Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Day

Thankfully we all woke up reasonably healthy this morning. Brian had bribed the little ones to stay in bed until 7 a.m. so we got to "sleep in" a bit. Everyone seemed very happy with their gifts.The little girls both got DS games today, as well as American Girl Dolls (Molly and Emily) from Santa. The bulk of their presents were movies, books and art supplies. They have left a steady trail of activity through the entire house (see pics at the bottom).

The family received Band Hero from Santa. They enjoyed playing it today. Anything that gets all of them involved is a great thing.

At some point during the day, some of us felt the need to crash.

T-Rex got a much wanted erector set, an ihome, and a bunch of cooking things. She currently thinks she wants to be a pastry chef and open her own bakery. Fine - although she made a lot of chocolate things that are still in the fridge, so I think we'll be visiting folks with homemade chocolate creations over the next few days. She also loved her art materials, crosstitch, jewelry making supplies, clothes, movies and gift cards.

Big Al wanted a hammock for Christmas..... unfortunately she didn't tell me until November and of course they can't be found in stores. She thought it would be a quick run to Pawley's Island for their handmade ones (3 hours of a very boring drive), and when I finished laughing at her I simply said no. Lucky for her, Santa found one on Amazon with free shipping. Her other Santa gift was a ripstick (pretty sure its going to be the reason for my next ER visit with a kid). She also received jewelry, books, clothes, and a bunch of gift cards. She is ready to go shopping TOMORROW to spend it all.

Cheesie wanted a snuggie VERY badly, and it isn't something I would normally buy (I don't "get it" at all), BUT it was on her list and I found them on sale, and in kid sizes - and what I buy for one little girl, generally needs to be purchased for her sister and roommate. Oma sent Big Al hers. They think they'll be great for the car.

Playing Aunt Lori's game - Hedbandz. We're thinking about adding our own pictures to the game to expand it.

The afternoon carnage - at this point everyone had pulled out parts of everything and spread it around the living room, and kitchen.... thankfully they cleaned up the mess in the library.

The little girls received a LOT of art things, including these cool easels with drawers and they found a lot of time to paint. This was a good Christmas, with lots of family time together. We did cancel meeting with the rest of our family today, so we missed that, but we'll catch up with them soon.

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