And Merry Christmas! The kids were told not to come in to our room until 6:30am. At promptly 6:30 the kids turned on our lights and told us to wake up! (Miles later told us that they left a little early so they would arrive at our room at exactly 6:30 and not a minute later. You know, it's a long walk down the hallway from the kids' room to our room . . .). But they are nice and obedient (at times, of course) and let us sleep until 6:30. And, lo and behold, Santa had come:
We spent a while just playing around with Santa's gifts. Then we ate our breakfast and played a bit more. Then it was time to open up the wrapped gifts from family:
After the gifts were opened everyone just played and Jonas started to play with his helicopter. He was quite nervous at first and it was thus pretty exciting when he had "lift-off" for the first time!
Sadly, those are the end of my pictures (well sad for me, maybe not for you :). The rest of the afternoon was spent with the kids playing, Ben and I getting dinner ready, me going on a run, Ben going on a jog, and then the Sister Missionaries coming over (Sister Quist and Betts). When they came over I still had yet to shower - oh well! One sister skyped her family before dinner. Then we ate - we each had our own cornish hen, my 7-layer Christmas jello (that I don't even like, but Ben does and I love how it looks!), mashed potatoes, clam dip, and rolls. All was good. After dinner another sister skyped her family. Lucy, who was exhausted and asked to go to bed, was in bed by 6:30. :) We (the rest of the family and the 2 sisters) then went out on the ice and played some hockey. The sisters weren't sure if they would be allowed to wear skates or not and so we just opted not to - well the kids got skates on but the adults didn't. (Truthfully, it's probably more dangerous without skates!). Anyways, we played for probably about an hour, came in for a drink break, then I put Emmy down to bed - per her request. I then went back out and met up with the rest of the group on the ice and we played for another hour or so. It was really fun and the sisters totally got in to it. They were pretty good, too. It was a fun evening!
Here's one video of Jonas flying his helicopter:
And that's a Christmas Wrap. Harhar.