Monday, January 12, 2009

A Belated Christmas Report

Well, I am a bit late to post about Christmas, but better late than never, right?

I had to work a lot on Christmas Eve - got home at dinner time and we had pizza...then the kids opened their new pj's and got all cuddly. We read them a Christmas story and sent them to bed after singing a few Christmas songs.

It took them a while to fall asleep, so Santa was delayed until pretty late this year! Finally, it was safe to have the old guy come and put out the finery. Some things required more assembling than we expected, but it was finally done.

Christmas morning came and the kids, true to form, woke us before 7 am. They were very excited, and it was hard to hold them off while everybody went potty, got diaper changed, etc. They trooped into the living room and magic had arrived! The boys each got an Indiana Jones mountain playset - they both had been begging for this for months. Emma got a Baby Alive doll and Alyssa a Pat Pat Rocket (Little Einsteins). They played for a while, then wanted the goods that were wrapped under the tree!

More fun things - Zach got a gameboy and games and an MP3, and Emma and Reagan got Leapsters...among some other items - they were all thrilled - we did pretty well this year! Alyssa was more impressed with what everyone else got - but she eventually warmed up to her fridge farm, play food, and baby doll.

It was great - they plugged into those electronics for hours - not something we normally allow - but, hey - it's Christmas, right?

For lunch, we headed over to Grandma and Grandpa's house and they brought their electronics with them - we had fun with the family and played Cranium...

All in all, a great day!

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