It has been two years since we have had all the kids together on Christmas day, even though our time with some of them didn't start until 2pm and most of us didn't see them until after 6pm due to the long drive to our house, we still crammed in as much Christmas stuff as possible, minus Christmas dinner, that came the next night!
I will be the first one to admit that I was a huge slacker on taking pictures, mainly because we had a really SMALL Christmas this year, but here is the run down on who got what.
Stockings: While mom was in town we came up with a funny stocking idea and actually the kids seemed to enjoy it, so it may have to be a yearly tradition! Each kid, including Heidi, Jarom's girlfriend who has been visiting from Utah, received a pair of fun socks the boys had Marvel comic socks and the girls got fuzzy socks, a coloring book, a few pieces of candy (because we had just made a ton of candy), bubble gum candy cane, and a $15 Barnes and Nobel gift card.
Breanna: New sweatshirt and pajamas, yes she always gets the short end of the stick but the best thing about her she doesn't care. The only thing she really cared about was her dot-to-dot coloring book.
Joey: Received a combined Christmas/ Birthday (yep it stinks for three people in our house having birthdays so close to Christmas and us owing others for birthdays!). He received batting gloves, workout clothes, and a new baseball bat.
Jarom: Soccer gear and workout gear.
MyKayla: Clarinet mouth piece. She actually had a little bit of Christmas money left over and still has birthday money left so she will spend the remainder of her money on new clothes due to better prices after Christmas! Plus it helps having her pick out what she really likes versus me trying to guess, yep the joys of teenage girls!
Jordyn: Also received a combined Christmas/ Birthday gift since she didn't spend the summer with us and the gift she wanted was over our Christmas budget, she chose to use her birthday money towards her gift. I am sure out of all the kids her Christmas was pretty lame because she knew weeks before Christmas exactly what she was getting, a softball bat.
Jayson: And our final kid Christmas/ Birthday gift combo, I do have to point out that we are usually not this lame. He received a robot, Alabama Crimson Tide football jersey, minecraft video game, minecraft t-shirts, and a football shirt.
I also should point out that Heidi gave Eric and I a cute frame for Turkey (it holds an ultrasound picture and a regular picture), she also gave Jarom a few gifts. Jarom gave Heidi a necklace with her birthstone, which I also wish I had taken a picture of us going to buy it, but again slacker mom moment!
After gifts we did a quick dinner of chicken and rice and buttermilk biscuits, followed by the boys playing video games and the girls making sugar cookies! While Eric was picking up Joey, Jordyn, and Jayson, the rest of us made the dough so it could rest in the fridge. Another lame mom moment, I didn't realize until the cookies were done and we were getting everything to decorate that I had no food coloring and was almost completely out of sprinkles, except the flavored ones (peppermint and cinnamon) which no one likes... oh well!
Here are a few pictures of the girls and their mad sugar cookie skills!