We've somewhat started a new Christmas tradition with staying home on Christmas Eve & waking up in our own beds on Christmas morning. As fun as it is to see everyone in Missouri, it has been nice to begin to make our own traditions in our new house- especially since the boys (Kaden) are so amped up about Christmas and opening presents.
Christmas morning was wonderful. I woke up before everyone else (internal alarm) and made cinnamon rolls. Owen still hasn't gotten the whole concept of Christmas, so this was probably his highlight of the morning.
We really didn't do "BIG" gifts this year.
Kaden got a "rainbow in my room" light, which is actually really neat. It projects a rainbow across the entire room that is fun to fall asleep to. He also got quite a few art supplies (jars of paint & easel paper, paint brushes) and other art projects to work on while it's cold & windy outside.
We're afraid that Owen is going to be a hard one for Christmas with his birthday being only two weeks prior AND with him having all of Kaden's toys to play with. Regardless, we are trying. Lucky for us, he does not care about opening presents.
Seriously... it's been a week and he STILL has 1 present left under the tree. Kaden has been dying for him to open it and asks him about it several times a day, but Owen simply says, "NO!"
Daddy was probably the big winner this year. He got a new Mizzou hoodie (for the Cotton Bowl) to go along with the tickets dad bought for us. He also got more clothes & new shoes... AND a new Orvis fly fishing reel from his papa Dow. Not to mention the iTunes & peanuts, peppermint bark and other smaller items.
Ben got me a Kindle paperwhite (was on the fence about an e-reader, but I absolutely LOVE being able to read in bed, in the dark!!) I also got a warm North Face jacket to use for running outside on these brutally cold mornings. A milk frother (for making lattes at home), a very generous gift card to Get Fit (running store)... AND a Texas State Parks pass, which enables me/us to get into Palo Duro Canyon (and every other state park) for FREE for the next 3 years. Wait... maybe I was the big winner this year!