Friday, December 26, 2014

Christmas morning

Every year as the kids get older the amount of sleep we get on Christmas night gets shorter.  By the time we finished all of our Christmas Eve festivities the kids didn't even get into bed until ten o clock.  Then we stayed up laughing and talking with Kimbre and Sam for way too late and didn't end up closing our eyes until 2 am.  Hunter and Avery like clockwork were up every hour trying to sneak in and start eyeing everything under the tree.  This year they even had Emma up off and on through the night checking with them.  I would hear their little feet and loud whispering and then someone would accidentally bump a package.  I would walk out and all three would try to high tail it back to the bedroom as I attempted to sound stern telling them "I really meant it" and that they needed to go to sleep and stay in bed until 8.  I felt like I had just closed my eyes when the process would start all over again.  Finally by seven even the baby was awake now and they were so excited they could hardly stand it.  We brought them out to the front room to do our christmas morning interviews and open stockings then lined them up youngest to oldest and headed in to open presents.  I love that every year the kids open one at a time and we all watch each other open.  It is so nice to really take our time and enjoy it and make it last awhile.  The kids all had a really nice Christmas....  
We had let Emma open the bakery the very first since it was a really big present and that was so awesome to watch her open.  We decided to save a gift to Hunter for the very last.  I am pretty sure that by the shape of the box he probably thought LEGO's.  Whatever he thought he definitely wasn't expecting what he found.  I was video taping and as he ripped the paper he saw the box and the picture of a tablet.  He didn't even say anything but tears started coming down his cheeks and he walked over and just hugged Deke and then came over and hugged me.  Of course then Deke, Kimbre and I were all crying because his reaction was so cute and genuine.  He was totally surprised and we were all caught off guard not expecting his reaction.  It was really sweet.  Our kids are so awesome about always being grateful for everything they have and showing appreciation for everything.  So happy you love it dude!
The rest of the day was spent playing, eating, playing, adults trying to catch cat naps here and there and playing and more playing with the kids.  It was so fun to have Kimbre here with us and such a great Christmas.  Merry Christmas!!!

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