Christmas was absolutely wonderful this year. Christmas Eve my whole side of the family got together at my parents new house. It was the first get together since they had moved in so it was extra special. Christmas morning the boys were so cute, they were so excited to go in and see what Santa left them. I made the early birds hang out in our room till all of the boys were up. The Screamin' Banshee was a hit of course!!! Aiden was thrilled. All 3 boys were excited with what Santa brought them. Unfortunately we had so much fun, that I didn't get any pictures of the boys opening gifts. That's why hubby shouldn't be in charge of the camera! Later in the morning we headed to my parents for brunch with my family. It was so nice being in the new house and having plenty of room for the family. Christmas evening we spent at my in laws house and had a nice meal and gift opening there. We all got spoiled as usual and the boys were so fun to watch. It was truly one of our best Christmases in my opinion. The day after Christmas was my birthday and my boys treated me like a queen. Each of the boys had planned on taking me out to eat for a meal. Since Drew wasn't feeling well, Todd ran and got us our Starbuck's for breakfast and Drew and I cuddled up in my bed, ate/drank our Starbuck's and watched a couple of episodes of Ghost Hunters that we had DVR'd. It's one of our little special things to do together and having breakfast in bed with it was even more special. I was even allowed to give him some hugs and kisses. For lunch, Noah took me out to lunch at Kelly's. While I was at the salad bar, he went to the waitress and told her it was my birthday. After we ate, she brought me out some cheesecake and Noah sang "Happy Birthday" to me. It was so special and just melted my heart. If I could have filmed that, I would, it was so incredibly cute. That evening we went to my parents and my mom cooked me my birthday dinner. We had a fun relaxing evening over there with my family. A perfect way to end the day.
The next day of course, was the big Christmas Party Drew had planned for us. He worked so long and hard, I was overwhelmed when I came down to the basement. I took a ton of pictures to show you what all he did for his family.
He made snowman sugar cookies and peanuts mixed with mints for us (along with the great sign in the background!)
See those streamers?? He's been working on them for months using strips of paper and making paper links. He bought the garland.