We had a great Christmas. I felt like Kobe didn't get enough for Christmas. As I was watching him unwrap his gifts I was thinking "is that all he got?" He didn't seem to mind. I usually start in July to shop and buy little by little so it's not so much at once. I know it's not about the gifts, but I love buying gifts for people. We didn't exchange gifts with my sister and brother and their spouses this year since my brother is planning a wedding and my sister and I had some things come up that we just decided not to exchange and just have the kids exchange. Well I didn't like that now that its over lol. I Love buying for people. Next year we def are doing it. If we need to save on money then we can at least exchange names. This not buying for the people we love is not ok with me lol. Jason and I always go with out buying for each other at Christmas. We usually go all out on Valentine's Day instead. That's so hard for me to not be able to buy for Jason on Christmas.
Christmas Eve we had Christmas at my parents house. I made green beans, yeast rolls, and cookies. UGH I think I've decided I'm not a baker.. at least not a cookie baker. I'm more of a cook. My cookies.. granted the sugar cookies and Chocolate chip cookies were from a bag mix that you just add a few ingredients.. But I didn't think they looked or tasted good. Then I also made peanut butter blossoms. Ya know, the peanut butter cookies with the Hersey kisses in the them.. The cookie part was also a bag mix (I tried to cut corners here people and make it easier on myself.. FAIL) The first batch got a little
My pretty (not baked yet) Yeast rolls that were DELISH!!!
I brought these into my parents not baked so we could bake them and eat them warm with dinner. Kobe carried them out to the van for me and had to watch them closely so nothing happened to them the whole way to Washington.. well he ended up falling asleep and putting his arm down on 4 of them .. AHHH!!! lol they were fine though. Just not as pretty as the others.
We had a yummy dinner at my parents.. We had Ham, Green Beans, Corn Casserole, Mash potatoes, yeast rolls. Then we had lots of desserts. I made the cookie platter with the cookies I talked about above.. my sister made cookies.. my niece who is 9 made these delicious cream cheese mints, my sister in law made Peanut Butter sheet cake and these delicious things I don't even know the name of.. but its rice crispys, peanuts, mini favored marshmellows mixed in a peanut butter/white chocolate mixture. They were SO good. After we got done eating we played some Christmas Trivia that my sister had printed off the internet. Finally we opened presents..
Now notice in this pictures down below he doesn't have clothes on?? lol
That's because while he was nicely playing in the kitchen.. He was playing with the magnets on the fridge which he is allowed too.. Well while playing in there he discovered the water dispenser on the freezer door... He comes running in all happy but soaking wet. I mean DRENCHED!! hahahaha we all of course had to laugh.. I'm not sure Amanda and Josh did at the moment but the rest of us did.. Love this little rotten egg so much. He is letting me relive Kobe's childhood through him. They are EXACTLY alike in sooooo many ways.. I told my mom I'm going to sit back and enjoy watching Amanda go though it all.. I had so much fun I know she will :)
I didn't get any of the rest of Christmas day at Jason's parents or at my Grandparent's :( My phone was dying..
But I did take a picture of my bracelet my in-laws got me..
Also Kobe's knock off "Fathead" for his wall. But since we have stupid weird wallpapered paneling its not sticking as well as I'd like it too.. but itsn't it awesome??
Kobe with his Yummy Nummies Mini Kitchen we made..
We had a wonderful Christmas as always...
I hope you all have a Happy New Year!!