Thursday, December 25, 2008

Our first Christmas at home!

This was our first year for the kids to wake up at their own house on Christmas morning! We've always spent the night with my parents, which was fun and special and had become our "tradition", but it was also nice to sleep in our own beds this time! Jared let them come in one at a time so they could each have a "moment" to see what Santa had brought.
Jack waited so patiently as the last to go...just look at the anticipation building!
Note to year, do a better job picking up the room before Santa arrives, so we can tell what exactly he brought!
Maddy left Santa a note asking for him to leave her one of his sleigh bells, but he wrote her back saying he needed them to finish his big night, but he left her this newborn FurReal panda instead!
If Jack had gotten nothing all Christmas except this "Electro" and the other 2 Spectacular Spiderman toys he asked for and got, he would have been fine! When he opened his first present on Christmas Eve, from Dani & Poppi, (A NERF SHOOTER) he immediately started to have a meltdown because it was not these 3 Spiderman toys. Once we explained he'd asked Santa for those toys and that these toys were ADDITIONAL TOYS from family, he was okay. What kid gets upset at getting MORE toys than what he asked for?? Next year we'll know better!Luke slept through the morning's festivities, so I posed him by his gifts from Santa while Jared loaded up the other kids to head over to Memaw's!
Maddy adjusting her crown from the "Pirates of the Caribbean" costume Santa brought her:
The annual "Exactly WHO are these toys really for?" picture...Daddy loves the Transformers!
Caring for the newborn panda
Noah as a Jedi Alien or Alien Jedi, not sure which...

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