguins and polar bears don't live in the same hemisphere...oh how i love henry! he is channeling his explorer ancestor roald amundsen: