After reading the Christmas story and tucking the little kiddlets up in bed, Caleb did his fatherly duties of assembling gifts, setting up the external flash for photos, and vacuuming the living room.
Meanwhile, I redecorated the tree which was an absolute mess. I even had to turn the tree around because some of the branches in the front had been broken with no hope of repair. I filled the stockings and put all the presents around the tree. See my gift from Caleb sitting there in the chair...
Isn't he cute?!! His name is Sasha and he is a 3 year old Russian Siberian. I am so excited to have him. I've been wanting a cat for a long time.
An action shot... He was trying to get that little bit of ribbon you see at the top of the picture. Okay. Enough of the cat.
Bright and early at 4:30 in the AM!!! Seth was the first to wake. I would have sent him back to bed, but since the clock in our room isn't working by the time I found out how early it was we had three awake. So we woke the fourth and sleepily went downstairs with three very energetic, excited little boys.
We had stockings, of course...
...after which, Morgan sat for 20 minutes chowing down on his kettle corn. He was a happy boy!
Paul, with an impressive case of bedhead, opening his first gift of the morning.
We had to hold back the enthusiastic brothers for Morgan to get a chance to open his own gifts. He thought is was pretty neat. You can tell by his cute little face. That is the "this is neat stuff" expression.
The boys' Taid, Caleb's dad, bought each of the boys a small teddy. The three oldest each have a big animal they sleep with every night. Well, I got to thinking that it will be mighty inconvenient to be carting three huge bears all across the States come furlough. So my hope is that they will fall just as much in love with their new travel friendly bears. ...and why wouldn't they? The new teddies are really cute!
Sasha watched the general hubbub from the shadows of the recliner. You see Morgan's new red stroller. I was hoping he would love it as much as I do and he does. :) He has been confidently walking with it. Now he just needs to figure out how to turn the thing around. He keeps hitting walls and getting stuck. lol!
Our day has been lovely. We've had our delicious turkey dinner and now are going to sit down together and watch "The Muppet Christmas Carol".
Hope your day has been as wonderful as ours although maybe not as long. :)
Over the last few weeks (before I knew we'd be moving) I've been decorating the baby's corner of our room. Since I was nearly finished I hung up the last two things anyway just to take pictures. :) I'm hoping everything can stay the same after the move...just a new room, new corner, new walls.
The shelves and Willow Tree figures I already had. I put scrapbook paper behind the shelves to make them stand out from the white wall. The plates I bought on ebay...and I just love them.
I made one of Nester's ragamuffin garlands and added the angels I found at the garden shop in town.
Here is the overall layout...minus the plates. I hung those this morning and took this picture the other day. The crib is now filled with Christmas presents and wrapping paper.
Our room is pretty small. To give you an idea...our bed is a queen and is touching the opposite corner...oh, and British cribs are a bit smaller then American ones. There is about the same amount of space as you see there between the bed and the wardrobe at the foot of the bed. Small as it may be I just love how the baby's crib fits so cozily.