Saturday, December 25, 2010

A Merry Jolly Christmas!!

We had a really great Christmas! Heres the break down..
After telling the kids that they could wake us up at 5:55 I awoke at 4:30 remembering I never took out the dough for scones which we always have for Christmas breakfast! So I couldnt go back to sleep. Finally at 5:45 Kaden texted us saying Merry Christmas, our hint hint its time to wake up people!

So we slowly got moving and told them to get their teeth brushed and potty and all that good stuff. I went and got Malia out of bed, she was clueless for the first 30 minutes I think!

When we got them upstairs and ready to head out the anticipation, especially for Maddie was so cute!

Everyone headed to their toys (after a brief moment of Maddie thinking Malias bookshelf was hers). It took about 45 minutes for everyone to open their gifts, which was pretty good I thought! They all love their things. Santa was very smart in his shopping this year. He was very careful to not just buy crap but things that would actually be used or played with!

So Malias main gift was a nice big book shelf filled with new books, which she loves. She didnt give a genuine smile until she finally pulled down one of the books and started to read it!!

Maddies favorite gift ended up being a big dry erase board.. figures since she loves to draw!

Kaden got a lap top and Im pretty sure he is way happy with that! He has that thing figured out better than I have mine! Kids are to smart and savy!

Rich got an IPad which he has been figuring out all day and I got some new VS suits woohoo!!

Rich took the kids to see Gulliver's Travels this afternoon and I got a nap, cleaned the house and started Christmas dinner.. it was awesome!

Now we have played, danced and played and ate then ate some more! We are settling down for The Grinch Who Stole Christmas and then off to bed.

I hope you all had an amazing Christmas!

I am grateful for Christmas, the joy it brings the kids and how for this 1 day everyone puts so much effort forth to be happy and nice! And I am really grateful for the Birth of our Savior Jesus Christ and all the amazing gifts I have because of his love.

Here is a slide of our day and I caught a video of Kaden and Rich dancing their butts of with the wii.. it was awesome!


alison said...

sounds like a wonderful day. :)

Elizabeth said...

Merry Christmas! What a great family day! That is what it is all about ...right? Love the pics!

Angela said...

Wow! Sounds like your kids got some great things! You never mentioned what you got... :) I love relaxing days though and the dancing video is tooooo funny! I can't wait to try mine out, but I hope there is no video running while I am doing it!