This is the star that Jayden and Ethan made this year.
After our late night, we got a later start than planned. We got up at 8. It's a good thing we let the kids sleep as long as we did! They were still tired even at 8. Ethan wanted darth vader for Christmas, and after searching all of our local stores we had to order one on ebay. I wrote to the person we won the auction from just to make sure that it was coming. I'm glad I did because she contacted me the next day (10 days after the auction ended) and said that she wasn't going to send it...She lost it... and didn't feel inclined to let us know in time to order another.
Luckily Christmas went on without Darth Vader. Santa brought him a clone trooper helmet, and that seemed to keep him happy. Jayden got his Devastator he had been hoping for and then, after we were done opening presents, Jay found a couple that santa had hidden. They got pillow pets that Jayden had talked nonstop about too. Santa was WAY too nice to us this year :)
Kayleigh trying to wake up after her late night.
Ethan was happy to get another hat!
Jayden had a long conversation with aunt Ginger. How cute :)
Daddy loves to tease as usual. Kayleigh didn't like his sour candy.
Kayleigh finally got the sleep she didn't get the night before.
I LOVE this pic. What a handsome husband!! :)
My favorite part of the night was listening to my sisters' beautiful harmony while mom played Christmas carols. I didn't get a picture with all of them, but here is the one I got.
After we got home we put the boys right to bed with their new pillows and blankets. Ethan was already sleeping, but Jayden said: "This is the blanket I always wanted. It's soft like heaven." That, combined with earlier that morning when Ethan said: "Whoa. That is too cool." They made it the perfect day for me. Kids are the best!!