Christmas preparations start right after Thanksgiving with trekking through a tree farm to pick just the right tree, cut it down, drag it to the car, tie it on top and finally get it home. Then the decorating begins with…everyone’s favorite….detangling the lights and finding out which ones work and which ones don’t.
Corey, Kristin and Kasey did a great job decorating the tree.
I love watching the kids have fun with each other. Corey, Bradley, Kyle, Kristin and even Kasey play Magic the Gathering together. They play board games, video games and nerf wars. Everyone deciding which movie to watch can be quite the challenge. Hope and I join in the festivities too. When Abby and Megan come over it is like two more sisters.
My favorite part of Christmas is a loud house full of life!
The children had puzzles, clues, and a scavenger hunt to conquer to find their last gift. 5 - three clue hunts without them crossing over and finding someone else’s clues takes a lot of planning. Coming up with clues that are hard enough but not discouraging for them is not trivial but it is a lot of fun! I am not sure who enjoys it more, Hope and I or the children.
The video is of Kristin who struggled with her last clue. It's a little long but if you wait for the end, her reaction when she finally figured it out is priceless.