Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas Fun!

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

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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!

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We could see all the gifts from the upstairs landing, and were pretty excited!

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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!

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I found it pretty quickly though, and was VERY excited!

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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!

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While everyone was busy behind the couches looking at our new bikes, Ben was helping himself to the stockings!

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Santa must have known how much we love “Little House on the Prairie” because he brought us the first 3 seasons!

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Emily was great at finding every present with her name on it! Preschool is really paying off!

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Ben loved his GeoTrax remote control trains and his barking, flipping puppy dog! Santa knew just what he wanted!

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He was much better at opening presents this year than he was last Christmas!

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I think EVERYONE’S favorite gift from Santa this year was Ben’s remote control trains!

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He can even do them by himself!

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Daddy was in LEGO heaven!

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Emily loved her “Alice in Wonderland” toys from Nannie & Grandpa!

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Abby can’t wait to start trying to read her new Madeline books!

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The best gift from Nannie & Grandpa were the Merida costumes, wigs, bow & arrow sets & movie “Brave”!

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Ben loved his car ramp from Nannie & Grandpa too!

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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!

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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!

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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 Smile

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We had fun celebrating Liam’s first Christmas with him…

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Family is what Christmastime is all about, and we are very thankful to have a great one! Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

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Here’s a little glimpse into our Christmas celebrations this year!

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