Thursday, January 17, 2013
Christmas Day 2012!
I woke up early christmas morning like I always do! It didn't take too long though for everyone else to follow suit. Jon and I got Wyatt up and changed. Then we went to wake Bentley and Bailey! When we told them Santa had come they were so excited. First we showed them the note Santa left thanking them for the Cookies and reindeer food! Then while the cinnamon rolls were cooking we took them in to open their stockings. It is so fun watching the surprised, magical looks on kids faces, when they see Christmas morning! I was even surprised and curious about what was a huge object under a bunch of blankets. Jon told me I had to wait until the end to look. After opening stockings we took a break to feed the kids so they wouldn't get cranky. I didn't want them eating a bunch of candy but now that I think of it a cinnamon roll isn't much better is it:) Next we had the kids open gifts one by one. They loved each one and even Wyatt got in on the fun. They all were for the most part very polite and waited their turn. They also got excited for each other's turn. Santa brought Bentley the blue scooter he wanted, and Bailey also got a pink one. Of course she wanted Bentley's since it only had two wheels and lighted up so I had to end up returning hers for the same as Bentleys! That girl reminds me of me and wants to grow up way too fast! Wyatt got some fun toys he has enjoyed as well as his own book. After the kids opened their presents Jon and I gave gifts to each other. Jon always seems to out do me in the gift giving department but he does it in a way to make me think I am not going to be getting anything... only to be surprised by a very thoughtful gift. I got Jon some things he needed and a few things he wanted. He got me a piano! I have always wanted a piano and felt that it would bring a special spirit to our home. I also wanted to brush up on my skills so that I could teach our children to play. The Piano is a gift that will keep on giving and I am so lucky Jon felt that importance too, and found me my beloved piano! I am so grateful to be able to have Christmas with my little family. Although we open gifts and participate in the commercial side, we are always aware that we are celebrating this special day to honor the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. What humble beginnings and what an example of a life he led. We are so thankful for his sacrifice and for preparing a way for us to return to our father in heaven.Bailey already trying on Bentley's things.