But by 8:00, she could wait no longer so she went up to wake Preston. Shockingly, he wouldn't get up for her, so Steve had to do it. When he finally came down, he was so excited to see his stockings and Santa gifts. However the real excitement came when he opened his crane! Then when Pres opened his Caterpillar excavator that Santa gave him, he said "Santa must have gotten this in Peoria." That boy had us laughing so hard! His third gift from Santa was a marshmallow gun, which has given all of us a lot of entertainment. In fact, Steve thinks we should ask Santa where he got it so we could all have one!
Bennett was absolutely over the moon when she opened her easy bake oven and make-up! She wasn't as excited about her other gift from Santa (speakers for her itouch), but she has been using it all week, and is very pleased with them after all. It has been fun watching her dance with her friends.
Of course, we gave the kids a few items too, clothes, books and other practical items. Thankfully no one complained, and seemed genuinely happy with their gifts. After a few minutes of playing with their toys, we showered and headed over to Brian and Shannon's for breakfast and more gift exchanging among the children and to my parents.
|Bow and arrow set|
|Pres LOVED his dino pillow pet|
|B always likes clothes|
|Another baby doll for Henley|
|Hen and B fight over Lucy (two mamas in the making)|
|Sadly the best group photo was taken with a cell phone, and I can't correct their eyes|
Another wonderful Christmas, and thank you to our family for sharing it with us! Here's to one of the best years yet! Looking forward to 2013 and what is has to offer!