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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Christmas in Kuwait

Once we were home from Abu Dhabi, we had a small Christmas at home, opening the gifts we hadn't loaded up in suitcases and brought on the plane with us.

Of course, empty wrapping paper rolls become Light Sabers...




The morning started with stocking stuffers...




...then we moved on to the present passing-out...


(just wouldn't be Christmas without the "yule log" on the TV ;) )


Two excited kiddos...


(They look REALLY grown up to me in that picture! )


Ok. So our kids are FAR from perfect siblings. They fight and argue and are downright mean to each other sometimes. I know that's pretty normal and it's just a fact.
But sometimes, they can be so incredibly sweet to each other that I worry my heart may just explode...
Since they were about two, we've taken them, separately, shopping for each other, and as they've grown, they've become really intentional about selecting something their twin would really like...as evidenced in the below picture of Sister's gratitude when she opened the penguin and turtle lovies Brother picked out and wrapped for her...


Sister picked out a tiger shark lovie and some glow-in-the-dark snakes for her Brother, which he really liked.
She also made him this Yoda mask...

...which he super appreciated...



Look how cute he looks, and how proud she looks...
I die.


Sister also crafted me some sweet presents as well!








When I'd taken the kids to pick out something for their Dad, they both picked out Rogue One t-shirts, and there was ZERO convincing them otherwise =)



I'd snagged a few things for him when I was home in October, like a Giants tshirt...

...and a Kurt Vonnegut quotes mug...
(I know that picture has really bad lighting, but I was super proud of hitting the nail on the head with my David gifts this year and want them to be immortalized in blog world for years to come...;)  )


The Boy was the recipient of a Nerf Dart Gun, and since that morning, everything we own has been the recipient of a Nerf Dart being shot at it...


And of course, David was on put-together duty...


We got the kids these really fun remote control cars that can off road and flip over and keeping going and light up...







They each also received a new pair of How To Train Your Dragon jammies...

...which is good, as Sister had been previously refusing to acknowledge that her other pair, in size 4T, were too small for her...




The rest of the day was spent hanging around the house, relaxing and playing...it was a low-key, happy Christmas Day!


Brother taking "stockings" a little too literally....




Ya get sunglasses in your stocking when you live in the Middle East...



Playing games that evening...



And there you have it, Christmas 2016 on the books ;)

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