last weekend, we made a whirlwind trip to jackson to celebrate christmas with the henson clan. it is always chaotic with 8 kids under the age of 6, but they have so much fun together that it is easy to overlook the chaos. (said the woman who is a week removed from said chaos!)
at 930 on friday night, we were wondering if frank was going to make it. but they strapped him to the wing of a plane and he made it shortly before midnight. at which point he used my toothbrush and went to bed. the next morning, i walked into the bathroom to brush my teeth, and holly had just finished using my toothbrush. and they are wondering why the stomach bug stayed around their house so long?!?! :) i love these people....but maybe not that much!! :)
after fetching me a NEW toothbrush, we started out with the reading of the christmas story on saturday morning.
next up was brunch. i like the idea of brunch. i don't like to eat immediately when i get up. 9 or 10 is perfect timing for breakfast for me. not so much for the kid who wakes up and says first thing in the morning, "i need to eat, mama." so...naturally, he was caught stealing handfuls of fruit while waiting on brunch.
when you close your eyes, you can't see anybody. therefore, if he closes his eyes while stealing fruit, you can't see him do it.
keep that in mind next time you try to steal something!!
we followed that up with a monster present opening session, and then we spent the rest of the day playing with all the loot!
i know it's no surprise to see my children in their underwear, but it was surprising to see those itty bitty red boxers come flying by on a scooter!
before the night was over, the two littles posed for us in their matching outfits!
and that, my friends, is how you cram christmas for 16 people into one day!! the scooters were fun, but next year... i'm bringing toothbrushes for all. or i'm just going to keep mine in my pocket at all times!