As usual, the children "patiently" waited to open gifts. :)
Son C opened his very own container of chocolate covered raisins, new pajamas, and new set of books (the Alex Rider series).
Son L with his new vest and bow ties.
Could it be????
Yes! The lego sets most desired by these two! Happiness.
Daughter G gave me the new Pentatonix Christmas CD!!
Daughter H opened her special ornament we had made in memory of her biological dad. She said later that it was her favorite present. Love.
So, thanks to my husband's year end bonus, I am now the grateful owner of a Surface Pro 3!!! It is a laptop/tablet hybrid, meaning it has the full functionality of a laptop, but you can magnetically detach the keyboard and the "monitor" becomes a fully functioning touch screen tablet. (for the uninitiated, it is the Windows version of an Ipad.) It is small enough to fit inside my purse, but not so small that I can't type easily on the keyboard. And it has the coolest little pen that allows me to write directly on the monitor and circle things or make notes, etc. It is an amazing little piece of electronic technology for sure! It will allow me to print documents when I am down in the schoolroom without having to go upstairs, to easily update the shared Google calendar that me and my husband use, take it with me to our homeschool co-op, keep it open on the kitchen counter when using online recipes....etc. In a myriad of ways, it will help with the little things. And doesn't life so often come down to the little things?
In other amazing news, we wrapped up this set of bongo drums for all the children, to represent the ENTIRE DRUM SET that we obtained used from a friend at church. Woot! Full band capability now right in our very own home!
(we set up the full drum set the next day)
And in still other big news, all of our children were ecstatic to receive this family gift of an xbox one! For years and years I have resisted having any gaming system other than the Wii. Even that was a stretch for me at the time. Long story that I won't bore you with (unless you really want to know! haha) but for a variety of reasons we felt that now was the appropriate time to purchase this as a family gift. It has been a big hit, and *I* have even played a few games on it!
Happy lego building continued long into the evening.....
...as well as much merriment and singing into a spoon. ;)
A fun family evening. My heart was very full!