We went through the stockings, put together puzzles, made breakfast, read a few new books, ate probably too many sweets before getting ready for church (can you hear Girlie say "Again?!"). We opened one gift each before we left and then we were on our way. The kids were actually good through all of this. When we got home was another story. Girlie knew that we were going to open the rest of the gifts and just tore into the first big gift she saw. One of Smarty's. She didn't get the whole thing opened. We stopped her before she got the chance. But it made for a serious time out, lots of yelling, tears, and talk between Hubby and I as to whether or not she'd join us for the rest of the morning. She did, she was properly contrite. Over excitement, overtired, too much chocolate, everything. Completely understand the why, that's why we couldn't let it go. Not a behaviour we want to condone.
But everyone had fun, no one was hurt throughout the day. Hubby went for a walk during nap time and came home to cook our turkey supper. Just a small enough bird to feed our little family with enough leftovers for a turkey pie the next day. I'm loving that the kids like turkey dinner now. Seems like it was forever that they wouldn't touch it! And I made a chocolate cake for dessert.
It was such a nice week that Hubby lost track of time! He forgot Friday, so he spent most of Saturday thinking it was Friday. Normal for alot of people, not for him. It shows how relaxed he has been this last week or so. Yesterday afternoon we visited the Natural History Museum, today the Discovery Science Centre. We will likely be spending quite a bit of time at those two locations this year. Very fun and entertaining for all of us. It was nice to go out and do those things together.
Now for some pictures that everyone is looking for :)
|Helping Daddy make Christmas Breakfast|
|Me wearing Monkey's new tiara|
|Happy for chocolate before breakfast|
|Eating breakfast like royalty|
|Playing while eating|
|My view across the table|
|She wanted to help Sergeant with his puzzle|
|Matching onesie jammies!|
|Checking out the Hello Kitty Lego house|
|Angry Birds Star Wars Jenga|
|"Daddy help build this?"|
|Loving the fine motor play|
|Teaching the boys to play checkers|
|Building a Skylanders robot|
|Smarty and the girls making stuff|
|Momma, I can feed her!|