Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Christmas 2015

I'm a bit behind on this post, but I've been super busy.  Anyway here are some fun recaps from our Christmas.  It was a bit bittersweet as this was the last Christmas we would spend in this home.

 On Christmas Eve we met up at my parents for our annual Christmas Eve dinner and PJ opening party.  The kids always love seeing everyone's Pajamas.

 This years PJ's for my boys were all sports themed.

Fischer REALLY wanted to catch Santa so we set up a spy camera in hopes of catching him at the house.  Wouldn't you know...we got him.  Check it out.
To say the kids were excited is a total understatement.
That morning the kids got up and opened the gifts that Santa had left for them.
Drake was more interested in eating the wrapping paper then the actual gifts
Griffin was excited about each gift he recieved
Fischer enjoyed playing with his new toys. 
My Mother was nice enough to make this Coca-Cola blanket for me to give to Karl. 
After gifts were open we braved the winter storm and went to my sister Lisa's for breakfast.
All the kids talked and showed eachother what they received.   One of the gifts that my sister's family got was Jelly Bean Roulette.  Of course most  everyone decided to play.
Basically the idea behind the game is that you spin a wheel that tells you what color jelly bean you try.  Each of the jelly bean colors had a "good" flavor and a "bad" flavor. (example: Blue-blueberry or toothpaste, speckled was tooty fruity or dirty sock, brown: pudding or dog food. etc.) You didn't know which one you were going to get.  I didn't play but Karl and the kids did.  I wish I had taped more of the reactions of each of the jelly beans.  It was funny to see everyone try and stomach some of the more disgusting beans.  Griffin definitely received the stomach of steel award.  He choked those beans down and kept the gross ones in his mouth the longest. 
The video below was of the black bean.  It was either black licorice or skunk spray
After, the kids decided to play another game that used whip cream and you had to click the handle to see if you got smacked with it.  They got a good laugh out of it.  Karl decided that Drake needed a turn.  He was not happy about it (which you'll see in the video)  After words he actually loved licking the whip cream off his hands and face.  (The things we do to our kids.)

Later that night the kids and Karl went to the Christensen's for Christmas Dinner and a gift exchange.  I didn't make it as I ended up getting sick that afternoon and was unable to keep anything down. Luckily for me it was a quick bug and I was fine the next day but I missed out on some fun times and pictures.  We are so grateful we live so close to family and we can share in these traditions and memories.  


Kaylee said...

It's so fun to see the Christmas pictures and read about your family traditions! What a fun day! We missed you at our party but I'm glad the sickness didn't last long.

Brooke said...

Looks like a great Christmas! We missed you at the Christensen's.