I Get Knocked Down…But I Get Up Again

Dec 26, 2013

Not even an insensitive Christmas cold can keep me down….

Well actually that isn't all true considering yesterday when I woke up I felt like I had been hit by a semi, and then my body was drug off a bridge and thrown in water with weights strapped to my ankles! Avalon would tell you she felt the same way, but she cannot articulate that to you just yet.

Of all days to get sick, it had to be Christmas. But I did my best to to put on a jolly face and act alive.
The morning was amazing as every Christmas morning should be. Yes our tree had died some time last week, and it was quiet the crispy son of an elf. And yes my procrastination karma caught up with me this year and many of the kids gifts are sitting somewhere in the Yukon. But…But with all that the kids still shouted out with glee…yippee! 
Avalon was in paper eating euphoria, she could not wait for the boys to open another present just to follow their paper trail. She loved even more when I would turn my back to help another child so she could shove as much in her mouth as possible before I turned into the paper taking grinch, at which point she would let out a blood curdling scream, and Ace would rush to hand her some more paper. She had that kid wrapped around her finger!
The festivities really got to Avalon, and she was ready for a nap long before all the presents were open. Pierce seemed to get what was going on this year, or he did a good job of agreeing with Ace about all the naughty and nice list stuff. I have to say that all three of these little munchkins were high on my nice list this year, regardless of the bald spots they have given me. I could not feel more lucky to be blessed with these three amazing little humans. 
The after Christmas carnage leads me to believe that this holiday was a success! And after all children and husband divided themselves into their designated corners to play with their winnings, I cleaned up the aftermath and made my way to my bed. Up there I listened to the joyful sounds of screaming and negotiations that were going on downstairs between the men of the house. Ace screaming about Pierce touching one of his toys, and Chris trying to talk him off a mountain size ledge of a tantrum. All while trying to get Pierce to play with his own toys. I guess I could have gotten up to help place the fighters back to their corners, but I was getting a good laugh. The princess and I took a long nap before jumping back into the fun. 

We spent the whole.entire.day in pajamas!! Chris and I talked about actually getting dressed for when dinner rolled around, but that idea was just laughable. So we had a delicious dinner in the comfort of our thermal pjs. We face timed with all of our families spread out across the lower 48, and we finished off the night with a movie and the rest of Santa's cookies. 

First Christmas as a family of five was a fun one….now excuse me while I go pick up the ridiculous amount of legos scattered across my house. I loath legos with a passion, which is why I bought a tub full of 150. The love for my children supersedes my intelligence!

9 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Kelsey! Sorry you were sick.. :/ I'm obviously also a glutton for punishment. I hate Play Doh, but I bought gallons of it.. I hate my desision today. LOL careful not to step on any of those bad boys!

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  2. I'm sorry you didn't feel well! I hope it passes quickly for you. Great photos! I don't know how you did it. When I hear screaming downstairs I cannot ignore. No matter how much he deserves the lesson. It's grating. Good for you. And bless FaceTime!!!!

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  3. I was deathly ill Christmas Day too! As soon as gifts were open, I went to bed and laid there in misery all day. Oh, and I hate play doh, but I thought it was a great idea to buy my daughter a play doh ice cream shop set. I am now kicking myself in the butt.

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    1. Ugh! So many people came down with something. I hope you are feeling better!

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  4. What a wonderful Christmas despite being sick. Kyle ended up sick as well...we have a whole week in Vegas and honestly I'm ready to go home to my house haha.

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  5. I hope you're feeling better! Maddie was all about eating the wrapping paper too.

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  6. Oh Legos...Legos are the devil. With three boys it's out of control here. Pretty sure I could buy a small car with the amount of money we've spent on legos.
    Sounds like a wonderful day :)

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    1. Haha!!! I agree, legos will bring me to a slow and painful death ;)

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  7. Cute babes! Gotta love those little paper eaters ;)

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