Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Day 2009

We always wake up in our own beds on Christmas morning. Usually, the day is spent in pajamas, opening presents and playing with our new toys. We generally do not go anywhere on Christmas Day because that day is just for our family.

This year the kids all woke up around 7 o'clock and one by one they all tiptoe into our bedroom to tell us that Santa did come and that there are lots of presents. Keith and I tell them that we'll be out in a while. They all go back to the living room to count presents, shake presents, and speculate what could possibly be in some of them. They all know that they cannot open any presents until everyone is in the living room. Keith and I held them off of opening presents until about 8 o'clock and then the flying of wrapping paper could be seen.

Then Keith made a big breakfast with waffles, biscuits and gravy, and eggs and sausage. Snacks were had throughout the day and then we had a big supper with ham, potatoes and corn. We played games throughout the day and just relaxed. We had no intention of going anywhere and the snow blizzard just confirmed that as the day went on.

Erica and Ashlin patiently waiting for presents.

Justin waiting for someone to say that it is his turn to unwrap.

Ashlin with her new marker color book.

Santa came through and brought us a Wii. With all of the snow this came in handy for entertainment.

Waiting for the next presents.

Cara had a hooded puffy vest on her list of items.

Erica holding up a new fleece hoodie.

The three girls unwrapping their new razor scooters.

Justin was a terror unwrapping presents.
It was a good, but different Christmas with all of the snow. The kids and I did not leave the house from Tuesday afternoon until Sunday morning. Everyone stayed busy playing with new toys, trying on new clothes and just relaxing.
Take care,


  1. It looks like you had a great Christmas! So glad to see that Santa brought you a Wii. We should get together for a Wii party soon!

    Hope you have a great week!

    P.S. I love Cara's vest!

  2. Looks like a fun Christmas and the kids all enjoyed their gifts! We've been bowling with our Wii -- so much fun! Perfect for the snowed-in Christmas that we all had!


  3. What a great Christmas even with the Blizzard. Glad the kids enjoyed the Wii and all of their gifts. I can't believe you held them off for an hour, you are good ;).

  4. Our oldest son got a Wii, too, and loves it! So much fun and something everyone can enjoy hopefully.

    Glad you had a good holiday!

  5. Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas and the blizzard was a wonderful excuse to stay in and enjoy all the new gifts!