Jangle, our Elf on the Shelf appeared at our house on December 2nd. He showed up sitting in our Christmas tree with a little note for Ethan and Emerson.
December 3rd, Jangle got into our stash of marshmallows and made himself a chair
On the 4th, he got into our shopping bag and dragged out Ethan’s Sugar Babies. When Ethan woke up and saw him he got pissed and grabbed his candy up and threw Jangle down onto the floor. Over reaction – TOTALLY! He is sick and hasn’t been sleeping well so he’s been leaning toward irrationality lately. This picture is a recreation with my milk duds.
On the 5th, Jangle had a visit from his brother Jingle and they played a game of tic tac toe on my mirror that is above the mantle.
Christmas was a little different for us this year, my cousin was playing in a soccer tournament and her family had to leave town on Christmas day. So this year instead of gathering at my grandmother’s house for Christmas dinner we got together for dinner on Christmas Eve. I really enjoyed getting together on Christmas Eve it was nice to not be beaten down by the long day that Christmas always turns out to be. It was a little rough trying to get the kids to go to sleep. Emerson fell asleep easily enough but was still up until almost 11, Ethan was much harder to get to sleep and I think he gave in somewhere around 1 or 2.
The next morning all of the adults were up before the kids. I was up by 7 and was able to make breakfast and get everything ready for my parents and brother’s arrival at 9:30. Minutes before they got to the house Emerson woke up and happily pronounced “It’s my birthday” Poor thing she is very excited about her upcoming birthday, lol. Around 10ish I finally decided Ethan had slept enough we had eaten breakfast and were ready to get the show on the road. Santa brought Emerson a Tinkerbell guitar and a microphone on a stand and Ethan got a black DSi just like he had been wanting for the last 2 years.
In the evening when headed to my parent’s house where we entered into a very serious minute to win it competition. The winners got a lotto ticket. It was fun but we had to cut the evening short to get Ethan and Emerson home.
Sunday morning was very interesting and is a whole nother blog entry. In the afternoon we headed to Cheryl and Keith’s house to exchange presents amongst our family.
It was the best Christmas we have had so far. The kids were both excited and into it, they have played with and loved every toy.
All of the Christmas decorations are now packed back up and ready to be set back in the corner of the garage. The presents have been moved to the kids rooms and some have been put up but most are still strewn about the rooms being played with and well loved.
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