Monday, December 27, 2010


Our Christmas was great. On Christmas Eve we hid a pickle ornament given to us by our friends in our tree and had the girls look for it. They found the pickle at the same time :) Whoever finds the pickle gets an extra gift. Well really we just had an extra gift for all of the kiddos. We bought them all new PJ's (Adam went out in search for them Christmas eve afternoon-he came back with awesome ones) The girls were excited for their new pajamas and wanted to put them on right then and there, but we were leaving to go over to spend Christmas Eve with some family. So they brought them with them to put on while we were there :) It was a fun evening with family.

(The Christmas pickle is not really a pickle at all. It is a pickle-shaped ornament that is the last one hung on the tree on Christmas Eve. The first child to find the Christmas pickle gets an extra gift from Saint Nicholas. Or so the so-called legend goes. History of Christmas pickle)

Maggie woke up at 3:30 Christmas morning! She said she couldnt sleep and needed her pillow fluffed. "ok maggie bring me your pillow and i will fluff it" so I did that for her. Then every once in awhile I would hear her run down our hall and back. I think she was coming in to see what time it was. So for the next 3.5 hrs she did that about every 20 minutes. That girly was excited for gifts! I remember being the same way when I was little :) She came in around 7 and we told her we had to wait until Zek and Hazel woke up. (Emery was already awake) So Hazel woke up not too long after that and we had to go in a wake Zek up (he sleeps alot later than the others normally)

The girls were so excited to open gifts. It was fun watching them. Zek loved opening them as well, but didnt fully understand. He got a little tykes slide and LOVED it! It was the most excited we had seen him. I actually had tears in my eyes watching him in his excitement. He likes to go down head first. Its really cute!

Later that morning my mom, brother, sisters (and sisters boyfriend, and nephew came to celebrate at our house. We had brunch and opened gifts. I made reindeer pancakes for the kids. It was a lot of fun having them all over.

That afternoon we went down to Adams families and celebrated with them. Everyone had a great time!

Overall this Christmas was excellent! Last year was really rough. Lots of adjustments last year with bringing Zek home and me having terrible morning sickness.

We hope everyone else had an awesome Christmas!