the kids got too many gifts this year - seriously - too many. i think next year we might try something different...although i'm not sure what just yet. that's going to take some serious thought and prayer. we want our kids to enjoy all of christmas, but i don't want them to lose sight of the real meaning. the REAL meaning. i keep thinking back about how much focus we all put on gifts and buying just the right thoughtful/wonderful gift for someone...which is a good thing. but how much time do we actually sit and ponder and glory in our Lord? how much did I do that or did we do that as a family??? i'm guessing the one outweighs the other by hours/days to just mere minutes. and that just breaks my heart. it makes me want to re-evaluate my whole life. seriously.
here is some of the awesome-ness we enjoyed at christmas this year :)
|we didn't need names on gifts this year...|
not with pink and green camo paper
|rowan's big girl target baby doll...the new love of her life|
|now the kids don't have to pull our lugguge around the house :)|
|rowan's barbie dream house... |
thank you mimi, papa and papa dan!
|even cole got in on the action|
maybe he'll leave my sofa and carpet alone for awhile
|they each got a toy story flashlight...rig got rex and row got dr. pork chop|
or dr. ork-pa-chop as rowan says
|daddy made sure rig got some boy toys|
|and my favorite, rowan's reaction to a snow white |
dress up dress that was in a princess suitcase...oh my :)