Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas was a Hit

Well I guess all our hard work and shopping paid off. We had a great Christmas and the boys had so much fun Christmas morning. They woke up at their normal time, 7:30am and came into our room to try and persuade us to get up. After a bit of family cuddling time, Rob went downstairs to make sure the video camera was hooked up, then he called us down. Spencer was the first one down and he went straight to his Santa gifts. Powerful Pokemon cards, Ladanian Tomlinson figure, and Charger ball cap! For Carter, a sweet car racing track with Hot Wheels. Very shortly after their discovery it was off to their presents under the tree. Spencer had organized all the gifts the day before into their own piles by name, so that they were easier to open, and he quickly opened his first.

But surprisingly, after his first present his focus changed to having Rob open the present that he (& Carter) had picked out for him. He insisted he open it and was so excited! Rob then opened his John Elway, Denver Bronco t-shirt, so sweet....and I was so impressed.

The rest of the morning was typical. Carter opening every present he could get his hands on, whether it was his or not, he didn't care. It was hilarious! He had such a good time ripping off the paper and moving on to the next. The front room was covered in wrapping paper and the presents somewhere underneath all the mess. We are so lucky and had so much fun. Thanks to all of you for the Christmas presents! WE love them!

For the remainder of the day, the boys just played and played and played and we were able to talk to most everyone even my parents from Germany, yay! -(I must say mom, I'm so impressed that you didn't even cry on the phone! You're growing up over there lady....luv ya!) Rob and I got busy in the kitchen making Stuffed Flank Steak in the dutch oven, roasted potatoes, Hawaiian Nut Bread, and garlic-bacon green beans. It was yummy! but it was a 3+ hour operation. (yes, sometimes we wonder why we always do this on the holidays) And then we had a Christmas visitor, Sister Pettey, who came over to see all the boys' lute. She's so great! The boys grab her attention and love it when she gets down and plays with them. After all the excitement and sugar, we finally put Carter to bed. I fiinished helping Spencer build his Star Wars Legos, which he is so good at, and then he went to bed too. I watched one of my favorite shows, especially since it was Christmas, The Family Man, and then we called it a day. Merry Christmas!


Wendy Christensen {Moments Like This} said...

Looks like you guys had a very FUN Christmas (sounds yummy too)!!! Merry Christmas to you ... We miss seeing you each week. :)

RP said...

What a great Christmas! I'm glad everything turned out great! Merry Christmas!