Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Day Fun

The kids actually slept in today!! We heard them around 8am and decided to get things started. Grace was still out so we woke her up, this was her first Christmas at home with us, so we just couldn't resist. Didn't want her to miss out on anything. As you can tell from the pictures she was still kind of sleeping : )

Santa tricked the kids this year and put the presents in the family room and not under the tree in the study. Jake was the only one upset, the other kids caught on quick and rushed to the other room. As is our family tradition we read the story of Jesus' birth before letting them tear into the gifts.

Hope's favorite gift was something Santa got on clearance after Halloween. She keeps saying she is going to be a brain surgeon when she gets bigger. Santa found this amazing costume for her and a medical kit with a brain book!! She hasn't taken it off all day!!

Hope all of you had a very Merry Christmas!! Oh, I won't be able to post for a couple days but promise to give the answer to our new place of residency on Monday. It's nothing as glamorous as England or anywhere like that. Another hint. Google Pink Panther.


Anonymous said...

OwensCorning in Toledo, Ohio??????? Not too far which is great so we can still see You!

Steve and Jan said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Thanks Anonymous....It all makes sense now. I've seen that commercial a million times, but didn't think of it. :-)

Glad it's not France....although that would have been really cool!!


Mom To Six said...

Looks like a great Christmas. That was funny about the Santa's Christmas trick...heh!

Wonderful pictures.


Keisha said...

Great Pictures of the kiddos waiting patiently! LOL! We do the Christmas story too! I think it's great to help the kids understand why we celebrate Christmas!
~I can't wait to hear about the new move!