Christmas morning Caedmon and I both woke early, coughing and wheezing. Since we both needed breathing treatments, I asked Jeff to handle Caedmon's while I took my own. I logged on to FB and saw lots of local people talking about snow, so when my treatment was over I turned on the outside lights. We were having a white Christmas!! After looking at the snow for a while, Caedmon finally realized that there were some stockings on the floor. He easily found his stocking and wanted to play with the lace up beads.
And the cute little monkey that has become a favorite toy!
This is what we saw looking out the front door. It looks like the picture was taken in 3-D.
Our snow-covered home
Jeff decided to wake the older children and after they calmed down from seeing the snow we turned our attention to opening the rest of the presents. Kaelan helps Caedmon open a train.
Jordan likes his new sweater.
Devin got a strand of pearls which is her birthstone.
Jeff opening a gift certificate from behemoth.com.
Jackson rips into a package. I think these were eight Little Bear Wheeler historical videos. Jackson loves history and is always asking if I have any other history videos he can watch. His favorites are Drive Thru History.
Caedmon gets a matching game.
A BB gun!
Stacking and nesting blocks
Kaelan was very excited about her Moody Family series of books from titus2.com. I really see a great change in attitude when she reads them. She thinks we should read them aloud to the entire family.
All the boys have received a coonskin cap...this year was Jackson's turn.
A few more books for Aaron's collection of Ballantyne's adventure stories.
Checking out the snow!
snow covered pines
No coat, but at least he has on shoes, gloves and his new coonskin hat!
We spent a very quiet relaxing Christmas Day. I prepared a pot of French onion soup and Devin made a pot of potato soup. We also had spinach artichoke dip and lots of Christmas goodies. The children ventured in and out of the house to play in the snow or read or watch movies. I actually took a nap!!
Kaelan modeling her new red wool coat the day after Christmas.