BRIGHT (Or Dark) and early, the kids were up, ready to see what Christmas surprises awaited them. We made them wait at the top of the stairs, and then took the annual picture. The I did the thing where I go down first and oooohhh and aaaaahh over the gifts I see. When the torture is over, I let them come down.
Santa had indeed come and their stockings were overflowing with little treats and the magic of Christmas.
Santa in his infinate love and wisdom had not forgotten Luna on her very first Christmas. She got a stalking full of doggie treats, toys, and her very own new bed! She also got a big bone, and spent much of the morning delightedly chewing it up.
It took the kids no time at all to get down and dirty with the snacks.
After packing up the stalking treats, the first gifts of Christmas, books.
Karl got a new canvas and leather apron from KP. He loves it.
Luna opened her gift, of one million little “food” toys.
Mirah had us all open her gifts, that she had made and wrapped just for each of us.
My favorite gift, is this sweet family portrait that Mirah drew of us.
A new calendar for Mirah from me. A new Helicopter for Karl from Mirah. A new card game for Lucas also from Mirah.
Luna got this cute new sweater from Theo (& Maryn) in the Pet gift exchange.
Lucas had a banner day. Here he is with a new video game to play with his Pipkin cousins. Here is the gift he made for my and Karl in school. And here his is with the new calendar we got him.
Don’t worry. I was having a really great day too. I got new pearl earnings AND a RUMBA!!!!
The kids got a year of KiwiCo from Papi Jimbo and Grammy Hite
Mirah and her personalized straw from auntie Belle.
Lucas with his.
With out skipping a beat the kids got playing their new games. Mirah got Splatoon 2 for Christmas, and they were off.
My pile…yes, that is a BIDET!!! Karl is going to install it in our new house.
Later on, outside….
Luna and Karl were out playing with his big Christmas gift, A NEW RC CAR, to replace the one that fell in the ice (but also way better than that one) and they were both having a blast.
Later that morning Grandma and Grandpa Pippy Arrived!!!
They gave Mirah a sweet new art set!
Lucas got a new spiderman costume!!
And this sweet new doctirs kit.
After gifts, we spent the day, playing with toys. Mirah also got a slime making kit…
Later that evening, the Whitmore’s dropped by to show us Karen’s sweet new Jeep RC Car.
The kids were so excited. Lucas wanted to show them his new costume.
Karen and Karl swapped tips on their new cars.
After they left, Lucas cracked open his Christmas drink…Milk drink.
And we sat down to Christmas Dinner.
Mashed potatoes in Karl’s new dutch oven he got for Christmas from my mom.
I dressed in my new shirt from Betsy for the occasion.
The main event…Karl made a Christmas Beef Wellington:
After some work, the moment of truth…
It was PERFECT!
Christmas dinner accomplished.
After dinner we popped corn, and settled down to watch the new Pixar Movie, Soul.
A perfect movie to watch together on Christmas. Sweet, funny, sad, and toughing.
That was a pretty perfect day.