Santa came!!! We woke up at Nannie & Grandpa’s house to see so many wonderful gifts, and we couldn’t wait to run down the stairs and see it all! Christmas morning is always so much fun!
-Abby, Emily & Ben
Emily decided to sleep in, so Ben & I had to hang out in Mommy & Daddy’s bed, waiting in anticipation… We couldn’t wait any longer, so we had to go wake her up- Sorry Em!
We could see all the gifts from the upstairs landing, and were pretty excited!
I was so excited that I ran right past the bike I had asked Santa for! He was very sneaky hiding it behind the chair so we couldn’t see it when we were upstairs!
I found it pretty quickly though, and was VERY excited!
He even left a note for Emily saying that he stopped by our house to pick up her bike for her! He put a bunch of new touches on it to make it super special for her! He shined up the wheels, put on her training wheels, got a new bell, new streamers, a basket and a new LaLaLoppsy helmet for her! She was SO excited!
While everyone was busy behind the couches looking at our new bikes, Ben was helping himself to the stockings!
Santa must have known how much we love “Little House on the Prairie” because he brought us the first 3 seasons!
Emily was great at finding every present with her name on it! Preschool is really paying off!
Ben loved his GeoTrax remote control trains and his barking, flipping puppy dog! Santa knew just what he wanted!
He was much better at opening presents this year than he was last Christmas!
I think EVERYONE’S favorite gift from Santa this year was Ben’s remote control trains!
He can even do them by himself!
Daddy was in LEGO heaven!
Emily loved her “Alice in Wonderland” toys from Nannie & Grandpa!
Abby can’t wait to start trying to read her new Madeline books!
The best gift from Nannie & Grandpa were the Merida costumes, wigs, bow & arrow sets & movie “Brave”!
Ben loved his car ramp from Nannie & Grandpa too!
We gave Nannie the greatest present of the year! A squatty potty! For those not faint of heart, you can check out a video here:
We thought we were getting it as gag, but it turns out everyone loves it and wants one of their own! Even Emily asked daddy if we can get a squatty potty for our house!
When Bridget, Kevin & Liam arrived, Abby finally received the ONE gift she asked for this year… Super Princess Peach for her Nintendo DS! She was pretty excited!
Mommy sent Daddy to the store with us to pick out a special gift for Liam from us, and we came back with the perfect gift: a stuffed Zombie that makes creepy Zombie sounds! Uncle Kevin appreciated it
We had fun celebrating Liam’s first Christmas with him…
Family is what Christmastime is all about, and we are very thankful to have a great one! Merry Christmas from our family to yours!
Here’s a little glimpse into our Christmas celebrations this year!