Jack's note to Santa on Christmas Eve was perfect.
We love you all the time.
Jack and Tucker
They left out cookies they helped me make and carrots for the reindeer (duh!).
Man oh man were they excited!
I'm not sure that Tucker knew exactly what to expect.
He was a little afraid to go to bed... and Jack was just BOUNCING OFF THE WALLS.
Luckily, things were pretty low key for Christmas Eve, so we were able to start our bedtime efforts early and didn't get to bed tooooo late.
I woke up at 6:30 pretty disappointed that no one else was as excited and awake as I... but, luckily just after 7... Jack came scampering in.
Of course, we had to wake up Tucker... who took a second to process what was happening- but, the second we said presents he was UP!
We wondered into the living room and...
Lucky for us SANTA DELIVERED!!!
Christmas pretty much threw up on our couch.
Man, once the unwrapping began it was FULL STEAM AHEAD.
Jack was practically SHAKING as he was tearing open the paper and after finishing one present, he couldn't get to the next fast enough. Tucker, however, being the 2nd and totally unaccustomed to getting things... took his time processing each gift.
Jack had been waiting a LONG time to get to the BIG ONE, and Tucker was just as excited for him as he was. It was adorable.
DARTH VADER LEGO SPACESHIP!!!!!
This puppy pretty much ruled the rest of Christmas from this moment on.
The kids were spoiled rotten and I loved every second of it.
Tucker had to take a water break in the midst of it all just to take in all that was happening.
Getting his Emmet Legos pretty much did him in!
My parents came down for the last bit of mayhem which was an awesome addition to our morning. We loved having them to share the morning with.
I think their initiation into Lego mania was a little overwhelming!
A summary of our loot:
Darth Vader Lego Spaceship (Imperial Ship)
Lego Ninja Turtles
Exploding Mummy Zombie
Star Wars Minifigure Sticker Book
Luke Skywalker Book
Lego Movie Legos (Lord Business' Evil Lair)
Transformer Dinosaur Cars
Rock Em' Sock Em' Fighters
Lego Movie Minifigure Sticker Book
Angry Birds Star Wars Book
Jack and Tucker:
New Netti Pot (his favorite present)
2015 Calendar Book
(my favorite present...thanks Walgreens for our favorite presents!)
We have it pretty rough.
The next few pictures pretty much sum up the rest of Christmas day and the days following....
Legos, legos, and more legos.
We did a count... over 5,000 pieces total accumulated over the holiday.
Jack was not about to let the day go by without the building of his spaceship. It alone had over 1,500 pieces. Brett is the best dad and sport... so he took it up to my moms and sequestered himself upstairs for hours until it was complete! (I think he didn't mind... the original lego nerd of our family)
We had a wonderful morning and afternoon at my parent's house.
We exchanged gifts and ate delicious food...and guess what!?!
WE'RE GOING TO DISNEYLAND!!!!!!
Thanks mom and dad! Best present EVER!!!!
Jack was pretty happy to show off his new pride and joy.
Tucker was just as happy about his Cocoa Puffs.
(TUCKER! Take a damn picture with the woman!)
We came home and recouped for a couple of hours.
It's never a bad thing to have lots of family around... but, I'm not going to lie... it was kind of nice that things were low key this year on the Jones front so that we weren't running all over the place.
We were able to get our bearings and then spend the evening over at my grandparent's house. I was so glad that we could go see them and spend time there. It reminds me so much of Christmas as a kid, and I just love being around them and my aunts/uncles/ cousins for some good laughs.
Shredder came along too...
It really was a great Christmas.
I rag a lot on the holiday leading up to it because of all the stress- but, kids really just make the whole thing worth it. I am so lucky to have my incredible family and to be raising my darling little family with Brett.
Until next year!