I decided to do a little weekend recap for you before I started into a new week! Beware, there is a picture overload ahead!!
Saturday was a lazy morning for me. I didn't even crawl out of bed till almost 11:00 am. When I got up Anika was already up and ready to go. I threw on some sweats and took her to Mom's where she stayed the remainder of the day helping Mom cook and get thing ready for our Christmas party that night.
Hubby made the kids some pancakes and then ran errands before his work time. He was on 2nd shift and I sure hated to see him leave. This was the first time ever that he had to miss our Family Christmas Dinner and I was quite sad about it.
I spent the rest of my day doing some laundry and pretty much just tinkering around the house. It seemed like the day just flew by and before I knew it, it was time to get ready and go to the Christmas Party. My only regret of the night, not making Lee take a nap. By the time it was time for us to go out the door, she was in full blown fit mode. Luckily her mood improved slightly as the night went on but she still wasn't a happy camper. Note to self: DON'T DO THAT AGAIN!!!!
We made it to the Christmas Party around 5:30 pm. Granny wanted to go with us so we picked her up and took her too. Some of my family wore "Ugly Christmas Sweaters" and some of us (like me) just wore plain clothes. There was a lag of communication on this one! It was definitely a fun time. The food was fantastic, the company was the best and the kids were blessed with an abundance of gifts. I'll just let the photos do the talking!
My Gorgeous Granny and Myself
My Uncle Phil
My Cousin Krissy's Candy
Anika and her Papa
Jessie and her cute outfit
Aunt Leanna and her daughter Krissy
Krissy, Leanna and Melissa
Scotty and his grandbaby Maggie
Scotty and his grandbaby Ryder
Maggie and Scotty
Scott and Ryder
Mika, Justin, Anika and Jess
Lee Lee and Ax looking at the Minnie Mouse Set
Chase and Wes
Anika and Wes
In Honor of Mama Mary and Papa Hiram
Annual December Birthday Cake
Look how sweet
My Little Man
Anika and Justin
Anika and Dustin
Addison getting bombarded
Anika and Wesley
My sweet gal
Daddy and my boy
Dustin and Little Lee
He carried this fishing pole all night long
My Beautiful Granny again
Chase getting a present
My Ax got a tractor
Check it out boys
Maggie May has a gift
Tristan opening one
Daddy being a Reindeer
My Mom loves her new pj's
Guys gift exchange
They are so boring when they exchange gifts
Us girls have much more fun!
We played pass it around to music
Lots of girls in our family
My Mommy concentrating hard
She got dishes!!!
It was well after 10:00 when we got home. The kids opened a few of their gifts and played with them. Lee didn't make it 30 minutes but Ax lasted quite a bit longer. Here's what they scored Christmas Round 1- they are so blessed beyond measure.
New Tractor from Aunt Leanna and Scotty
Art Coloring Set from Sissy Britt and Danny
Ninja Turtles mask from Krissy and Eric
Helicopter from Sissy Karen
PJ's from Aunt Retha
Spin Shotz Game from Uncle Justin and Mika
T-Ball Set from Uncle Brad and Melissa
Dr Kit from Aunt Karen
Little People Castle from Cousin Krissy and Eric
Minnie Hat and Gloves from Cousin Brad and Melissa
Minnie Cookware Set from Sissy Britt and Danny
Baby Pony from Aunt Leanna
PJ's from Aunt Retha
Minnie Pony Set from Aunt Leanna
Carriage Block Set from Justin and Mika
Minnie Gown from Brad and Melissa
Minnie Desk from Cousin Justin and Mika
Perfume from Justsin and Mika
Mickey PJ's from Retha
Bath Bombs from Sissy Britt
More Pj's from Leanna
Earrings and Skin Care from Karen
A Purse from Krissy and Eric
I ended up getting an absolutely wonderful blanket in the girl drawing. I seriously am in love with the feel of it. Hubby didn't get to open his till he got off work Saturday night but he scored a tire gauge and a new light. It was definitely a wonderful celebration and I feel very lucky to be part of it.
Sunday was a good day too. I suppose I took too many photos on Saturday because I took zero on Sunday. Hubby and I took the kids shopping though. He let them do their Christmas shopping for me while I finished up some shopping I had to do as well. We hit up the Flea Market, Big Lots and Walmart. We had Little Ceasars for dinner and then spent the rest of our evening hanging out and watching television. The only negative of the whole day was that we overslept for church :(
Before I go I want to share some more elf mischief that went on over the weekend!
Wise guy found some Happy Birthday Banner and blocked the door to the bathroom
Axle just couldn't believe he did this
Looks like he found our popcorn.....we woke up to this mess
That my friends is how we spent our weekend- couldn't ask for anything more! I hope to update again once or twice this week but it's going to be a super busy one so we shall see.