Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Time, Oh Christmas Time

Christmas morning this year was really lots of fun. With Chloe being 3 now, she was really into the magical-ness (I know that's not really a word) and wonder of it all. She sang Frosty 1 million times, Jingle Bells almost as much, and Santa Clause is Coming To Town at least as much as Frosty. It was non-stop Christmas music and I loved it (for the most part). She asked me often if she was on the naughty or nice list and then wanted to know if our Elf on the Shelf (Ernie) was going to tell Santa if she had been good or bad that day.
Anyways, back to Christmas morning...when we let the kids into the living room to see what Santa had brought, Chloe's eyes lit up and Brody's eyes...well, he was still half asleep. It didn't take too long though for him to wake up and realize what was going on. They each got the big things from Santa that they wanted. Chloe got her pink retro kitchen and pink computer and Brody got his basketball goal and Scout. Then they also got some extra things for being so good this year. Oh, and the big thing was that Chloe gave her passys to Santa this year!!! She got extra special gifts for each passy she gave (which was all of them). We told her that Santa took those passys to the new babies at the hospital for their Christmas presents. It's gone really well...actually, it's gone a heck of a lot better than I ever dreamed it would.
Here are some pics of the morning...

Brody's loot

Chloe's loot

The special passy gifts that Santa left

We left cookies and milk for Santa and oatmeal with glitter in it for the reindeer. We were going to spread the oatmeal and glitter in the backyard (the glitter is for Santa to be able to see our house), but we were informed by Chloe that it was too windy to do that.

Coming into the living room and seeing Santa's gifts for the first time

Opening a new Fancy Nancy book

He was looking at his new Mickey Mouse phone, but then heard Scout the Puppy say "I love you Brody" and that totally got his attention. That's why he's holding the phone but staring at the bright green doggie

SCORE!!! Slam dunk actually...

Loving the pink retro kitchen

Hard at work on her new pink computer


Brody enjoying his fun new book about farms

Gator much fun. Now if I can just teach the kids to STOP trying to whack each other with the clubs. I caught Chloe chasing Brody down the hall with a club the other night!!!

Brody enjoying the birthday cake we made for Jesus

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