Our Christmas morning started early. The night before Blake and Cora went outside to scatter "reindeer food" in the snow. Dave got up at 4:30 to grab a broom to put "reindeer tracks" where they had scattered the food. We did fall back asleep until 7. Then the kids slowly started waking up. They started the day by coming in our room and singing 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas', all the verses. Because I had breakfast in the crock pot I actually convinced them to eat first. It was right ready and only took 5 min to eat and throw the dishes in the sink. This worked great for me because they were full and nobody bugged me about stocking candy for a couple hours. Perfect. It was a great Christmas. We all got spoiled even though we had cut back this year. It doesn't take much to make them happy.
Cora got her camera with memory card and case.
Leah got her Maplelea doll with bed and clothes.
Blake got a Kre-O(which is totally compatible with Lego but a lot less money and Dave likes the people better) form of Devastator with a Lego technic 4-wheeler a scripture case and backpack.
After playing for a while and showers we headed to HillSpring. There we had our traditional Mexican feast then my parents had rented the school gym and we played basketball for a couple hours.
Mom did play a bit with us, but Dad was not feeling to well. Nasty cold going around.
After our calorie burn we went back to the house for snacks and chatting. It was a great day. We did wonder every once in a while what the Puzey's were doing since they were all together for Christmas also. We were sorry we had missed it and am glad we will see them at New Year's. Boxing day we just stay at home and played with new gifts. Dave spent the day building with Blake and working on our building permits, location, and such. Leah we barely saw. Cora tried all sorts of buttons and read parts of her camera manual. This morning early they all took off to go skiing. I have to work today. I hope they have a great time and all come back safe and sound.