|The cousins (minus C)|
|Anna Piggy Jr.|
|Ballerina and AP|
After the service, we drove out to the fairgrounds to see Santa's Magical Village - a huge Christmas light display. It was beautiful and the kids enjoyed it. On the way home, we stopped at the hospital to see Robb's mom so the kids could wish her Merry Christmas.
Finally, it was time to send all the small people off to bed, and Robb and I went to work getting everything together for Christmas morning. Robb had already assembled the basketball goal and 2 soccer goals, but still had to finish assembling the soccer kickback and put the goals out in the yard from where they were hidden.
|The Boy's stuff|
After looking at all of their new things and eating breakfast, they opened their presents to each other. It always blesses me to see how they (usually) put a lot of thought into each other's gifts. Later that day, we went back up to the hospital to give Grammi and PopPop their gifts from us. Robb had a blanket made for Grammi that had pictures of the kids throughout the past year on it.
|Little Red's stuff|
|Sassy Pants's stuff|
|Soccer Girl's stuff|
Day after Christmas - We woke up to snowfall. It was absolutely beautiful. Pictures from that are here. The kids got to play for a while, and then we all got ready for church. After church we came back home, and the kids went back out in the snow. It was a nice, relaxing day at home. Until that evening. We got a call from Brad that Robb's mom had passed away. Robb left to go up to the hospital, and I told the kids. They were heartbroken, especially The Boy.
|Some of the girls together|
|Opening the camera|
Like I said earlier, the reason for Christmas is not family; it's Jesus. Having the opportunity to spend the time with family is an added blessing. I am so very happy that we were able to take all of the children up to see their Grammi one last time on Christmas.