Today was back-to-school in our neck of the woods, and it really and truly feels like Christmas is over.
Hey- maybe I’ll finish taking down all of our Christmas stuff today? Or maybe just keep blogging and surfing the web and eating cheerios? Yes, that one.
But anywhoo, I thought that today would be a good time for the ole’ Christmas post!
Joseph woke up at 5 am on Christmas morning, and came into our room 1 trillion bazillion times asking when he could get up (6am) and when he could wake up Isaac (6am) and when it was going to be 6 am. At 5:45 he asked if he could climb into bed with me to watch my phone…and he stared at my phone for the next 15 minutes solid until yelling out “SIX!!!”
I went downstairs to turn on Christmas lights and start the coffee, and when I came back up he asked me “Coal?? Is it COAL?” Which is slightly ironic because I intentionally never threatened them with coal this year! And I could have…ooooooh I could have!
Anyhow, at this point he woke up Isaac, and Brian went downstairs to get ready to take a video of them coming out to see the goods. I told Joseph to wait just one more minute while I checked to see if Daddy was ready and he said, “I can’t. I just can’t wait.” with a frantic look in his eyes and just kept walking!
Good news, Brian captured the big moment, and I will post the video soon.
Samuel woke up a little later and saw his kitchen from Santa (I have eaten more plastic food in the past few weeks than in the past 30 years combined)
The rest of the day looked like this
until about 3 when we finally opened presents.
(a much-desired Lego Junior set from his big brother)
(his first Harry Potter book for me to read to him)
(yes that is Top Ramen noodles. Its their favorite!)
(in this next one I can hear Isaac’s voice saying “Look what you got baby!”)
Then it looked like this again
oooh, it makes me cringe a little! But here you go!
After a busy past few days we opted to stay home Christmas evening, and I made meatloaf, au grautin potatoes (as per Brian’s request) and sparkling cider.
Then we ALL played wii until bedtime.
Also, after tucking in the children, I sat on the stairs and cried a teensy bit that it was all over. Happy-sad, just like everything in motherhood it seems.