Are there better family moments than Christmas morning? What joy! Every difficult parenting moment throughout the year seems a small price to pay for the joy of being with children on Christmas morning!
James gave the girls and me Christmas jammies on Christmas Eve. We sprinkled oatmeal in the driveway for the reindeer, set out Santa’s milk and cookies and tucked the anxious and tired girls into their beds. I set out on my three hour excursion to pick up Lydia and Jessica’s animals. The kitten stayed at my sister’s home for a month, while the guinea pigs stayed with Carl, Mary and Tori. Thanks so much for your help!
On most Christmas mornings the girls wake us up and drag us out of bed, but this year James and I were wide awake at the first sound of kids whispering while excitedly running up and down the stairs. We couldn’t wait to surprise Lydia and Jessica!!
The suspense of what could be in these big boxes had been eating at them for over a week. After digging out the packing and finding the pictures of their pets, they just sat there confused and almost disappointed acting.
James told them to go to our bedroom and they jumped up with funny looks on their faces. Unfortunately, I could not follow them. Anjelia woke up very sick and was about 3 minutes from puking. (After puking she perked up and was perfectly healthy for the rest of the day. Thank you, Lord.) I immediately heard Lydia start screaming followed by loud crying. She came out carrying the kitten while bawling her eyes out. She said, “I can’t believe it; it’s a dream come true”.
Jessica loves her guineas. They seem like the perfect pets for her. She’ll sit and watch tv for an hour while they sit and snuggle with her. She’s been begging for some kind of furry critter to care for.
Scooter and the kitten meet for the first time!
Elaina and Anjelia had a wonderful Christmas, too!
Lydia, Jessica and Elaina received their coveted Barbie Girl Mp3 players from Santa!!!
Jessica shared her music with the grandmas!
Oh, here’s Snowball the other guinea pig.
We built a big cage for the piggies! I’ll post pics of it soon. They are the cutest, funniest critters!
Lydia named her kitten, Landon. He snuggles to her all night long. They are inseparable. Lydia was thrilled when she found out he likes car rides!
I’m dreading Christmas break being over. I’ve really enjoyed my days with the kids. I love not having the morning rush. It will be good to get back into a routine again. . . I guess.