Can it get any better than this?!?!
Apparently Boo thought it could, she was trying to help daddy massage my feet and legs. She is such a good little helper! She tried to massage Dane's feet too and she ended up getting a little foot massage too!Kent Kathleen and the girls got there late that night and Kaydence was so excited to see her cousins.
Kendra and Kaydence just started hugging and it just melted my heart. They haven't seen each other since September so they had to make up for lost time (and trust me... they did).
My mom has this whole little nativity scene that the girls are able to play with on Christmas Eve, I think my mom was trying to tell them the nativity story but Boo just wanted to play with the little figurines the whole time.
We ended the night reading Christmas stories, like always. This year Taylor and Amanda weren't able to come up for Christmas, we are going to get to see them in January and can't wait!!! It definitely wasn't the same without them, we all kept on saying there was something missing without them there. Life gets crazy when you grow up and you can't just up and leave whenever you want. Just know that you two were very missed!!! Love you!
The next morning we ended up having to wait for Kaydence to wake up! Everyone was up and ready to rip into their gifts but we were waiting on our little sleepy head.
The whole morning she was so out of it. She loved her stocking, which had Pez in it. She just walked around pulling the candy out of it the whole time in a trance-like mode.
Watching the little ones open their gifts is one of my favorite parts. I love their excitement!
I found out Camryn loves Transformers! Yeah the girl loves action movies, she cracks me up! She says that Optimus Prime is her "sweet love" (him and Iron Man, she is a little torn on who she will decide to marry one day).
Kendra is always following in her big sissy's footsteps. Her "sweet love" is Bumble Bee. It cracked me up how excited they got about getting Transformers!
These two are sooo cute!!!
Travis opening his gift that I've slaved over for the past month (a calendar with love notes, memories, and all the things I love about him, one for every day)
Then we had our traditional Christmas breakfast, biscuits and gravy. My dad is a professional when it comes to making biscuits and gravy.
The toys that were in high demand in the Petersen home were the dress up dresses and the karaoke CD player that Kendra and Camryn got from their parents.
The girls were having way too much fun dressing up and singing songs the whole afternoon.
Kaydence was following her cousins everywhere and wanted to do whatever they were doing.
The three amigos... soon to be the five amigos (I still can't believe we are going to have FIVE grand girls right around the same ages, party at grandma's house!) My mom is decking out one of the bedroom upstairs for the grand girls, with bunk beds and all that fun girly stuff!
The dress that Kaydence wore was a little too big and little risque on her but it was so cute, she just wanted to be a big girl like her cousins. I couldn't get her to wear normal clothes the whole time we were there!
I have a few videos of the girls singing but I'm guessing Kathleen will post a few of her girls, they were our entertainment for the rest of the day.
Kaydence kept on putting her mouth on the microphone and getting it all slobbery so I was trying to keep her from pressing it against her mouth in this video.
We might have to get her one of these some time, you gotta admit the girls got some sweet vocal chords (she gets that from me).
Yep, she's a performer!
ANOTHER CHRISTMAS HOME MAKING PROJECT
For my parents this year we got them a gift certificate to Johnny Carinos to open that morning for $30... yeah with six kids who all go in on one gift if you do the math that is a pretty lame gift. That's what we wanted our parents to think, it was driving me crazy the whole morning having them think that was all we got them this year. At one point my mom was thanking me for the gift and I couldn't even look in her eyes because of the shame I felt. I wanted to say, "yes mom you do mean more to me than spending five dollars on a gift certificate this year for Christmas". But I was actually able to keep my mouth closed and it was my job to get them out of the house so the guys could set up their main present.
We got them shutters for the house, which look soooo good! I took my parents to Kim and Monte's house to show them the project we did in their front room for Christmas while the guys set up the shutters. Can you imagine how bad I felt taking my parents to my in-laws to show them what we did for them for Christmas with my parents thinking we got them a measly gift certificate. Anyway when we got back neither of my parents noticed the shutters right away so we just kept on going through the day waiting to see when they would notice. My mom was in the middle of making the Christmas dinner while my dad and the guys were setting up my dads new grill when Jonathan said something on the phone about shutters (accidentally but it worked out perfectly). My moms hands were covered in dough but all of the sudden she ran to clean off her hands grabbed her coat and ran outside. We were all wondering what was going on but she heard the word shutters and bolted out of there. It was so funny!!! The reaction was great and we were all laughing about it for a while. I wish I would have gotten a picture of the shutters but we are still waiting on one last set of shutters.I will have to post pictures of it later.
see her. Travis kept on acting like he couldn't find her then she surprised him by pushing the door open and shouting "HEY!"
It was pretty cute!
That night Kathleen gave the girls a bath and read them a story before bed.
Kaydence wanted to sleep with her cousins, when she gets older that will be so fun for them!
After our big Christmas dinner Kathleen and I got a belly shot together.
My sister is a little delusional sometimes, she thinks that she is just as big as me where it is abundantly clear that my belly eclipses hers by a mile. She is in her third trimester and still looks amazing! It is so fun being pregnant with my sister and it makes me so excited to know that these two girls will be so close together! Love it!
The next day we went shopping for a little bit but us girls spent a lot of the day making those cute bracelet watches. My mom made us each some for Christmas and got us a ton of beads and the rest of the things you need to make them so we could make more if we wanted (in the colors and styles we wanted). So I ended up getting FIVE watches that I just love, you know you have to have one of every color ;)
While we were doing that my mom had the little ones making gingerbread houses (while trying to help Kathleen and I make our watches, she was running in circles).
The gingerbread houses didn't last long, before even starting their projects Camryn asked my mom how long she would have to wait until she could eat her house.
The answer: Dig in!
My mom suggested waiting a little while to eat the house so we could see the work of art but it didn't last two seconds. Kaydence didn't even make it to putting the candy on the house she was eating all the frosting off the graham crackers while my mom was trying to set the house up.
The end result - Three little girls on a sugar high!
The girls were literally running in circles laughing and screaming.
Since mom, Kathleen, and I were busy practicing our artistic creative abilities making the watches the guys got the girls to bed (not an easy feat considering how they were bouncing off the walls).
Kent read to the girls
While Kent and Travis were getting the girls down for the night Camryn gave Travis detailed instructions on which rooms he could enter and which he could not. Travis said, "Well okay... but Camryn what if I need to take Kaydence to her bed after your done reading your stories?"
After a short pause she looked at him and said, "Well... then you come talk to me."
Camryn has always made me laugh with the things she says! They are sheer entertainment!
Anyway we had such a special Christmas with my family too, it really does go by way too fast. I'm sure that is just how life goes. I am so grateful for our amazing families and the time we get to spend together, that is what life is all about right there!
We hope everyone else had amazing Christmas's also and that you all have an awesome new year too!!!