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Monday, January 3, 2011

Christmas By The Numbers

Christmas lasts FOR. EVER. in our house. 

It starts in mid-December and doesn't end until days after the actual holiday.  Just as it gets to the point when I'm certain my kids are going to expect gifts from the waitress at the Eat 'N Park it ends.

I am truly grateful for the amount of family that feel blessed to dote on my children, however, it gets to be quite overwhelming and I often pray that they would just stop.

That being said I thought I'd break it down for you by the numbers.

Number of Christmas celebrations including Christmas Day:  6
Number of presents each of my kids received:  25+
Number of repeat presents:  3
Number of outfits oldest received: 15
Number of batteries needed:  21
Number of fights refereed over winter break:  32
Number of smiles:  833
Number of breakdowns:  27
Number of Excedrin needed:  12
Number of nights spent away from home:  3
Number of presents my dog received: 8 (seriously?)
Number of Red Bulls I drank:  6
Number of times I laughed:  1,498
Number of times I counted my blessings:  over a million


Starting the celebration at my Aunt's house December 11th



The weekend before Christmas at a park near my  mom's house



Celebrating with my mom.



Oldest on Christmas Day with her pogo stick.




Middle G with a new outfit on Christmas Day.



Little G with some mighty beans and a new DS game.




Grammie G opening a gift.



My three kids with their great-grandmother.



My dad and Nana.

Here's hoping your Christmas was just as crazy as ours.

4 random thoughts:

David Allen Waters said...

looks like a wonderful time was had by all:)

septembermom said...

So are you going to try the pogo stick? All great pictures. I broke up a good number of battles too. Love your list. All those laughs are priceless, aren't they? Happy New Year!

Becca said...

I loved this post! Sounds like you guys had an amazing holiday! I loved the Excedrin number and of course the red bull too!! The pictures are all great as well!

Jenners said...

That is some serious Christmas you do!! And your dog got more gifts than I did!

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