We had Auntie Mayhem over for the holidays which was a great treat for the kids! They had a great time jumping on her and getting as much attention that they could from her!
Once she got the hang of it, my parents were able to Skype with us and watch the kiddies have some fun!
We enjoyed watching the kids unwrap presents especially Chicky. This is the year that she kind of gets Christmas but doesn't. So when it was her turn to open something she watched her brother than looks at the adults with this look of "I still don't get it!".
After the Christmas unwrapping we went over to my gal pal's place for dinner where she made enough food to feed the base!! It was yummy and we left there full, happy and exhausted!! The kids had a blast playing with their two boys and it was a Christmas just the way we wanted it to be. Relaxed!
And of course, Chicky's birthday was two days after Christmas (sorry!). So we had some friends over and enjoyed some cake that I lovingly put together! Some fun with the kids and sugar and we had a house full of giggles and a torn up bedroom! Which was fine since Ducky convinced me that his room didn't need cleaning prior to the party because it was going to get messy all over again. Point for Ducky.
Once the party was over though we went to look at the damage and his table had been flipped over, to which he said, "Don't worry mom, I'll clean it!" rolling his eyes with such length and drama which made me conclude that this move is hereditary! Once I pointed out I wasn't going to clean the room he said yes than realized what he was saying yes to. Point mom!
All in all it was a great holiday vacation and our plans for New Year Eve is to relax and stay in! It seems to be one of the only holiday where Cpl. Mayhem has been home for every year. Once the holidays are officially over Cpl. Mayhem will be in California training for Afghanistan, booo!