|on our way to church...excited about our extra passenger|
This was the first year we brought the kids into the service with us instead of taking them to PeeWees. They did really good!
After church, we headed to my mom's house for lasagna dinner and to exchange gifts.
|Mom & Tim|
|Harrison with his GG and Papa|
|Harrison with his Beda and cousin Hunter|
|macho boy talk going on in there|
|"Money for college? You mean, it's not free to go to school?"|
Something I adore about Harper at this age: she is always so excited to show things off to her dad. Whenever I'm done fixing her hair, anytime she gets a new outfit or shoes, whenever I paint her nails, etc., the first thing she says is, "I can't wait to show Daddy. He's gonna love it!" Every time she opened up a gift, she excitedly ran over to show him. :)
|Those santas were taunting Lexi all night|
|Steve was lucky enough to end up with Rick's white elephant gift. lol.|
We came back home and baked cookies for Santa. The kids also sprinkled some reindeer food in the front yard.
My poor husband...about halfway through the evening he started feeling really sick. By the time we got home he had a fever and looked like death. So he went to bed early and I enlisted my cousin to be my little elf helper. Santa had a lot of work and assembling to do. I hate that Rick had to miss out on some of the fun. We got out our old baby monitor and put it in the kids' room so we could eavesdrop on them. Then Hunter went in the backyard and made some reindeer/Santa sounds. Listening to their conversation about it was absolutely priceless. So much fun!
After Santa's elf work was complete and the cookies were devoured, I settled into Harrison's bed for the night. Because a) I didn't want to catch the flu from Rick, and b) both of our kids sleepwalk every single night without fail and I didn't want them discovering all of the goodies before we were up and could watch. It was a toss up on whose bed to choose because frankly, they are both terrible sleepers and thrash around all night long.
|Love their Christmas trees in their room|
But ultimately, it didn't matter. Harper woke up crying and started wandering out of her bed, so I quickly switched and laid down with her. And within 30 minutes, Harrison ended up over there, too. In case you didn't know, 3 people in a twin size bed makes for terrible, awful sleep. But I was more than happy to exchange sleep for sweet, precious snuggles with 2 amazing little people for whom my heart beats.