This is what we woke up to Christmas morning! My aunt says she has lived in Colorado Springs for 19 years, and they have never had a white Christmas. I told her we brought it with us from Arizona ;)
All the family would converge that afternoon for Christmas dinner and exchanging gifts. I was very proud of my kids for not once asking to open their presents early. Of course, that may have been because they were too busy playing in the snow!
McAwesome was the snowball king!
My brother gave us their sled and once Grandpa tied some rope to it, they were set to go sledding down the street!
Whoever pulled the sled would get a running start, then fling the sledder on down the street. The kids loved it- and the neighbors thought we were crazy to be out in the cold so early in the morning!
There goes Minion 2!
Hero is such a good big brother!
Tank wasn’t overly impressed with that cold stuff :)
Later, the guys took the kids to a nearby school to sled down a bigger hill, while the ladies got dinner ready.
Dinner was delicious (there was WAY too much food!), and afterwards we opened presents. Because I was holding the baby, and trying to help the kids open things, I didn’t get too many pictures, but here are a few from the day:
Our main gift to the kids this year was a trip to Legoland (this Spring). Every one of them (except the baby) is completely into all things Lego, and have been asking to go for a while now. I gave them each an envelope to open that contained a ‘ticket.’
Opening the envelopes. What could it be??
McAwesome got his opened first.
They were a little excited!
Finally, we squeezed everyone in for a big family pic!
To be continued…