We had a very blessed Christmas Day! We leisurely woke up. Well, we heard the kids wake up, not too early thank goodness!, and got up with them. The girlies were very excited to see their new baby strollers with their Sing-a-ma-jigs in them :) We let the kids open the rest of their presents, check out their stuffed stockings, ate a yummy French Toast Casserole breakfast (YUM!) and then got ready for the day. We took a nice neighborhood walk before lunch and then had Christmas dinner with Grammy in the evening and opened presents from Grammy. Again, a nice, fun and relaxing Christmas :)
Here are some pics!
Jared got a very cool and big Lego City set from Mom, Dad and G&G Carlson"thank you!"Stocking time!Yes, Santa hats and mini wooden yellow school buses for everyone :)New mittens for the girliesBooks and sweets too!And new Christmas socks for the girlies (which they are still wearing into the New Year ;) )5 cute kids Christmas morning! Jared, Brielle, Bethany, Anna and SuzanMore presents, from Grammy...watches for the kidsBethanyAnnaBrielleSuzanKid videos from GrammyA game for the girliesYahtzee Jr TS3 for Jared from GrammyJared also got an Ipod for Christmas (from Mom and Dad). Jared rocking out on some kids Christian music and building away on his Lego set. Also, in the background are the girlies with their new baby strollers and "babies" ;) They LOVE those things, both the strollers and babies!!!!Now, it's 2011. WOW! Lots happening for us these next few months...Paul and I celebrate 11 years of marriage. 11, that just sounds crazy because it only feels like a few years :) The girlies will turn 3 and Jared will turn 7 in March. Yikes! We also have another family vacation planned for us in the spring. Jared signed up for baseball again. He's not in the t-ball group anymore. Now, it's coach pitch! He also wants to take his ROCK Bible discipleship group again here in the spring (Woo hoo Jared!) so he's signed up for that too. And as soon as you know it, summer will be here ;)
Hope you are enjoying your 2011 already!