Just like yesterday we had to wake kiddos. Elena was bursting to open presents so at 7:45 I told her and Samuel to wake Emma and Jonah. Elena had patiently waited 45 minutes for the opening to begin.
Santa was good to the kids and everyone was pretty happy with his-her gift. It took Samuel a moment to appreciate a JJ Watt jersey, but he does!
We had lots of presents to open from our family. I keep all those presents under the kids tree. It is fun having two trees full of presents!
Everyone got the "big gift" they were wanting. Samuel got a Kindle. Jonah got Beats. Elena got an American Girl doll and Emma got a hair straightener. They also got some fun little things that I am pretty sure they liked just as much.
As for the experience gifts....I get to go to another Texans game and sit in awesome seats. As of right now the weather will be perfect football weather and I cannot wait to tailgate!!!
Jonah and Samuel will be attending Monster Jam again. We are really hoping Jonah does not get sick on the way this time. Despite being a repeat gift the boys could care less. They are super excited for 1/23!!
Emma and I are going to the Carrie Underwood concert in April! Elena and I are going to Mary Poppins the musical in March. I can't wait for both and both girls were super happy.
Our big family experience this year is a ski trip to Beaver Creek. Jonah has a meet in CO so we decided this would be the perfect time to go. We are staying at an amazing house that is ski in-out. Drew's mom is coming to ski with him and the kids. I get to relax for four days. We are all very excited. This will be Elena's first ski experience, Samuel's second, and third or fourth for the other two. Three weeks and we will be in snow!!!
Drew wasn't left out of all the fun. He is getting a new grill and is very happy about that. Ours is done and now tomorrow Drew gets to go shopping. Drew's experience gift will be skiing. He is a huge skier and living in Houston is a bummer for that. So four days in the mountains and then extra days in CO...Drew will be really happy!
The kids probably got way too many things. They are spoiled and I know it. However, they are just as excited to give gifts too. They know they are lucky kiddos. They also know today was about Jesus and his birthday. We have what we have because of Him.
Then because it is in the 80's we went to the park. The kids played and it was a fun way to spend the afternoon. Ranger even enjoyed it.
Our Christmas is going to end with dinner and family movie night. What a day filled with so many blessings, smiles, laughter, and fun!