Monday, January 5, 2015

Christmas 2014...

These pictures are in no particular order...

Charlie was a present pro by this year!

Uncle Ryan and Auntie Cari had wrapped Will's Skylanders in a Fruit Cocktail box and he didn't realize that it was really something else, and seemed content with a box of fruit!  

Once he opened the box he was THRILLED! 

William is a huge Geronimo Stilton fan so he was so excited to get the stuffed animal! 

Charlie got the Train Table he had been asking for for the last 6 months!

Stocking time!  Toothbrushes for all! 

Jelly Beans!

Santa brought William Benny's Spaceship from the Lego Movie...Life was good!

The boys worked hard on the gingerbread houses this year.  More candy made it on to the houses than ever before...

We also made Rice Krispy Treat Snowmen!

My favorite part of Christmas...Singing the closing song at Church by Candlelight.

Julie knitted me these super warm double layer mittens!  I love them! 

Molly got her "I'm Fixin To" mug!

The Stockings were hung by the chimney with care...

Two Crazy Kids!

Benny's Spaceship- Complete! 
Christmas was great this year.  I was struggling a little bit emotionally, but the kids are a great distraction, and a wonderful reminder of how great it is to have these two crazy kids, and how lucky I am.  The kids had so many presents and though each year I swear to buy less, they still ended up with a TON!  Molly and Richard got here a week earlier this time so it was nice to have a chance to do some of the fun pre- Christmas stuff with them.  We made gingerbread houses, went to see Christmas lights, went to the zoo, the Science Museum, and the Minnesota History Museum.