Friday, December 25, 2009

Our Christmas Morning

We had a wonderful Christmas morning together as a family!  Katie Anne was so excited to go and see what Santa Claus had left her.  When Saunders and I woke her up on Christmas morning about 6:30 am (we have to get an early start to make my family's breakfast by 9:30), the first thing out of her mouth was, "I heard Santa Claus last night!  I heard his jingle bells going jingle-jingle-jingle!"  She was so thrilled about the whole thing, but she was very good and patient, waiting in her room until we got the video camera and digital camera ready.  When we said go, she took off running from her room into the living room, and she couldn't believe what she saw!

At first, she was a little overwhelmed by the whole thing, and she just kept running back and forth between everything, not saying a word.  After a minute or two, she was able to process the whole thing and started looking at her individual presents.  She looked at all her Santa goodies for about half an hour, and then we sat down to open presents from each other.  Katie Anne's gifts from Mommy and Daddy were mostly games this year - a Dora game for the Wii, an Elmo and Dora game for her Smart Cycle, Candy Land, Chutes & Ladders, and Don't Spill the Beans.  We also gave her a "Barbie wants to be a dog trainer" set and a Littlest Pet Shop set.  Mommy's gifts were a new cell phone, a Pandora Christmas tree charm, a book, a movie, and an I-Tunes gift card.  Daddy's gifts were a new black suit, several new dress shirts, a cigar sampler, a book, and a t-shirt that says "It is what it is." - which is his favorite saying, bar none.

Here are some of our favorite pictures of the morning!
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And, just a little note of explanation for one of the pictures ... Saunders regifted everything in my stocking.  They were all items and candy that he just gathered up around our house on Christmas Eve because he totally forgot to get me any stocking things.  So, that's why I've got that face while I'm opening my stocking stuffers - they were all things I'd bought myself or bought for other people!

1 comment:

cindy glawson said...

WOW! great pictures, especially the one of her running in to the living room. What excitement! Lots of wonderful memories.