I can't believe this magical fun time of year is over.
These three little kiddos are at the perfect age for the magic.
Every morning I would have a wrapped Christmas book for each of them to open and a little treat or craft for them to enjoy while I made breakfast.
How could you not love December?
This was my favorite craft. They unwrapped the gingerbread house kit on the 22nd and where in pure sugar rush heaven all day.
I eventually had to put it up high and out of reach from the Queen of sugar, Molly.
This was the funnest craft to watch her do.
She really took an interest in those cute little snowman cutouts.
I tried making peppermint marshmallows this year.
They are surprisingly yummy.
Once again Colin and I where the only two people still awake on Christmas eve.
It has become our little secret tradition.
Its a nice quiet time for us to chat while he writes a super sweet note to Santa and we decide what things he should leave out for Santa to see.
Molly was more amazed by the magical footprints left behind then the presents he left behind.
Once everything was torn open it was time for eggs and cinnamon rolls.
Up late and early to rise makes for a very sleepy/bitter Molly.
She is still so cute.
Time to build.
Once we where done lounging at home we headed north to my sisters.
It was the perfect afternoon.
The kiddos spent most of the day outside riding their new bikes.
And sweet Emilie would sneak in every once in awhile to help me make noodles.
Molly's bike this year was a smoke-in fast stroller.
Emilie's gift from us was my favorite.
She got her very own Canon camera.
I love up-loading them at the end of the day to see what she sees.
Here are some of my favorites.
Emilie was the only one that took a picture of the advent calender that our amazing friend Samantha gave them.
She even captured the yummy, goodness of our cinnamon rolls.
Love this one so much.
Thank you Emilie!!
And this one of Colin and Grammy.
My Christmas cactus bloomed on Christmas day this year.
That is pretty damn special. It has never bloomed before Jan. 1st.
Thank you Christmas Cactus.
Colin's favorite gift.
It has been 3 days since Christmas and he is still playing with it non stop.
Emilie woke up this morning with the stomach flu so going to the store was out of the question which made this little helicopter pilot very happy.
That meant more air time for him.
And lots of games for all of us.
This LEGO game was a ton of fun.
But molly played my favorites with me.
Connect 4 and princess memory game.
Tomorrow is another day closer to the new year.
Time is going way too fast.