Let's wrap this bad boy up, 2010 that is! This year, we were lucky enough to have my side of the family down to our house for Christmas. We had a blast, and it was so much fun to see the kids Christmas morning so excited to see what Santa brought them. There was quite the discussion on how Santa would get inside. We don't have a fireplace, therefore no chimney. I had no idea how to answer when approached with the question, but Hudson quickly decided he could just come through the skylight. They were pretty concerned that he would try to sneak in their room. But a promise that Pops would sleep on the couch, and a baby gate across the hallway, seemed to put the boy's minds at ease. Ella on the other hand, wanted him to leave the presents in the driveway, and have Pops go outside and bring them in. We promised her Santa would come no where near her room, and she reluctantly agreed to go to bed. So after Christmas Eve service, dinner out with the family, brand new PJs, milk and cookies for Santa, and reindeer crunch for Santa's hard workers, the fun began. After the kids went to sleep, we wrapped presents, got everything "Santa" ready, and made breakfast for the next morning. I was so excited for the next morning. Jake and I had a blast shopping for the kids and I just couldn't wait to see their faces in the morning. We went to bed WAY too late, and were up bright and early at 6:00am to get the party started!
The kids were so excited about making a special snack for the reindeer. They were especially excited when I told them they got to use the mallet. I don't have a meat cleaver, but a mallet seemed to work just fine.
Santa's milk and cookies and reindeer cruch for Rudolph
Attempt #1 at a group picture
Attempt #2 - Charlie would be climbing on the TV trying to get Santa's snack
Attempt #3 - Not quite
Attempt #4 - Ella is yelling "Just. Take. The. Picture. Already"!
Huddy got a bike, helmet, kneepads, elbowpads, riding gloves, a firestation, coloring book, toothbrush, Diego undies, a movie, and sunglasses.
Ella got a bike, helmet, kneepads, elbowpads, riding gloves, Barbies and a carrying case, a gLee magazine (which is ALL she asked for), toothbrush, undies, movie and sunglasses
Carter got a bike, helmet, kneepads, elbowpads, riding gloves, a spaceship, coloring book, toothbrush, Cars undies, movie, and sunglasses
Charlie got a bike, helmet, kneepads, elbowpads, a Chuck Truck, coloring book, toothbrush, Matchbox motorcycle, movie and sunglasses
I think Santa did GOOD! They also got Wii Mario Kart and wheel remotes, and each of them got a Toy Story doll (Woody, Jesse, Buzz, and Rex), from Jake and I.
It was an absolute blast! By far the best Christmas we've had with the kids, and I just know they will keep getting better!