Sunday, January 5, 2014

Santa, I know him!

The next Christmas celebration took place in our own home.
We got home from Mima & Papa's and O put out the cookies and carrots for Santa and his Reindeer. Owen had a hard time getting to sleep that night knowing what would come the next morning.. I'm sure the Christmas Eve insomnia will only get worse as the years go on!

Owen & his tiger, 'Ralphie' looking for his name on the presents.

Millie woke up about an hour after Owen, so we had some playing to do before she woke up. I found this pink tent/ tunnel at a garage sale. Owen an Ralphie enjoyed it.

Stacking cars always passes the time =) 
Sweetsie woke up and needed her snuggle with daddy.  
Santa brought hot wheels and a track for O & a baby doll for A. (Owen thought that is what she would ask for). Mommy and daddy brought toys that involve learning, creativity, and math...dinosaurs. Something different! 

This is a set of 'Very Hungry Caterpillar' books that stack. There is a plum, orange, strawberry, watermelon, chocolate cake, etc. I think this is my favorite gift.

They opened, "God's Big promises for Kids" together =)

Shape cupcakes.

Medical kit. Millie took temperatures for us...unfortunately her own would rise later that day =(

She opened a musical instrument puzzle.

And of course O got new undies.
Mike and I talk until we are blue in the face about how to strike a balance between the fun Santa stuff and not going overboard. How do you do it with young kids? Do tell!

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