The Christmas season began with our little ballerina performing in The Nutcracker for the first time. You could not have asked for a cuter, more energetic mouse!
We had "Kotnik Christmas" in Zionsville this year, for the first time in many years (It's usually at our house.).
Ruby brought home reindeer food from kindergarten and decided to wanted to put it out. When I asked her where she thought the best place to sprinkle it was, she replied, "the roof". Yea, no getting on the roof in heels at 9 pm on Christmas Eve for this mama!
Ruby also decided to leave out milk and cookies for "Santa" (knowing full well that "Santa" is Mommy-- gotta love that girl!).
Thanks to discounts, free shipping, and donations to the cancer society, Ruby received an American Girl doll for Christmas from Mom and Dad!
Jason's parents celebrated with us Christmas morning at 7 am and then, we had the rest of the day to ourselves. I love "jammie days" on Christmas! (I was testing out my self-timer and new tripod with this pic and I'm quite proud of the results!)
The kids are always allowed one night of sleeping under the Christmas tree and this was the night! This year I even slept in the living room with them, although these aging bones opted for the couch rather than the floor.
Eli received a Mentos and Diet Coke pack for Christmas, so, of course, the boys went outside for a little science experiment!
The day after Christmas was celebrated with my mom's side of the family. We had been passing around the stomach flu and this was David's turn to have it (on top of an ear and sinus infection).
Eli received Hogwarts castle Legos from his grandparents. After two days of some serious work from him and his dad, Hogwarts was open for business. As is SO Eli, though, it did not last 24 hours assembled!
It was a full and glorious Christmas season!