I hope you all had a very merry Christmas this year I know we did! Here in New Brunswick it was a white Christmas with a snow storm that started on Christmas Day. It was beautiful. On Christmas Day we usually go over to my parents with my Sister and her family in the afternoon to open presents but because of the storm warnings we changed our plans the night before. When we all woke up in the morning we threw on our coats and headed straight there leaving all the gifts snug under the tree. All of the little ones were super patient and we even ate breakfast before opening any gifts at my Mom’s. So this year we started opening gifts at around 9:30am. I know some of you Mama’s out there are thinking my kids would never go for that. I find my kids are the most patient Christmas Day because they know they are about to get a bunch of gifts and they are not going to do anything to ruin that, haha. We came home after the storm got started just before 11am and opened the gifts at out own house. It was great and really made Christmas last.
Miss Charlie asked, asked and asked for a Hatchimal for Christmas and of course Santa delivered! She loved watching it hatch and has been playing with it non-stop. I suspect she will get bored of it by the end of the week, though it is limited to what you can do with it and dare I say a tad annoying, haha.
Mr Simon’s train set has been a huge hit with both kids and Jordan. I knew it was a great gift but it turned out to be even better than even I thought it would be. One of the trains goes on it’s own. We have been all having great fun playing with it together.
My favourite part of our Christmas is just the relaxing and spending time as a family. We did a lot of that the last few days. Sitting and watching the kids play together with a hot drink in hand is where it is at. I was very thankful we did not need to travel far and that we were able to stay snug and cozy in our pj’s for the most part.
As much as I love Christmas and I really do love it I am never sad when it is over. I am already excited to get my house cleaned up and back in order and for things to calm down. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and I will see you back here on Friday for my happiness post!