Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Christmas Morning

Christmas morning, we woke up around 6:45.  Isla hadn't slept well, so I  felt like it was a lot earlier!  We did stockings first and Isla got these Elmo and Cookie dolls.  She loved carrying them around.

Isla instinctively went for this box and started opening it. 
And found a new baby in the top and began pulling at the doll.  We had to get it out for her to walk around with.  The rest of the box had a cute push pony/stroller thing for the doll and a little doll bed.

Miles' big gift was this wonderful easel and art supplies.  The boy loves his crafts, painting, coloring, etc.  He has used it just about every day since!

Isla got this cute little bus with peg people from Uncle Tyler (who couldn't make it over the mountains for Christmas).  She enjoyed playing with it very much!
It is always so much fun to see what everyone gets!

Miles loved opening his gifts.  He still asks if Santa is coming tomorrow.  We tried to emphasize that these gifts were from family.

He got this cool batman kite from Uncle Tyler.  He loved it and begged to try it out.  We've had some windy days, but it has been a very cold wind.  Hopefully it can make its debut flight soon!

Ben got a whole box of Chuck Palahniuk books, all signed.  He's working through reading all of them.

Everyone had a great time!  Christmas is always so festive :).  Side note:  notice Grandpa Tom and Uncle Danny with their bows.  Danny forgot to take his off and actually wore it around quite a bit of the morning.  It stuck well :).

Here's a pic of some of the damage :).  Isla got that bear (affectionately names Sioux) from Uncle Danny.  It is an University of North Dakota bear.  They are changing the mascot this spring, from the fighting Sioux (to nothing, I think), so Danny is making sure everyone has some of their gear :). 

After playing for a while and eating breakfast, we cleaned up and headed down to Grandma and Grandpa O's house for more festivities.

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