One of the kids' Christmas presents was a kitten. They were so surprised!! They named him snowball and he has adjusted SO well to being around 4 kiddos. He was 6 months old (his birthday is June 13th) when we adopted him, he was a stray brought into the SPCA.
|The kids thought it was hilarious when the cat climed to the top of the tree|
Ryan wasn't home for Christmas but he was coming home the next day. So the kids got to open their pajama gift Christmas night and wear them to bed so they would be all ready for gift opening as soon as Dad got home in the morning.
|Snowball made it in the picture choke hold style|
Ryan had no rest time when he got home, the kids wanted to get right into gifts. So much excitement!
The kids shopped at the Santa store at school and bought eachother gifts. And they bought Ryan and I gifts as well. It was so cute seeing their wrapping job and hand addressed gift tags.
Vincent bought me this BEAUTIFUL red and white bracelet :)
The kids got some major wish list gifts
They HAD to help us parents unwrap
|This was a Kurigg machine...for making coffee for the parents and hot chocolate for the kids.|
Cruz was SOOOOO excited about this present because it was bigger than him. He saw it the day it appeared by the tree and just couldn't wait to open HIS BIG present! I think it was under the tree for at least two weeks. That was a long time in the life of this 3 year old.
The big gift of the year (and a major black friday deal) was their very own kindle fire tablets. Each with their favorite color case. (Dad thought he set all the parental controls on them, but it wasn't until they bought over $200 worth of items from amazon, did we realize they weren't quite set up all the way. Lesson learned.....and I think Cruz was the culprit)
I love our family traditions we have and I love these special moments we have with the kids. They sure do love eachother. We are so blessed.