Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Morning and All the Fun That Followed

Santa came without fail this year and brought us everything we asked for...


Including a white Christmas...


I was sure that Addie would be out of bed at the crack of dawn, but to our surprise, we had to go wake HER up! When we opened her door she shot right up and said "MERRY CHRISTMAS!" She ran down the hall, into the kitchen, into the family room and straight for....the fireplace? I guess the presents under the tree weren't enough proof that Santa actually came. She had to check the milk and cookies first :-)


And so did Blake...


But then she spotted it...


The gift she has been asking for all year...a new PINK BIKE!!!


Her reaction to the bike wasn't as wild as I thought it would be. She just looked at it and whispered "My bike!" with a big smile on her face. We told her that there was a seat on the back for her baby and that's when she went nuts. She just started yelling "Santa brought me a new baby too! Oh my gosh! Amazing!!" I guess it is a pretty damn good thing that Santa did decide to get her a new baby at the last minute...


WHEW!


While Addie was ripping through her gifts, Blake just kind of cruised around. He was more interested in the opened gifts, but every once and a while he would pull at some paper...


And then he spotted his train table...


I am usually a bit of a neat freak, but I love looking at all the damage after Christmas morning. Can you spot all three of my kids (no I'm not talking about Eric :-)...


I was talking about Howie, who was in doggie heaven playing with his new squeaky duck...


Before heading off to the next stop on our Christmas marathon, Eric helped Addie take a little cruise on her bike. She still doesn't have pedaling down, but we have a lot of time to practice before Spring...


After a quick change of jammies, we headed out the door for Mima and Papa Davis' house!


Addie was so excited to see all the presents...and Papa Steve :-)


My MIL Patti always makes us a DELICIOUS breakfast, and the kids usually help...


You know...while the adults stand around and drink...


After our yummy breakfast, the kids were really starting to get antsy...


I can't imagine why. I am sure it had NOTHING to do with all these presents...


I find it fascinating how quickly kids can open a whole room full of presents. It's like they don't even look at what they got...they just just rip through and toss paper until there isn't a package left! Aunt Dana was there to supervise...


The kids were totally spoiled again! Addie got a ton of great stuff, like a new Pottery Barn kids backpack, some Leapfrog toys, a bunch of Barbies and clothes, and her favorite...a pink piano!! Blake was spoiled too. He got a new basketball hoop, a sleeping bag, some new trucks and movies, a T-ball set and some other outdoor toys, and his favorite...the Little Tikes bowling set. He played with this thing all morning!


Nia and Nolan were also spoiled of course, and Nia ended up getting this Nerf Dart Gun. Now...this gift was for her...but my husband spent most of the morning playing with it. Boys never grow up do they? Ha!


After a fun-filled morning at Mima and Papa Steve's house, it was time for a nap so that we could rest up for Eric's Aunt's house.

Last year, we received some big news at Aunt Sue and Uncle Earle's house. They let us know that my cousin-in-law Katie was in the hospital having this little guy!!


I still can't believe Cole is already a year old!!!

We spent a lot of that night catching up and sharing some laughs...


But the real excitement came when Santa decided to make another visit. The girls waited impatiently by the window (in their matching dresses that Mima gave them for Christmas :-)


And then he arrived!


And Addie was jumping up and down with excitement...


She couldn't wait to thank him for her bike...and her new baby...


Blake wanted to thank him too, but only from the safety of my arms :-)


It doesn't matter anyway because these two wouldn't leave his lap :-)


It's hard to believe that Christmas is already over. I think it is safe to say that ALL the kids had an amazing holiday and even though we are sad to see Santa leave...


We have a YEARS worth of toys to play with until he comes back :-)

I hope all of you had just as much fun as we did this Christmas!!! Ho ho ho!

2 comments:

  1. Looks like a lot of fun! :) Now, what did Santa bring Jen???

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  2. Ok, first -love Addie's bed head! Second, a Cabbage Patch Doll??!?! Gee, I probably could have 'made' you one! HA!!!

    That was so nice of "Santa" to make his appearance! Anyone figure it out?

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