Friday, December 28, 2012

White Christmas

When we woke up Christmas morning, the kids were thrilled to see that Santa had come. It had been a wet and stormy night, so the girls were relieved!  It was time to scope out the loot!

Graham's haul included a car ramp, a giant Elmo, and Buzz Lightyear!

He was excited to see a familiar face in Elmo that morning!

Sydney had requested a "real" scooter, and Santa delivered!  A Barbie scooter with a personalized license plate, no less!

Clare has thoroughly enjoyed the karaoke machine she received!  Casey and I may have questioned Santa's judgement a few times, but she loves it.  She loves to sing very loudly!!!

Jane was the lucky recipient of a cool color-yourself dollhouse and some new markers.

After we went through stockings and tried out all of the Santa gifts, we opened presents from each other.  At our house, when you are five, you get a Bible. Jane and Sydney can't read yet, but soon enough!

Everyone got new pajamas!

Clare was happy to get an alarm clock that wakes her up with music, instead of an annoying buzzer.  It's the little things, you know!

Sydney loves this Fairy Garden.  We are hoping the seeds sprout soon!  She has sprinkled lots of pixie dust on them!

Casey and I also got some really thoughtful gifts from the kids.  Clare got me some new pens, because I can never find one when I need to sign her school folder.  :-)  Graham got some new puzzles and books, among other things.

Believe it or not, we still weren't through!  We headed over to my parent's house for another round of Christmas.  We had two delicious meals, received lots of great presents,

and we enjoyed spending time with Nathan, Megan, Brody, Mamma, and my aunt Jennifer.

One of the best parts of the day was when the snow started falling.  Man, did it fall!  Nothing like snow to add a nice jolt to the day!  We headed outside and got this picture.  I love it!  It was snowing so hard that you could hardly look at the camera.

It was a Christmas we won't soon forget!

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