Pictures from Christmas Eve at my parents house:
Growing up, the only present we as kids were allowed to open on Christmas eve was a book from my mom. The tradition continues as the kids open their books from Grandma.
Christmas morning, the kids opened their gifts from Santa. Will was a little disappointed at first because, although he had asked for a Doc McStuffins puppy toy a month before Christmas, a few days before Christmas he had changed his mind and wanted a Hatchimal instead. I guess Santa's elves can't accommodate all last minute requests... However, he got over it and did enjoy playing with his puppy.
|But now he's starting to warm to the toy|
|Jolly Christmas Baby|
|That time I let Eliana and William excavate dinosaur eggs in the living room, putting tons of dust in the air! Not a great indoor toy...|
We spent the night at my parents' house Christmas night, and the kids got to open their last presents from my mom and dad before bed. Will got a Hatchimal, and Eliana got twin Hatchimals! Santa's elves couldn't do it, but Grandma could. Christmas was complete! (These were really popular last Christmas and impossible to find in the stores. Luckily my kids are a year behind what's popular.) While Laney did not get her own Hatchimal, she was quite enamored with her siblings' toys. The Hatchimal's eyes glow red when they are mad, and they sing when they are happy. We were cracking up because whenever Will was playing with his, its eyes were red. But when Laney would get a hold of his Hatchimal, its eyes would light up blue and it would start singing - a sign that it was happy and well taken care of! Turns out Laney makes a better parent than Will.
|The Hathimal starts out as an egg. You have to care for the egg to get it to hatch.|
|Twenty minutes later, you have a little animal to care for that moves, talks, and lights up!|
|Everyone with a Hatchimal|
|Ignore us blurry folk in the background. I just love Will's face in this picture.|
|Laney loves her new "baby."|
|Will wanted to show his Hatchimal his other presents from Christmas.|
|This is how Laney feels when her sister takes her Hatchimal back.|