Round #1 Christmas Eve…and our house was filled with family….wonderful family!
and food…..i think we have eaten enough in the last week to keep us filled for the new year….wonderful, yummy food! Even the kiddos stopped to sit and fill their bellies!our 1st annual gumdrop tower making contest….big hit! For over an hour the cousins, ranging in ages from 6 to 10 worked on their creations….next year i need to buy WAY more gumdrops and toothpicks!! reindeer dust on the front lawn
i took this picture right after saying… “ i think i hear sleigh bells.”
the kiddos fell asleep the minute their heads hit the pillow…rob and i got to work cleaning up from the party and setting out the gifts.
one of my favorite parts of the night….clean house, lit tree with presents underneath, kiddos asleep…if i wasn’t so exhausted i would sit and enjoy one last glass of wine….but in the marathon of Christmas we are only on the first mile…..
Round #2 Christmas Morning 7am Caroline hopped into bed with us, rob headed downstairs to get breakfast ready and we woke Coop up at 7:30……
Grandparents made the early morning trip to watch the kiddos open presents, enjoy coffee and warm scones.
who knew that this $5 puppy would be the favorite!!! meet scout.
until we laced up the skates and hit the ice!!! for some much needed fresh air!!!
Sunday, the day after Christmas…..we headed to church for a wonderful service….came home to get ready for Round #4….cousins traveling from the Cape!!! and a winter storm!!!
again…a house filled with family…..feeling so blessed!!!
the last couple of days….shopping, cleaning, sledding, shoveling, Round#5 at my brother’s house, night out with the girls, and Round#6 with the neighbors last night!!!
now its time to hit the slopes….
just need one more cup of coffee ;)