Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Morning!

Ty and I woke up first on Christmas morning. We watched "A Christmas Story" and had some delicious hot apple cider. We were very excited for the kids to see what Santa had left for them so we finally decided to wake them up (They never sleep in, but of course on Christmas they could have slept all day!)
First stop: Stockings!
Max got a bag of marbles, a harmonica, an electric toothbrush, peppermint crunch junior mints, cocoa puffs, and a train whistle.
Mia got barrettes, sunglasses, trix cereal, a toothbrush, lollipops, and a flashlight.
With the stockings emptied we moved on to round 2: presents!

Max was so excited he was shaking.
Mia was thrilled to open her first package and find a new baby doll. She could have been done with Christmas at that point! She was very satisfied.
We were able to talk her into opening a few more gifts. She got a brand new Snow White barbie doll. It came with a hairbrush and Snow White looks very interesting!
Max had wanted a gun so we got him a nerf dart gun. I thought it would be safe, but sadly Zackary was hit right in the forehead :(
He was fine though, so the darts continue to fly!
Breakfast was some really delicious and fattening cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing. mmmmmmm
Please excuse the no makeup and lack of hairdo. Ty bought me this sweater and I was very excited about it!
Zackary is the spit up king and ended up enjoying Christmas morning as a nudist. He now has his own stuffed animals and some car seat toys!
I think the big hit for Max was his batcave. Even Mia wanted to play with it, but Max would not let her put her doll inside.
Mia spent the rest of the morning reading books that we did not get for Christmas. Go figure :)
She is pretty cute though!
For our big Christmas meal I cooked a ham and scalloped potatoes! I have never cooked a whole ham for just our little family and I think we have enough to last us several weeks! It has been a great day so far! This afternoon we are playing with our new toys and eating pumpkin roll for dessert. Merry Christmas!


Sheffer Family said...

What a fun and delightful Christmas! We love your blog so much and check it at least twice a day! There couldn't be a cuter family anywhere! Merry Christmas!

Jean said...

Christmas was so fun for you! We had a wonderful day here too. Your mom creates a special kind of Christmas magic for so many people. She had her missionary dinner, with the gift exchange with the surprise ending where the missionaries take everything home, a special "family dinner" for Josh, Stephanie, Jamison, me, and Mia and Keith, the gathering at Robyn and Bob's ( Robyn had a bad knee and Mia did most of the work), and then, of course, the fabulous Christmas morning brunch. It was all so very warm and delightful. Josh is astonishing. Marriage and the Coast Guard have really worked a wondrous change in him. Jamison is so happy. He is like a really big Christmas elf. All in all, it's been a great holiday. We love you and miss you, but the blog helps a great deal.

Love, Grandma

The Traylor's said...

I love all the pictures! Sounds like you guys had a great morning. Love the new sweater...Ty did great. And you look fab....even without makeup and your hair done!