I was thrilled! Yea! And still am!
Well then the rest of the day, Hannah, Jeff, Clint and I went and did some last minute Christmas shopping. Then, we went back to our parents home and we all feasted on our tradition of potato soup and all varieties of cheeses and bread. (and other yummy stuff). Then, we had our little Christmas talent show. Calvin and I played a duet of "Frosty the Snowman" on the piano. Calvin just started learning to play in October and he is doing really well so far. Then, my Dad led us in singing a poem about making a snowman. Then, my brother and his son, Nigel sang the 12 days of Christmas. Then my other brother and his wife read a story about Rudolph and every time he said Rudolph the little kids would jingle their bells. They liked it for a while but then their attention spans were running out, so he skipped a few pages and ended. Then, my other brothers wife and their daughter did a presentation of their daughters FAVORITE show. They live in San Diego and they go to the zoo, which is within walking distance of their home. Their daughter, Scout, LOVES the sea lion show, so she acted it out for us. It was so cute! I only got the last part of it on camera.
Well, then we put our kids to bed and the few of us that still had some wrapping to do met in the ping pong room and finished wrapping and such. Then, came Christmas day!
Here are some pictures......
The kids are waiting to go into the room to see what Santa left for them. Oh yeah, do you like their p.j.'s?
Elsa loves her jump rope and headlamp that Santa left in her stocking.
Elsa and Abby both wished that Santa would bring them a giant lollipop. Then he surprised them with a scrumdidiliumptious bar from Willy Wonka. (They love those movies)
Abby loved getting her candy cane lip gloss.
Elsa got beads to make a necklace and little artist trading cards that she can draw her masterpieces on then trade them with her friends.....or anyone.
Calvin wasting no time eating his Willy Wonka bar.
Cute little Abby with her head lamp on.
What is it? According to Elsa's face, it's something really good!
Yeah, it's a leapster 2!
Yeah, clothes! I think Mom was more excited for him to get new clothes then he was.
Dallin got Calvin's name. He made him a checker/chess board and painted each checker piece with each chess piece on it. Does that make sense? He worked hard on it and Calvin liked it!
Elsa got Dallin's name. She was so excited to give him this little dog that she painted and this box that she decorated for his Lego mini figures.
Calvin got this shirt and another one of the same theme. I always said I would never get shirts like this for my kids. I mean really, why give them more excuses not to do their homework. But these were so cute and I figured Calvin gives me excuses anyway. He loved them.
Abby loves her "candy necklace" that Aunt Danielle made for her.
The boys got lego sets, that's what they asked for.
Hide yo' kids....hide yo' wife! J/K That was for you Hannah. Elsa loved her "Candy necklace" and her real candy ring.
Abby loves her new clothes
Elsa loves her "girly" legos and Dallin loves that now she doesn't have to go into his room and get into his. Everyone wins!
The boys love their nintendo mag. and subscription. And they all loved their gift cards. Thanks Aunt Steph, Traci, Aunt Danielle, Uncle Anthony, and cousin James.
Yeah, they got a little video camera!
Elsa got 2 books from her teacher, Mrs, Atherton
Yeah, new movies! The Blind Side.....great movie!
Toy story 3......very cute!
....and Call of the Wild.
Getting his lego game ready to play.
Putting together his Star Wars set.
Cute little Rebeca, Jordan's daughter. Norah, Hannah's daughter
Cute Camille, pregnant with little Bradley Davis.....Micah's wife
Eating her lollipop. Lucky for Laurel or Maisy, it broke. She gave that piece to one of them. I can't remember who it was, but it was sweet of her. Literally. :)
Dallin putting his Atlantis set together.
Maisy and Abby....Laurel and Maisy LOVE Abby. They followed her around and always wanted to play with her. Abby loves them too.
Just hanging out before we get into our presents
She really did like this.
My cute Grandma Dahl
Elsa enjoying her lollipop. Her broke too.....she also shared with her little cousins.
Sweet Nyah. Tavan's little girl.
She and Abby got along very well.