Christmas – the part without bruises

Christmas morning

We had a great Christmas this year.  We spent lots of time with family and enjoyed tons of great food and gifts.  The kids were pretty calm on Christmas eve and went to bed before too late so Santa could come at a decent hour.  On Christmas morning, the kids even slept in until 7 or so (I was never that kind on Christmas to my parents)!  I think kids really are the most awesome at whatever age they are at.  I remember being so excited for my 2 and 6 year olds to open presents, but it was even better for my 5 and 9 year olds.  My Mom always said she liked us best at whatever age we were and I think I agree.  I am not sure that the same rule applies into adulthood though.  Of course, she can send us home now instead of just to our rooms.  Anyhow, I think I like my kids best at whatever age they are too!

Christmas morning

Abigail had strep for Christmas but she is now mending (after 4 days on an ineffective antibiotic, she got a new type which worked).  I only mention it because we had to wake her up on Christmas morning.  Isaac was eager to open presents and we knew Abigail would be mad if he didn’t wait.  So, we woke her and the kids started opening stuff.  By the way, motrin is magic – it makes the most awful strep/sore throat/fever bearable for everyone!  Anyhow, I loved how our Christmas morning this year.  Rather than just fly through all the presents, the kids stopped and played with each gift before moving on to the next.  We didn’t prompt them to do so, but it let us know that Santa had done good research.  It took us 3 hours to open all the gifts (and there weren’t that many)!  We were exhausted by lunch time!

Christmas morning

I’ll post some more pics tomorrow of one of the gifts that Isaac and I each got…but I need time for the bruise to properly finish developing before I show it off!

7 thoughts on “Christmas – the part without bruises

  1. “She liked us best at whatever age we were…”

    I have never heard it phrased like that, but that’s exactly how I feel too! I used to think “Uhoh, this is so good it’s probably never going to be this good again. How could any age top this one?” But then it does. Amazing.

    Looks like you guys had a great Christmas! Happy New Year!

  2. I’m glad you had a wonderful Christmas-even with the strep-hope she is feeling o.k. now.

    When my girls were babies a friend told me she always thought her kids were the best at whatever age they happened to be. I’ve always agreed!

  3. It is still true. The fun part of Christmas continues when we all get together and the children are more fun with every passing visit not just Christmas visits. Love continues to grow.

  4. No I’m talking about the Jones down the street!
    My dad once said when I was getting married I’m not losing a daughter I’m gaining more to love and worry about. It’s so true you just love more and more as the family grows and worry about everyone no matter how far away they are.

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