Three Kids

Three Kids

Monday, December 31, 2012

Christmas 2012 Part 3

We were worn out after three Christmas celebrations on Christmas Eve ... Christmas Day brought 3 more! We had another fun day celebrating with family!

Santa came to my parent's house through the night! 

Jax wanted to help Logan and Ryleigh open their new wagon from Santa!

The girls opened their gifts ... new princess dresses!

Jordyn wanted Rapunzel ...

Jayla wanted Cinderella ...

Jaxon got a new John Deere tractor to ride ... and surprisingly, he was interested in opening a gift!

Santa also brought the girls some new dress up shoes. They already have some, and they play with them all the time! The new set, however, includes Rapunzel shoes to match Jordyn's new dress! (and our old set of shoes are starting to fall apart - new ones were needed!)

Again ... look who had more fun with the box ...

Showing off her new dress and shoes!

Grandpa Buzz's new hat!

Jordyn and Grandma Ronda played the girls' new Sequence game ...

Daddy and Jayla did a new Elmo puzzle ...

After opening gifts at my parent's house and eating a delicious lunch, we packed up and headed to Justin's grandparent's house. Our kids were wiped out by the time we got there. They all slept on the 45 minute drive, but they struggled to wake up! All three were quite crabby for the first 30 minutes that we were there. They eventually warmed up and showed off their crazy selves.

The kids opened their gifts at Grandpa Gerry and Grandma Marcia's house ...

The girls spent a lot of time drawing and coloring. Meggan joined in and helped too. The girls had been so excited to see Meggan - we hadn't seen her since last Christmas! Since the girls were so tired, they struggled to warm up to her (or anyone but Mommy and Daddy) at first, but then they had a great time. :) Thanks, Meggan, for coloring with the girls!

After a few hours, we loaded up the van one more time to head to the last family celebration - with my dad's sister and her family. Thankfully, we live within an hour of everyone - and we live right in the middle of Justin's grandparents and my aunt and uncle. So we really didn't have a ton of driving to do.

We opened more gifts, ate even more food, and had fun celebrating with more family!

Jax was so worn out and not feeling the best ... he even managed to sit still for a few minutes!

The girls got a new princess bowling set, and my aunt and uncle have nice, hard-wood floor ... the girls (along with Uncle Eric and Uncle Josh) had fun bowling!

Whew ... 6 family celebrations in 3 days. Exhausted is about the only word to describe how we felt by the end. However, we are so incredibly thankful for the time that we were able to spend with our families. It was a fun two days! Most importantly though, we are thankful that we could celebrate the Birth of Jesus, the true reason why we celebrate.

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