Christmas morning preparations began the night before. When we got home from looking at Christmas lights, all three kids were asleep in the car. The older two never even opened their eyes when we put them in bed. I can't say the same for the little one. She hates her crib like crazy and that night was no exception. So, with great angst, I brought her downstairs and laid her in our bed. Scary, since that was going to be our workshop, but I had no other option! Thank goodness none of them woke up while Santa's elves were hard at work.
|Santa's elves had already assembled the two bicyles and the four wheeler, but he had to put together the doll house and kitchen. He was very thankful they didn't require too much assembly.|
|Lila was the next one awake and stumbled out of our bedroom with very sleepy eyes. Those eyes immediately opened wide, though, when she saw this cool princess four wheeler, baby doll and kitchen that Santa brought for her!|
|Jackson decided he could wait for the outdoors and instead opted to check out his new Bat Cave toy. Everyone thought it was super cool.|
|"Ho Ho Ho!" Mrs. Claus and two sweet little elves. Doesn't Lila look like she just got here from the North Pole?! That hat pushing down on her ears is too funny!|
|Jackson was really excited to get a Nintendo Wii, too. He looked at us and said, "Johnny did good!" Thanks, Johnny the Elf, for coming through so well and telling Santa exactly what the kiddos wanted.|
|Since Lila loves playing dress-up in my shoes, we got her some of her very own high heels. She was trying so hard to be a good mommy to her brand new baby and still be fashionable in her heels!|
|Maddie gave Jackson this cool spiderman car and he gave her this barber shop chair so that she can do her doll's hair. They both really contemplated what they should get for the other one and I think they did great.|
|After we opened all of our presents, it was time to sample the much anticipated Monkey Bread!! And it did not disappoint. All five of us just devoured it.|
|Then we got dressed and headed over to Gigi and Boom's for more Christmas fun. The first thing they noticed there were these fun bean bags--a princess one for Maddie and a baseball one for Jackson.|
|All of us girls. Meme was there, too, we just didn't get her in this pic for some reason. |
It was a little chaotic!
|Madison loved her new Rapunzel doll...|
|and Jackson thought his very own shaving kit was too cool.|
|Lila was in heaven with her new triplets--although we all agreed that they were a lot of work! |
These babies cry, giggle, talk, etc. Can we say high maintenance?! Pretty appropriate if you ask me. Payback is harsh sometimes.
|Jackson couldn't even open anymore presents until he tried out his new clubs. Boom took him to practice at the PGA store a month or so ago and said he did really well.|
|Both his dad and granddad are secretly hoping he's the next golf prodigy.|
|After lunch we got to open more fun presents--these princess Barbie dolls |
were another of Maddie's favorites.
|By 2:30 this little girl was running on fumes, so we had to go home for a good nap.|
|After a few hours of recharging, this girl was ready to go! She was so excited to get this double stroller when we got over to Memaw and Poppi's house.|
|We were so glad to be able to see Pa and Roxie Hays.|
|Memaw had been busy making everyone a feast. She even took time to bake these Santa cupcakes for Jackson because he had pointed them out in a magazine.|
|After dinner it was time for more gifts. Here's a pic of the scene before the craziness began--I so wish I would have taken one after. You couldn't even see the floor--it was amazing!|
|One of the kids' favorite gifts was this 5 ft fall castle from Uncle Scott and Aunt Lyndsie. It has been residing in our study and they love to color it and then play in it with their dolls.|