And other Christmas stories by Dorinda Nelson
So, I kind of guessed what my brother and sister-in-law had mailed us and it was a moonbounce! Being from Florida they thought we could set it up outside and let the kids play but what they failed to realize is that it's about 30 degrees up here and no kids are playing outside especially when there's (sadly) no snow.
Here's some photos of our moonbounce blown up in the middle of the living room. The thing is so big that it touches the couch and that's where the opening is so it makes it interesting for the kids to get in and out but at least the babies aren't falling on the floor :)
Kaitlyn and Alyssa:
Alyssa being goofy:
Rachel was so excited to "fall" out of the moonbounce on to the couch:
How the living room looks when the thing is blown up: (It's massize and no, it won't be staying in the living room for long - in the summer it will be fun to use outside and the kids are looking forward to that.)
And I had to include some video of the triplets bouncing. Partly because it's cute but mostly because I know my brother and sister-in-law would love to see it. Enjoy!
As for the rest of Christmas it went very well. I wrapped presents for what felt like a week in advance and then as is our tradition we put all the gifts under the tree on Christmas Eve so that on Christmas morning the kids wake up and find their pile of gifts.
With just "one" Christmas - in other words, no seperate one for grandparents or other relatives the kids got a load of gifts under the tree. Plus, I wrap things seperately - every book, game, etc. so that they have more to open. Christmas morning only lasts so long!
Just before the unwrapping started:
Kaitlyn got some Littlest Pet Shop - her favorite.
Caleb got some "boy" toys:
Kaitlyn got a new chair for her room - not on her list but she loves it and she needed it - now she has a place to sit and read all those new books...
One of Caleb's most desirable gifts! Thanks Grandma and Grandpa :)
As for the triplets, they didn't seem to care a lot for Christmas. They were very interested in their toys especially when daddy was putting them together but I didn't get any pictures of them - oops!! I will attempt to take some with their new toys in the days to come. They each got a little Fisher Price chair and I'm hoping to actually get them sitting down in it but my house has been overrun for the past few days and is a disaster so once I climb out of the mess I'm in I will focus on other things like pictures :)
And in other good news, I got Kirk a new digital camera and it records sound so now I'll actually be able to record things like Rachel's annoying grunting sounds and the girl's crying. See all that you have to look forward to!
Merry Christmas one last time.