Let me preface this post by saying that my 4GB SD camera card ran out of room over the holidays. There were honestly thousands of pictures on there, and I'm scared to death to delete them before I back them up on the external hard drive. (I think I’m scarred from the virus that wiped us out… I need a digital intervention!) With that said, I am going to break up our holiday weekend over a few posts because the amount of cute, blog-worthy pictures is much too vast. Not only would it take me an entire week to hammer it out, but it would probably freeze your internet to download them all. I’ll save us all some trouble and do it the easy way. :)
Now that that’s settled… back to Christmas!
Santa Clause came to our house a little early this year because we had to travel, so on the morning of December 24th, Tyler and Caroline woke up bright-eyed and ready to flee downstairs. We’d told them before bed that when they woke up they’d have surprises from Santa, and they NEVER forget a thing. (Trust me, I am held accountable for every park visit or fun event that I promise them for sleep coercion). Although I had picked out special Christmas pj’s for them to wear to bed that night, Tyler had another agenda and decided upon a well-worn summer shirt and sports-themed fleece pants. Awesome! I tried that morning to change him into the intended ones (super cute… reindeer and all!), but no such luck. I will forever remember the “two’s” as the year of independence, and big events like this will help me when memory doesn’t quite serve. Haha!
As for their reactions, I can honestly say they were overwhelmed! They weren’t quite sure what to think at first, then it hit them that they had a whole living room full of fun new toys. The train table has been something they’ve loved every time we go to Barnes & Noble, and Tyler wasted no time getting straight to it.
Then they saw the double-sided easel… with chalk! And magnets!
(Isn’t Caroline’s bed-head the best?!)
Finding presents to actually unwrap was even more exciting-
“Oh gooness! A badybug!!” (I must say “oh goodness” a lot, because Caroline has definitely picked it up).
Then a soccer ball and goal for the all-star kickers.
Next were stockings…
And who would’ve thought, but these chocolate-covered peeps were almost as exciting as the real gifts.
Connor couldn’t understand why his stocking only had T-bonz and not peeps, too.
Santa even brought daddy a present! His new prized possession, a UNC jacket.
Mommy got new perfume and a book, but if you think I was going to be caught dead on camera first thing in the morning, you thought wrong. :)
Overall, we had a wonderful Christmas Eve morning and it was the perfect kick-off to the holiday weekend! Stayed tuned for the rest of our “Four Christmases!”