Saturday, January 14, 2012

Christmas 2011

We had a great Christmas! It was a fairly laid back day and the kids were so excited :) We saved the zip line I won a few months ago for last. They opened up the mystery box and then just stared at it. They had no idea what it was. Once we explained it , the were thrilled! We set it up that afternoon and gave it a whirl. I don't know who was more excited, the kids or the adults!

Connor said his favorite gift was his Kindle, Landon lazer tag, Liam, his angry birds game, Noah his"toy story truck that transforms". Keaton liked everything! He was a little clingy first off and just wanted daddy but he quickly warmed up to the idea of ripping the paper off and opening presents. Mike got me a kindle as well which I was really excited about. One of my favorite gifts though was from Connor. We went to a Christmas festival at the boys' school a couple of weeks before Christmas. They had set up a Secret Santa area with tables of inexpensive gifts for kids to get for family members. Connor disappeared at one point and then I saw him come back and whisper to Mike. He then disappeared again. Apparently, he has seen birthstone rings at one of the tables and was asking Mike what my birthstone was. He bought me one of those rings with his own money. I of course cried when I opened it. He was so proud and my heart was so full. I wear that ring with pride :)

I admit that I did get a little sad a few times because Christmas day was the day we were going to tell my family I was pregnant. I still miss my baby but enjoying a special day with my boys really helped. They are such blessings and I am so thankful for them!