Sam's teacher gave them a Christmas gift on their last day of school before the holidays and told them they could not open them until Christmas Eve. Sam could hardly wait to open this present and it was the first thing he did when he woke up on Christmas Eve morning.
We decided to go to the Christmas Eve service at noon. It is so hard to get a picture of the kids lately.
After service the kids and I headed to Honey Baked Ham (along with everyone else) while Lance worked the next service at church.
We ran home to put the ham away and then met Lance at the movie theater to watch the new Chipmunk's movie. (How horrible are those chairs??) The movie was so cute and we enjoyed getting to do that for the second year in a row.
When we got home we ate dinner, got ready for bed, put cookies out for Santa, and said good-bye to Thunder Buzz (our elf).
Christmas morning I was surprised to see Reese in our room first. She came in at 6:00 and I knew Sam wouldn't be far behind so I told her to snuggle up and wait. Sam came in later than I thought he would and then they started peeking over the balcony to see their presents.
Finally Hayes was up and it was time to head downstairs.
This year's big gifts were a cheese mat for Reese...
A Wii U for Sam...
And a "green car" for Hayes...
Around 1:00 Lance's family came over. I didn't have my phone around but finally grabbed it to take a picture of Hayes opening his favorite present of the day. He had been asking for this for weeks...Talking Blaze.
Around 4:00, Claire, Bryan and Hadley came over. Lance had been outside throwing the ball with Brody and then Hayes wanted to play too.
After baseball the babies went to jump on the trampoline. While they were jumping it started to sprinkle. We thought for sure they would run in but they just giggled and kept jumping. It started pouring down rain and after a few minutes of that they decided to come in. They were too cute all soaking wet.
Lance, Bryan, and Sam playing Mario Kart...
The day after Christmas we headed to my parents house. They could hardly get through the door before asking for their presents. I probably still had my shoes on taking this picture.
Becca and Tommy were not able to be there with us but left some presents behind for the kids.