This Christmas was a little different for us:
We had a new baby!
(okay, so that's not too different for us)
But Christmas fell on Sunday so we could
not go anywhere to celebrate.
And we had 4 kids!
This past December was
so insane it's hard to even
remember what I did
yesterday. So I am completely
narrating according to the pictures I have.
The kids woke up and Jared
and I made Santa pancakes.
Jared decided Santa needed a mustache.
I think he just made him look sad.
The kids LOVE pancakes!
Nixon wanted me to take a
picture of her mustache!
I had bought the kids a present
for them to open one night during family advent.
But I'm embarrassed to say that
this year we kinda stunk at advent.
We have gone nonstop since
Lottie arrived and at
night we consider ourselves
successful if kids are in bed by 10pm.
So... Christmas Eve the kids
opened up the family gift!!
The Little People Nativity!
(I just noticed Isla has on a
Halloween shirt.......it was a long month)
The kids loved their nativity.
I did get the girls dressed to bake all day.
We made cookies for Santa...
and our annual reindeer cookies!
(we have been making these
years before Pinterest)
We were home alone for the 1st time on
Christmas Eve so I decided we
would have our own little party.
I made my sister's fabulous sausage balls!
(they were not near as good as hers)
My absolute favorite-
It was AMAZING!
We also had rotel (for Jared) and
a cheese-ball with crackers.
Unfortunately, the kids did not eat
a thing other than the crackers!
I was able to snap a few pictures
of the kids before bedtime!
Once they calmed down Lottie joined in!
Isla wanted a turn to hold Lottie.
We left cookies out for Santa
and put the kids to bed.
Well, I thought they were all
in bed until I caught Roman redhanded!
He snuck out to try out Santa's cookies!
Thankfully Santa hadn't arrived yet!
Santa did have a little helper as
he put out the gifts this year!