It looks like there will be plenty of family fun at the Gosselin house this Christmas season. Kate Gosselin tells OMG! that although they typically spend Christmas Eve with their father, Jon Gosselin, this year they are letting the kids decide. “They’re at the age now where we ask them,” Kate tells omg!. “So they basically dictate it and they want to be home Christmas and the days surrounding it.”
Kate indicates she has had quite a bit of help from her twins, Mady and Cara, decorating the house for the holidays. On November 23, 2012 she tweeted:
Mady and Care were even allowed to set up a Christmas tree in the bedroom they share. Kate shared this about the girl’s enthusiasm for the holidays: “Mady and Cara are so cute; they shop for each other with their own money and they hide in the store from each other,” she says proudly. “They’re so fun just to take shopping because they genuinely really think through what the other wants.“
The younger six are also quite enthused and have been making a list and checking it twice even though Kate says they don’t “do Santa.” Kate and the kids share the holiday spirit by participating in Toys For Tots. As Kate said of her children, “They cannot imagine kids that don’t have Christmas.”
And if life isn’t busy enough for Kate this holiday season, she is once again running in the Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon this coming Sunday. Last year she ran the full marathon but this year she opted on doing the half. She finds it nearly impossible to find time raising eight kids and training for a full marathon but does want to run a full marathon again. She is setting her sights on the New York City Marathon and hopes to have all of her kids there to watch her cross the finish line.
This Sunday as she runs in Vegas they will all follow Kate’s progress from home with text messages: “They are lined up to get the text notifications [with the runners’ times], and that’s really exciting for them.”