When the kids would ask Rick what he wanted for Christmas he would tell them he wanted Cocoa Pebbles. So naturally, that's what the kids wanted to give him for Christmas. Stephanie knew he loved them as well and also thought it would be the perfect gift. So Rick ended up with enough Cocoa Pebbles to last for a week (the way he eats them). My Dad, who is older and wiser, asked for Amazon gift cards. Instead of 4 boxes of cereal, he got 4 gift cards for Amazon and used it to buy a cool camera bag and still had leftover money for whatever he wants. I'm curious to see if Rick asks for cereal again next year. Cause, around here, you get what you ask for. And everyone seemed very happy getting just want they wanted. Even Rick.
Singing at the rest home with my sisters and their families. It made us all happy to brighten their day, even if it was for a short time.
A fabulous dinner at the Andrus' for which I made an insane amount of rolls and pies. I tend to get a bit carried away. The food was all so delicious and the company was perfect. It made it really hard to leave, but we knew we needed to get home and to bed before Santa came!
Watching Jaxon and Emily play Mary and Joseph. They were very sweet.
The beautiful angel.
And the wise men with interesting head gear.
After our Christmas Nativity we frosted cookies, opened some games and played for a little and then sent the kids to bed. We all survived the long night, anxiously waiting to see what Santa would bring and what was waiting under the Christmas tree.
The rest of the day we sat around and enjoyed all of our new, fun things, watched the snow fall and ate as much as we could. Like pie, covered in whip cream. And cereal, of course.
And we ignored the messy house as long as possible.
I love the memories and magic of Christmas. What an awesome day!