Monday, January 2, 2012

Christmas Day

Christmas Morning was awesome. It couldn't have been any more fun. I woke up at 6:30 sure that the kids would be up any min and since they didn't get up till 7:15 I took pictures.
There was proof that Santa and his reindeer had been by. Which the kids loved seeing.

I was glad to capture a picture of them walking out to the living room and seeing all the stuff.
Their first thrill- the small play house for Bailey. It took them a minute but then they saw their scooter and tricycle and were off. :)

The noise of them on the toys woke Drew and when he came out we opened stockings, and Santa gifts. Then all other gifts under the tree. It was a lot of fun. They really enjoyed everything they got. Santa, grandparents and mom and dad got lots of thank you's that morning.
After all the presents were opened, we took a picure of everyone's loot.

My stuff (well the Wii games were for the family)
 Don't feel bad for Drew, he also got a Kinect that we had been using all week:
 Next we ate breakfast. Which is a tradition of Christmas Morning Bread  (similar to monkey bread- a friend brings it to us on Christmas Eve) and Sausage Souffle.

Breakfast was nice and enjoyable. While we were all sitting eating Drew and I once again used the opportunity to talk about the true meaning of the season, and why we do presents on Christmas. Bailey woke up while we were eating, so she ate and then got to open her gifts. Which she had very little interest in so Autumn opened them.
I love this picture of her though, in her house- looking at all her gifts.
 What was nice about church at 12:30 is we had plenty of time to take all the toys out of the packages, install batteries in everything and just play for awhile. I love this picture of the kids playing a new game.
One of my favorite things about Christmas time? Going to church and seeing all the kids in there Christmas garb. Plus dressing my own kids in it as well. Seriously- I can bribe this girl with anything and she can't keep her eyes open for a picture.
Thankfully- after church I realized if I turn the flash off, Autumn's eyes stay open. :)
We hope you had a wonderful Christmas as well.

1 comment:

Cindy Ardis said...

Thanks for sharing your Christmas morning with us. Looks like you had the perfect time!