For part of Dave's Christmas present, I got him a ticket to the Vegas Bowl. I was excited to give him this opportunity, but of course I was sad because that meant we would have to be apart over night, which we have only done one other time. Friday I was watching the Cardon boys while Kelly and Jeremy went and stayed in a hotel. I kept really busy, which was good because I didn't have time to sit and miss Dave. Saturday was a super busy day. The kids and I went up to Evanston to have a family party at Heather and Steve's. I still had some Christmas shopping to do so I had to stop at the store late Saturday. After we got home and I got the kids to bed I was so exhausted I fell asleep and slept soundly until Detmer woke me up. My primary kids were crazy excited at church so I gave a very short lesson. It was so fun to have Detmer with me. One of my primary girls said "he's the cutest baby I've ever seen." One of the other girls gasped and said "what about your little brother?" She said "okay, he's ONE of the cutest." He got so many compliments he got out of there with such a big head. One of the girls said "I'm not afraid to admit it: I'm in love with him." It was my last week with my first primary class and I will miss them. They've meant so much to me. I love them!
Getting home from church I was still exhausted and Kelly came and took the kids so I could have a glorious break. I intended to take a short nap, but it turned into a long nap. So worth it! I was so excited when Dave got home that night!!! I missed him sooo much!!! We went and got the kids and when we walked in Allie saw me first and then Dave so she went "Hi MoDADDY!!!" She literally pushed one of the twins out of the way to get to Dave. She missed him so much. Saturday morning she said "My daddy's going to be here in a second." By Sunday she said "your the mommy and I'm the daddy" and I had to call her daddy!
Monday the kids were basking in Dave's presence which allowed for me to smoothly get everything done for our Christmas Eve party. It was a total success. Everyone had a great time and we even got to play some games. We came home with two tired kids just in time to give them Christmas jammies and get them to bed. Dave and I stayed up for some last minute wrapping and watched on of my favorite movies (The Holiday).
By 9:15 Christmas morning I couldn't wait anymore. We went and woke the kids. Allie was so excited about all the presents. She was making so many cute comments I was excited to get everything on camera. Detmer could have cared less about presents! He wasn't even interested in the paper. Still, I think having both of our precious babies made this Christmas that much more special! Detmer did enjoy the presents after Allie "helped" him open them. The kids had time to play for a bit before heading over to Grandma Steffensen's. There we had lunch and got some more nice gifts. Allie had lots of fun playing with cousins. After that we headed over to see Grandpa "Eggy", Giff, Shirelle, Denny, and Kim. Kelly and her family also got there. The kids had more fun playing together and the mom's took a chance to lock themselves in a room to visit kid free (except spoiled boy Detmer). Our last stop of the night was to see Great Grandma. By this time we had two tired kids but Allie still had plenty of play left and was excited about all Great Grandma's toys. She fell asleep in the car on the way home, but just for a cat nap. When we got home we busted out our new karoke machine and had such a great time performing for each other. Allie loved singing her ABC's and anything else that allowed her to hear her voice over the microphone. After we put the kids to bed Dave and I stayed up for several more hours singing the night away. It was great.
We were so happy Dave had the day off today. We got out all the toys we didn't have time to play with yesterday. Detmer is afraid of the RC car that we thought would be his favorite gift! His favorite is probably his dinosaur that eats balls, plays music, lights up, and spits the balls back out. Allie's favorite gift is her play food for her kitchen. Dave and I have had such good food these past couple days. What's better than peas, waffles, and chocolate chip cookies for breakfast. I love my little family so much and am so grateful for all the great times we have together!!! We left our camera at Granpa Eggy's so please expect pictures soon:)
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