Thursday, January 5, 2012

Christmas #1

After much anticipation, Christmas Eve was finally upon us!  I think we could have put our kids to bed at 6:30 and they would have gone without complaint because Santa was coming as soon as they were asleep!  Austin made a last ditch effort to ensure Santa knew he belonged on the nice list.

 

 

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Dear Santa

I don’t know if the Polar Express is real.  I did play with my sisters.  I also want a Padme and Iron Man set.

Love, Austin

Unfortunately Santa had already packed his sleigh for the night and he received neither of his last minute requests.  And, had Santa decided he would just stop at Target on the way to our house, he would find that every single Star Wars action figure was wiped out from the shelves that night.

Never fear, Austin reacted with great enthusiasm the next morning towards every gift he received.  Expressions like “I’ve wanted one of these my whole life” were plentiful.

 

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Ellie spent her down time between presents thinking about her next present.

 

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Riley had the best reaction.  You see, she asked Santa for a horse.  This was no surprise to us because she loves horses right now.  Santa was eager to please and gave her a cute brown stuffed horse.

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Her reaction was as follows:

<Gasp!>  It’s a horse!!!!……huh.  It’s stuffed.

And then she pretty much tossed it aside.  Luckily, Santa and I were on the same page.  I’m not sure we have the room for the real thing.  She has since decided that her horse isn’t too bad after all and has named it “Whippy”.

The kids had fun shopping for Rob this year.  Guess who picked out this shirt?

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Once all the presents were opened we went straight into cussing out the toy packaging companies, and then playing with said toys.

Like aggressively putting on make-up from new little make-up sets.

 

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And having all the ocean creatures migrate across our kitchen floor.

 

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We really enjoyed our Christmas morning!  Plenty of time to play and relax and enjoy each other’s company!

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