I finally woke up Mr. Sleepy Head at 10:30!
Graham noticing that Santa came!
Before the kids got up (we had time to kill!), Joel went downstairs and arranged all the kids toys in a fun way. He built castles, set up bowling games...even arranged the stuffed animals specially. It really did add to the Christmas magic. New tradition??
Onto the fun stuff!
We joked that our kids would have been happy with just their stocking! It's true. They each found something in their stocking that they enjoyed to the fullest. In fact, it was tough to get them to move on!
|Do you like our fake fire? Netflix has a show that was called "Yule log Fire" or something like that. Fire and Christmas music and no little ones could get burned. Ha!|
Graham loved this game! It's a game that has a pen and activity cards that practices letter, shapes and matching.
Macy's stocking was filled with shoes, little books, fruit snacks, and a candy cane.
He favorite was of course the candy cane. We let her eat a little bit of it, but we could not let such a tiny person eat all that sugar so I had to take it away from her after a couple bites.
Santa brought the cutest figurine of a Snowbaby, that looked a bit like Macy, playing in the pixie dust with Tinkerbell. Macy was Tinkerbell for Halloween so it was too perfect! Macy is kissing her figurine in this one awwww....
Graham showing off what he made for us in school. It a cute snowman candle holder. You can see it on the table in the above picture too.
This picture makes me laugh. Of course Macy was non-stop climbing on everything. Don't worry, she regained balance quickly. The look on Joel's face is priceless. :)
Some Of Graham's gifts included Lauri Berkner CD's, a CD player (that Macy promptly broke...*sigh*), Meet the Sight Words (ended up that he already knew almost every word in the series...oops! He still likes watching it though and it came with a bunch of early reader books and flashcards), and some dry erase activity books.
|Graham might be *slightly* too big for Macy's musical chair... :)|
Our "Christmas Aftermath'" wasn't too bad. Santa must have known that the kids would only open so many gifts, so each box contained several presents.
I think as parent we appreciate the toy refresh just as much as the kids do since we spend quite a bit of time playing with the toys as well. Thanks Santa!