Despite the 500 times Liam woke up in the night from his cold (sleep deprivation is so real!) I always have the hardest time sleeping on Christmas Eve. There is so much excitement and it is just as hard waiting for the morning to come as a parent as it is for a child, I think. haha Christmas morning was nothing short of magical!
A little boy and his train set ...
We spent most of Christmas morning watching Liam's eyes light up as he played with his train set from Santa! It was the absolute best.
Of course he had to stop and take a break to press all of the buttons on Sita (my mom's) 4 remotes. If it weren't for Christmas presents, he would have never put them down the whole time we were there. He is still obsessed!
Liam opening his stocking ... Santa brought a helicopter candy holder that lights up and spins! It was a hit!
Liam loves his kid table just as much as we thought he would. He has used it every single day since finding it Christmas morning for coloring, trains, snack time, etc.
After opening stockings we went to my dad and Edie's new house for brunch! They put so much work into this meal and made just about every food you can imagine ... prime rib, breakfast pizzas, egg casserole, apple pudding casserole, sausage, and fruit. It was incredible!
My Grandma made all of these stockings for her great grandchildren that Grandma fills for each of them!
Liam found a hot wheel car that he carried around in his fist for the rest of the day ...
And an orange which he took a giant bite straight out of the peel. haha We could not believe how long he actually chewed that thing before finally deciding to spit it out.
Trying to get a picture of all of the cousins together went well (eye roll! haha) ...
And my brother photo bombing in the background, nice. haha
Everyone scratching their lottery tickets ... Nic and I didn't win anything (which is a testament to why I never buy them). haha
My poor niece Abby was up all night with flu and I felt terrible for her. She was white as a sheet and spent most of the morning huddled up on the couch. There is nothing worse than being sick with the flu, especially on a holiday!
My cute niece, Olivia, in her Christmas jammies! She was so much fun to shop for this year. Surprise surprise, I love shopping for little girl things any chance I can get. haha One of the gifts we gave her was a pink fleece sweatshirt with BUNNY EARS ON IT!!
My favorite part of being the one taking pictures of the whole thing, seeing everyone's reactions to their gifts ...
The wonderful host and hostess!
After warming up, Maddox and Liam finally started playing with each other. I love this one of Maddox putting his feet on Liam's head. haha
And because it is tradition now, I couldn't miss my favorite baby in a mug picture!
After brunch all the kids went down for naps while the adults rested as well from the chaos of the morning. I watched one of my favorite Christmas movies with my mom, The Holiday!
When Liam woke up we had some time until we needed to leave again for dinner so he colored at his new table. It is so fun watching him color and seeing how much his writing abilities are growing. If you ask him to draw a circle or a line he does it perfectly!
We had Christmas dinner at my step-brother Josh's house. They made an amazing turkey and potatoes meal.
And last but not least, some of our favorite moments from Christmas on video ...
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas with the ones you love and rang in the New Year last night the same way! I certainly was with the ones I love and even managed to make it to midnight. haha I definitely didn't want miss out on my New Years kiss from my two favorite boys (one at 8:30). ;)
Happy New Year!!!