Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas 2010

Merry Christmas dear readers! If you are not family by Matt or myself then I give you a free pass to skip today's blog. Today's post should be more about the gift of salvation through Christ's birth (which we are beyond thankful for) but what you'll see if you keep reading is an over-abundance of gifts.

According to the children this was the best Christmas ever. They've had, respectively, 6 and 4 Christmas' on which to base their decision. Which, if you ask me, is an ample amount of time.

Last night I told L and T they could get up at 7 o'clock in the morning. On a normal day Lauren would come into our bedroom, while Tyler waited outside, and ask if she could go downstairs. Today, instead of checking in with us first, she and Tyler went downstairs to check if Santa came. While down there they emptied their stockings! and then made their way back up-stairs to wake us up.

And now for the gifts from SANTA!

Purple Unicorn Pillow Pet

Pillow Pet in the shape of a Doggie

American Girl Doll
(Lauren is beyond excited!)

Nintendo DSi
(this is Tyler's "beyond excited" face)
While Lauren's American Girl Doll "Little Lauren" got comfortable we opened the mountain of gifts under the Christmas tree. Little Lauren ended up following us. Can you spot her?

the Kung Zhu pets were a big hit

ornament painted by Grandma Jan

Kung Zhu Battle Arena

the pile of wrapping paper
After all the gifts were opened it was time for some serious playtime. Lauren spent many hours playing the Wii...Littlest Pet Shop and My Babies First Steps were her top favorites.

Tyler divided his time playing Mario on the Nintendo DSi...
and Mario Kart on the Wii.
I feel some rules and guidelines regarding computer/electronic/tv time are in our near future.

Lauren and Tyler also received their very own LAPTOP COMPUTERS! (Thanks G'ma Jan & G'pa Michael (I think.))
Now there will be no more fighting over who gets to play on the computer. Unless Little Lauren insists on playing as well.

Matt and I also got some great gifts but we had the most fun watching the kids open and enjoy their presents.

I may have to agree with Lauren and Tyler about this being the best Christmas Ever because although, it's very rare in Atlanta we enjoyed a snowy white Christmas.

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