The younger two warmed up to Santa after we waited around for everyone to finish their last minute Christmas shopping. They wanted to get one more picture.
My little cow making Christmas cookies.
We went a playground and had a picnic. The kids loved the swings that went really high.
I just love all these dress up pictures. They are too cute...especially all the girls wearing the spiderman suit. :)
The kids got to go swimming twice and to the beach once. Regan and Benjamin spent most of their time looking for sea shells while Lauren and Katherine played in the sand.
The kids all stood buy their names and the other random little girl thought she was part of our family. She was too cute. She saw the kids posing and came running saying, "Wait for me!"
Regan and Auntie Em on Christmas Eve
"Dear Santa, It wasn't me!" The napkin just seemed so appropriate :) Ha! Santa enjoyed the cookies and milk and left the kids several presents. I couln't believe that the kids slept in on Christmas morning... 8:00am!! Come to find out, they really woke up at 5:30, but Auntie Em told them that they weren't allowed to get up because Santa left a present and had to go back and get it....I think we need to bring Emily home with us...maybe the kids will start sleeping later :)
Christmas morning...Regan's new blanket and frog...
Benjamin and his new DS games...
Lauren and her new suitcase... She was super excited about this gift. Can you tell? After all the presents, we got ready for church and had a great service. Then we went and ate at an Indian resteraunt and then headed home to relax and play with new toys. It has been a great week with family all around us.