Christmas Morning was magical. The kids are at such a fun fun (trying) but fun age. Everything is magical to them! We had some good girls and boys at our home this year…or maybe a Santa that is learning grace along the way!
Wait!What’s that?! Santa always leaves a note in the tree (he always did at my home growing up!) and this year it was attached to some yellow yarn!
The children were nestled all snug in their beds…and the floor…and wherever they fell exhausted from celebration!
Good morning! Preston got up at his usual 5-5:30 and spotted the gifts. I had some major distracting with delicious chocolate milk. That boy loves his milk. He thankfully got back in bed and stayed there!
Preston was just as excited about the cookie left behind as the gifts to be opened!
I got two beautiful silhouettes of my precious children!!
Glad my man is easy to please…a tie clip and some awesome tooth paste! Luke discovered this toothpast after jake left some at our house, and he couldnt get over how efficient it was! haha! He got some from me and my mom, so he should be set for a while!
Kate asked for a washing machine, a baby bouncey seat, and a pink and purple mixer for her kitchen. Most random gift list ever, and the elves had to work really hard to make all of these things for her. And bless her heart. When she walked out and saw her pile of wrapped gifts, she said in a truly sweet voice, “well, Mom, I didnt really want a washing machine.” Poor girl didnt think she got one. Break. my. heart.
Kate got a bouncey seat, a pack n play, and her mixer.
Everytime Preston got in Santa’s lap, he asked for “Toys!” No specifications, just toys.
Preston got a Jake telescope, Jake figurines, a Mickey Ds cash register,and then his big gift (below).
He had to try out the new bouncey seat.
Fun bath toys in their stockings!
He was cracking me up sitting on his gifts.
Yes, my kids had name brand fruit snacks wrapped up in their piles.
Kate spotted the note attached to the yarn…
so we followed it…
and then she saw…
Her bubblegum pink washer-n-dryer…and let me tell ya, this thing has been empty all of two minutes since it was discovered. Preston also found a work bench that the elves found in my parents’ attic unused from Jakey-poo.
Bitty immediately went into the bouncey seat and another baby went into the pack-n-play.
We were supposed to be at my parents by 10:30, so we had the perfect amount of time to play with our new toys, enjoy a cup of coffee, and get dressed to go over the river and through the woods. Jake was so sweet asking what Santa brought.
Kate saw something she liked, and Megan with the creepy elf child.
Does every family do these stair shots? Youngest to oldest!
Santa left a stocking full over there too! And then my camera died :(
The rest of the family comes over for brunch, we all take naps, and then we go to a movie and to eat Chinese (well, Lee Kahns…my fave!) We saw Wreck it Ralph and I was very pleasantly surprised. I hadnt seen anything about it, but I loved it…and both kids lasted through it!
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ~Norman Vincent PealeChristmas is officially blogged…check them out :The rest of December, Gingerbread House Party, Dec 22-23, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day !