Santa is awesome. :) Scotty said so. I tried to explain that we got him some presents too; he responded with, "yah, but Santa made them so the store could have them or you couldn't buy them." I just had to smile and say okay. :)
This Christmas Michaela was the first to wake up. I think she had set her alarm for 6:00am ...but according to my strict instructions she was not to wake me up before Andrea did. Of course Little Andrea woke up shortly thereafter and the other two kids quickly followed. Then the day began!
WOW! Scotty was the most excited to see that Santa had left him a huge magnet ball track that even I, myself, was pretty impressed with. I have a feeling it will remain on the coffee table for many weeks to come. Oh Good. :) Andrea loves stealing the balls from it and running off with them, making for some impressive showdowns between Scotty and his little sister. :)
Michaela and Sierra did pretty well in the gift department with "apple computer" gifts. We have decided that an ipod that we can download endless free games on is much better than the Nintendo DS... and it costs about the same too - BUT the games are free... or at the very most 2 or 3 dollars - AND all the games are always in it. So that is my advice.... skip the DS and get an iTouch for your kids. :) Plus, you can get your email on it... and watch movies! :)
It was a fun Christmas, and it even snowed... after it rained for a while. :) We cooked our turkey dinner. (Paul touched the turkey.) We had sweet potatoes and mashed potatoes... YUM. And we opened our Christmas crackers... Crackers are a tradition Happy brought with him. I had never heard of them before. It's a British thing I guess, huh mUm. :) Two people hold onto each side of the "cracker" and they pull. It makes a popping sound and out pops a present, some glitter, a joke, and a paper hat. :) Then you are supposed to wear the paper hat for dinner. Odd, I know... but we all know how those crazy English people do things. :)
Poozle with her yellow paper hat on. :)
So for the next few days we will play with toys and try to sort through the HUGE mess our house has become. Six people make for a lot of new things!! With a move coming up I will be trying to convince my children to "give up" some of their old things. :)
Andrea was a little confused why there was so much commotion as soon as she woke up. She usually has some quiet time with mommy and a cup of milk.
She is smiling mUm. She loves the little brown webkinz puppy. :) (See her holding onto her trusty brown bunny though...)
This is on Christmas Eve... I still can't believe that Denmark celebrates on the 24th. Why? If I was a little Danish kid I'd feel pretty sad that Santa was flying over my house and not stopping. So on Christmas Eve the kids get to open one present. (not because we are in Denmark, but that's just how our family has always done it... even when I was little... AND my parents would line us up like this and take our picture) Andrea would have been included to but she went to bed at 6pm on Christmas Eve and slept straight on through the night until 6:20am... it was her gift to me. :)