Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas Y'All

I swore when I moved to Texas I would never talk like a texan. Well....it seems to be seeping in to my vocabulary, so what the heck. I hope all y'all had a wonderful day today!

Last night kids were in bed early and sound asleep shortly thereafter. Of course Ahren is just getting over a cold, both Kaytee and Ashley are getting sick, and everyone was really tired. Santa was able to deliver his goods early too, and get a good nights sleep. (wink, wink) 

This morning started around 6:30 am, not too bad. We got cameras set up and lights all on, and then yelled GO. Levi came flying out of the bedroom, found his pile and dove in. Ahren stood in the middle of the room, blinking and looking dazed. He couldn't find his pile (the only other pile of toys in the room) and he couldn't figure out what was going on. I'm not sure what that was all about. He had been awake for a little while and was bright and perky before this. He finally saw his toys and wandered over. The only thing he touched was a small Sponge Bob stuffed toy which had been sitting on the seat of his pedal go-cart. He didn't even notice the go-cart. 

While Ahren was in his daze, Levi happened to notice that there was a light on outside and looked out the window behind his pile. He started jumping up and down and making small squeeky noises. Finally he yelled....DIRT BIKE! Sure enough, Santa had left a real (very small) dirt bike on the patio. This is the ONE thing he had asked Santa for. Ahren realized what Levi was so excited about and came to look too. He was so happy for Levi!

Then Ahren began to get the hang of things. He started looking at his presents, falling instantly in love with his real cowboy boots and hat. He tried out his go-cart (in the living room) and loved it too. The girls helped him open packages so he could try out his new things. 

We took a bit of a break and then sorted out the packages under the tree and began the ritual of 'youngest to oldest' opening presents one at a time. There were a ton of presents but we tend to wrap all sorts of oddball things, Vitamins, socks, underwear, a couple of empty boxes, etc. At our house, you just never know what you will get! It adds to the fun. 

We ate bagels and cream cheese, laughed and played, and enjoyed our very first Christmas all together. (Last year Ahren was here but the girls were with their Dad on the actual day). Now we are all just sitting around, playing with toys and having fun. Kaytee and I even took a spin on the dirt bike (photos later). 

My deepest heartfelt wishes that you and yours had a wonderful, magical day today, full of family and laughter, love and messes. And even if you do not celebrate Christmas, I wish these things for you. Everyone deserves a day like this!

1 comment:

ManyBlessings said...

Merry Christmas to your family from ours!!! :)