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Christmas Day 2017

Christmas Day 2017

After eating French toast for breakfast, we gathered in the living room to open presents. The kids opened their “need” and “read” gifts first and then their “shared” gift. Last came their “want” gift. I think they we’re all pleasantly surprised by what they unwrapped.

The day was spent with just the 6 of us this year.  It was really nice to not have to load everyone up, go out in the cold, and venture back home after bedtime.  Movies, tasty dinner & relaxing at home.  Couldn’t have asked for a nicer day 😊

Happy Pill

Happy Pill

When we visited my aunt and uncle in Duluth this past fall, the kids saw that they had a happy pill that giggles when you squeeze it. Apparently Shecklet #3 talked to Jake after that trip and decided that she wanted to give me one for Christmas to take to San Diego. (She thought I needed to have something to cheer me up when I’m recovering.) They ordered one from Amazon and she did a great job at keeping her present a surprise. Love this kid’s big heart and thoughtfulness ❤️

Preschool Christmas

Preschool Christmas

Today was Shecklet #4’s Christmas program at school. The kids sang an assortment of songs, ending with Happy Birthday to Jesus. They did a great job!

It’s hard to believe our run of preschool Christmas programs has come to an end. ❤️  I’m going to miss these events, but I look forward to seeing what this little girl does in elementary school!

Fun at Target

Fun at Target

Two recent trips to Target were not complete without a stop in the Christmas section.

Shecklet #4 took a few calls from Santa and the elves. (I had to tell her which way to hold the phone – she wasn’t sure why it had a cord!)

The boys found themselves heading the wrong way down the chimney.

Xmas Eve 2016

Xmas Eve 2016

Our Christmas Eve tradition of having my parents join us for mass and then soup supper continued another year. Shecklet #2 and I went to the church early enough to get enough pew space for us to sit in this year. (He selected our spot and sat on the end so he could see 🙂.)

After mass, we were able to get a few family photos, which are always so fun to look back on.


Tomorrow afternoon we will head to my parents’ house to celebrate with Tony and Kristin and their kids. It will be fun to have all of the Cimperman cousins together.

Little elf working hard

Little elf working hard

Shecklet #2 likes to peruse Pinterest for project, craft, game, and building ideas. He has asked for help gathering supplies to make all kinds of things. He has built Popsicle stick ninja stars and a homemade skeeball game; we’ve made slime and catapults and he taught himself how to tube-knit and made a bracelet and several necklaces. His latest project is one he pinned for Papa several months ago. He is so proud of it and can’t wait to give it to Papa at Christmas!