Emily and Kaylin managed to survive their sleep over in the basement with Gaelle and Peter but I think it was touch and go there for a while with one little girl. She does not do well with little sleep and she woke up very grumpy on Christmas morning. She pulled herself together and we started off with Bible reading and then bubble bread and hot cider.
This has got to be one of the funniest looking trees we've ever had. It's hard to tell from the photo but it has 2 huge chunks on 2 sides of the tree. We have a home made ornament tree which we all love, but the tree itself was not too pretty.
We have to be fairly careful or Snickers will snatch food from the coffee table. She so wants to be in the action.
Robin is showing off his new earphones. He claims he couldn't hear anything other than the music.
Emily bought Gaelle a very flashy gymnastics suit. She ordered it online and when it came it seemed small so she was a bit concerned leading up to Christmas. But she knew Gaelle would love it and she did.
Peter made Josh a card to go along with his gift. It's Buddy the Elf. He is so creative but I think I've said that before.
Emily was given a couple of pieces of running gear. So she was pumped to try them on and try them out.
Kaylin gave Peter a Ripley's Believe it or Not book. The items are quite gruesome and proved very entertaining for some. I choose not to believe.
Gaelle received a child sized tablet which she just loves. Here are the 2 girls with their tablets.
Peter received a computer game called Minecraft so he spent a bit of time playing with that.
Peter also received a couple of Lego sets. You can see he isn't the only one interested in the Lego.
We added to our Wii game collection with a resort style game. It didn't get much use on Christmas but it will be one we pull out and play as a family.
Josh was showing off his basketball moves.
At the end of the day it was nice to just hang out and relax.
It really was a wonderful family day together. I feel so blessed when I look back at 2012. It wasn't all roses but it was a time of growth for most of us. I wish we were closer to more of our extended family but I'm thankful my immediate family is all here in Halifax. At least for 2012.