In proper rotation order, we spent Christmas with Jon's family this year, so we celebrated with my family at our house Thursday night. Highlights included a mini kitchen from GiGi and Poppy and a "Godchild" ornament from Aunt Weasie (seriously...she didn't want to let go of the thing).
And now for the amusing parts of Noto family Christmas:
Jon also opened one of his presents from me. I framed this US map and mounted it on foam board. The plan is to put pins in the cities we've visited.
All of the Kleckleys minus Paul and Dayna
Someone must have known Santa was coming because she did not sleep well Friday night! I was more excited than she was to open presents. We kept trying to get her to rip into them but all she wanted to do was chew on a coaster his parents had on their coffee table.
Mommy was WAY more excited about her 3 in 1 trike at first...
It took her daddy a little while to put the the trike together..
But eventually she loved it! Unfortunately it was too cold to ride outside so she settled for laps indoors.
Eventually she caught on to opening gifts.
Oh, look! Another Southern Shingles gift wrapped package for me. :)
Lizzie even got in on the present action.
Another hit: A Radio Flyer wagon (which now come with seat belts and cup holders).
Santa was good to us as well. I finally got to open my Cricut, and Jon even bought me a pair of skinny jeans that FIT! AND a new curling iron! ALL by himself! (unless the little elves, aka my sisters, assisted. If so don't tell me. It'll kill the buzz). Jon got new running shoes, clothes and my personal favorite: the book "The Cheapskate Next Door."
All weekend I kept thinking to myself...this is nuts and there's only ONE grandchild! I can't imagine all the commotion once all of Jon's brothers (or most of them) are married and have kids.
It's going to be so much fun! :)