Santa came and Ellie our Elf left. That caused some tears from Elena.
|The note to Santa and his reply along with a little treat|
We opened gifts from our family after Santa's presents and stockings. The nice thing about my desire to have more than one tree in the house is presents from different family can be placed under different trees. Then we had a yummy breakfast.
|The kids tree with all their ornaments|
The kids of course got little things, but this Christmas was more about family experiences in the coming year.
|Learning we now have season tickets to Rice baseball|
|The boys finding out they are going to Monster Jam and the meet and greet in one week|
|Drew reading about our New Year's Eve date to hear the Josh Abbott Band|
|Elena was a little excited to get tickets to Frozen on Ice in April|
|Emma was happy to get tickets to the DWTS show in January|
|And I cannot wait for the Texans game this Sunday with seats just a few rows behind the Texans bench!|
|These three also got new bikes while Emma got a new Kindle|
|post bike ride-run|
|Jonah loves this motion controlled flying object|
|Samuel got his very own "dog tags" from Aunt Kelsey and Uncle Scott...he kind of likes them|
There was a huge mess, but it was worth it. Everyone played nicely with all the toys and games. It took all day to enjoy everything a time or two or three. I am thinking tomorrow will be more of the same. Right now this momma is tired after a long and wonderful day!
Merry Christmas to All (Y'all) and to All a Good Night