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I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. Ours was pretty good over here. On Christmas Eve, we went over to my mother-in-law’s and had pizza and wings for dinner(what? that’s not a traditional Christmas Eve dinner?). Then, we exchanged our gifts with her and the kids got to play at Grandma’s for a while.

Standing in front of Grandma's Christmas tree

When we got home, there were two pairs of pajamas waiting under the tree for the kids. They got those on and we hung up their stockings before sitting on the couch to read The Night Before Christmas. I don’t think Hayleigh has ever been so excited to go to bed. And she was probably asleep less than 10 minutes after I tucked her in.

Both kids were up by about six the next morning. And had their gifts unwrapped in no time. then they got their cookie for breakfast while we got ready to go down to my mom’s.

Santa left a gift beside her bed

Opening their stockings

More interested in the animal crackers than anything else

a new dumptruck

At my mom’s we ate the sticky buns my mom has made for as long as I can remember. Then after family pictures, the kids got to open their gifts.

two new puzzles

her Cinderella doll

wearing his new owl hat around

We had a green Christmas this year but a week later, we finally got hit with the white stuff. We got probably at least two feet of snow over the course of a day when we’d only had a total of maybe a foot the rest of the winter. So, on Monday we took the kids out to play in it. Nathaniel did not seem to know what to make of it. He has been out in the snow one other time, but there had only been an inch or two then. It may not have helped that it is difficult for him to walk in his snow pants and boots. Hayleigh had a blast though and did not want to go back inside.

Ready to go outside

Not sure what to make of all this white stuff

riding together on the sled

Sitting together in the snow

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