Today I am going to share about Christmas Eve and Christmas.
Christmas Eve is one of my favorite days. Eric was able to get home early and we made our gingerbread houses.
Lucas decided to forgo the kit and design his own house. We bought the Wilton kits and while the frosting was very thick and strong, it was also nearly impossible to squeeze from the bags they provided and even ripped a hole through one. In the end we managed to get cute houses anyway.
|Top to bottom: Alex, Eric's, Ryder's, Every body's, Mine, Lucas|
Then the kids open their Christmas Eve pajamas. Ryder was not that impressed and was ready to dive into the some of the other presents under the tree.
|They ask to pose like this every year|
Then I made Alex pose for me for a bunch of pictures
Christmas morning Lucas and Alex were in our room at 6:00 AM on the dot. They woke us up asking when they could wake Ryder up. Finally thanks to all their noise and excitement Ryder wandered into our room about 6:20. Eric and I went downstairs first to get the Christmas lights on and cameras ready and then the fun began.
From Santa: Ryder got a Lego train set, Alex got Barbies and Barbie Clothes, and Lucas got a Lego set.
Eric handed out all the presents one at a time. Alex liked to "faint" after opening each present and even got Ryder to do it a few times (and me-as seen in the video). Lucas ended up with his nose in his optical illusions book he got between presents and Ryder was always very meticulous and neat while opening his presents.
The highlight for me was surprising Eric with Phillips Hue, I used cash from a recent photo shoot to pay for part of it, so even though he saw that there was a purchase at the Apple store, he had no idea it was that as it wasn't the right amount.
Also another huge highlight was my big present- the Canon 5D Mark iii that I have been wishing and hoping for. I was totally shocked and so happy to actually get it.
|The kids with all their loot|
What was your favorite part about Christmas? Come back tomorrow for 10 Things to Smile About