I came home from my grandma's funeral in Michigan to my husband putting up the outside lights. He knows it makes me soo happy to have lights on our house. It was an awesome surprise!
We had to first get ready for Pretty Girl's birthday on the 15th. I still can't believe she's TWO. Where has the time gone? We had everyone over for cake and ice cream that day.
The weekend before Christmas we went with my mom to a church in Sarasota that has a HUGE light display. When I say huge, I mean H-U-G-E! Like half a million lights huge! It was awesome and the kids loved it. It was awesome! Plus it was timed to music which was fun.
|Booger and Pretty Girl at the Holiday Lights|
|Fake snow messed up the pictures|
|Looks like they are talking, but they aren't :)|
Our first Christmas Eve Open House was a success. Not everyone showed up that said they would, but that's ok. We still had a great turn out and I believe everyone had fun. I will def do it again, just I won't do house projects right before we host. That was a little too much. Thank goodness for my mom. She came over two different days and helped with the kids and helped with the baking. It was awesome having her here. We also allowed the kids to open presents from Nana and Pop-pop on Christmas eve (those are Matt's parents). I think it helped, then they weren't overwhelmed with all of the new toys.
|Clean house all ready for everyone to show up :): Kids opening presents from Nana and Pop-Pop|
The kids enjoyed opening their presents from Santa. Booger knew just what to do and blew through opening up his presents. He likes to open all of them first, then play with them. Pretty Girl wants to open one present and then play with it before moving on. It's quite funny to watch them.
The rest of the day was spent watching movies and taking naps. It was a great relaxing Christmas.
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