This spinning top toy is Emily's favorite Christmas present. She loves it! The music and animal sounds are so easy to activate, by just touching the animals around the edge. She plays with it non-stop.
Jacob really wanted this Lego Harry Potter set, but I had convinced him he wasn't going to get it. He was so surprised!
The weekend before Christmas, my sister and her husband brought over fresh crabs for dinner. Jacob had a blast cracking the shells open and digging out the crab meat. It was a lot of fun. :)
What would Christmas time be without a future blackmail picture? I came to the living room from the kitchen and this is how I found Emily. These pants are a little too big, evidently!
That was our Christmas! Everyone came over for breakfast at our house, I made a make-ahead breakfast casserole and creme brulee french toast. We opened presents and had fun. Everyone went home for a while, and then we met up at a Chinese restaurant for dinner. We have had dinner at this restaurant every Christmas day for years and years now. It's a yummy tradition!
Emily has an appointment today to get her seizure helmet. I am not excited about this, although I know it's necessary. I don't think she will need it at home, our carpet is thick enough. She doesn't stand up, which this time is a blessing. Her drop seizures happen a lot, but she's so close to the ground already. She falls over, but since our carpet is soft she doesn't hurt herself. School is another thing though - the floors are not soft. She will wear the helmet anytime she is sitting on the floor at school, so I guess I better make her wear it at home sometimes to get her used to it. I do not think she is going to like this at all! I will update again soon on the rest of her medical junk. I am going to sign off on this update while it's still happy. :)