The Falk Family Blog

TUESDAY
DEC
- 2011 -
27
3:16 pm
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MONDAY
DEC
- 2011 -
26
2:58 pm
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Merry Christmas!

Ethan and Isaac awoke whispering and giggling with excitement at 5:30 AM. They stayed in Ethan’s room until 6:30 and we finally let them wake Lincoln up at 6:45. We headed downstairs and the fun began!

I love the matching PJ’s on Christmas morning…I know Ethan will soon decide he’s too old for this tradition so I enjoy it while I can.
Stockings!
My Love and me on Christmas morning.
Cinnamon rolls for breakfast, of course!  They were so good!
Mickey putting up with me and my camera again.
The only thing Lincoln wanted for Christmas were these Batman “jammies”!  Christmas could have ended after his first present and I truly believe he would have been content.
Isaac giving Daddy his present.
Ethan giving Mommy an angel ornament.
These two get so excited and are a blast to watch open gifts!
Lincoln doesn’t seem to have much of a reaction while opening gifts. He takes it rather seriously.
Silly boys.
All we need is another one of these…
This little guy had fun playing in the great big cardboard box!
SATURDAY
DEC
- 2011 -
24
2:49 pm
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SATURDAY
DEC
- 2011 -
24
2:41 pm
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Christmas Eve

Each Christmas Eve evening, we allow the boys to open one gift each.

This year they opened Harry Potter light-up wands for casting spells.  They play this made-up game daily, usually using a pencil or something that resembles a wand.  I knew these would be perfect!
They loved them! For the rest of the night they ran around casting spells onto one another.
We enjoyed hot cocoa and Christmas cookies followed by a drive in the van looking for houses decorated beautifully (or as the kids appreciated, tacky) with lights.
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas…
SUNDAY
DEC
- 2011 -
18
2:34 pm
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Gingerbread Houses

This was our first attempt ever at constructing gingerbread houses. The boys seemed to have some engineering issues and were defenseless against the sugary temptations needed to decorate their houses.  They did have a good time though, who wouldn’t?

The boys weren’t the only ones giving into sweet temptations! Just before sinking my teeth into deliciousness, Warren said he could hear the tiny screams from within my house. 🙂
I have to say, I prefer decorating sugar cookies and I think the boys agree.
SUNDAY
DEC
- 2011 -
18
11:00 am
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MONDAY
DEC
- 2011 -
5
10:57 am
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Cul-De-Sac Christmas Dinner

This is the 4th consecutive year our cul-de-sac has celebrated Christmas time together by having a progressive style dinner.

Here are the boys just before we left for house #1.
Our dinner was delicious!
The kids wrote letters to Santa for the Macy’s make-a-wish foundation.
Sweet picture of Carrie and her boys.
Gift exchange! This, of course was what the kids had been anticipating all evening.
We opened gifts starting with the youngest and ending with the oldest. It was cute watching the kids wait patiently for their turn and get excited for one another.
Lego, woohoo!
Hex-bug!  (Lincoln got a couple of Green Lantern action figures).
This is how the night ended for Lincoln. About 5 minutes after this picture was taken, he was asleep in my arms. I held him for about an hour (my night’s highlight, for sure)!
THURSDAY
DEC
- 2011 -
1
10:25 am
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Decorating the Tree

To my surprise the boys were really into decorating the tree this year! They did such a great job that I didn’t “redecorate” after they went to bed. 🙂

Even Mickey enjoyed the evening events.