Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas (Un)Wrap Up

It was a very merry Christmas in our house. The day started surprisingly late, since Amelia didn't get up until 8 a.m. I'm sure that won't happen again next year!

Amelia was excited to see if Santa had come, so first we checked the stockings. Then we checked on the cookies and carrots. As it turned out, Santa ate the cookies, but the reindeer must have been full because, much to Amelia's surprise, they didn't eat all of the carrots!

Amelia was surprised to find the reindeer didn't finish their carrots.

After some debate about the best way the protect the boys and the Christmas tree, we decided to put the boys in their high chairs to open gifts. It worked well. They were entertained enough by all the wrapping paper and excitement to not mind being trapped in their chairs. We'll be wishing we could do this in the future, I suspect!

Dad helps Sam open one of his presents while Alex and Isaac wait their turns.

Amelia, of course, needed no help at all with her presents. She was already thrilled with Christmas by the time she opened her stocking, so the presents under the tree were just the icing on the cake. Oh to be three years old again!

Amelia opens Hungry Hippos. I had forgotten how loud that game is!

The boys' big gift was an activity school bus. It's large enough for all three of them to play with at once, though it does have a critical flaw: only one steering wheel. And, of course, more than anything they love to climb on it. Perhaps we should have just bought them monkey bars!

Christmas 2009 ~ Isaac, Alex, Amelia and Sam

I hope you enjoyed your Christmas as much as we enjoyed ours!


1 comment:

Emily said...

Sounds like a great Christmas! I should have thought of the high-chair restraint on Christmas morning. That would have resulted in fewer pieces of wrapping paper being ingested! Have a Happy New Year :)