Twas finally time for naps
And all through the mess
Not a creature was stirring,
Except for Dad on WordPress…
We had a happy and fun time Christmas morning and if the sight of family videos and lousy photography via cell phones doesn’t rub you the wrong way why don’t you grab some egg nog and sit a spell.
Christmas actually started a little early for our girls. When I got home from work Christmas eve I spied a box with their name on it by the front door.
Now if you have been following 3D for a while you may know who this is from.
Our girls are blessed with a whole stadium full of grandmothers that adore these girls. And every Christmas eve a box shows up on our doorstep from a very special grandmother. Here is a peek at some of the fun Christmas eve as their Holiday gets started 12 hours early…
But soon after some super gifts, church, and dinner it was off to bed to wait for Santa!
As usual, Christmas morning started way too early (this doesn’t happen at your house, does it?). The kids were up for hours while the parents were still in their PJ’s.
Knowing Aunt Sue would still be wearing her camera though I decided to wear my ‘Max-the-Dog’ Santa Clause hat to cover up some troubling bedhead and try to look a little festive!
Now it may come as no surprise to you but our girls were pretty good over all this year. The Clause’s actually think a lot of the girls and decided to leave each one a whole sack of presents for their very own!
Thank you Santa!
And so spying their booty bag of gifts the craziness began!
The girls tore into their respective bags. We had to separate the bags to keep from confusing who got what toy. They each got some things from Santa that they asked for and some that they didn’t ask for. But none of the gifts kept the smiles from showing!
Yes, Skylar could not be confused by Daddy and knew exactly what she wanted to do with her stocking money…head to the kid heaven of Chucky Cheese!
..and we are just getting started at this point!
I’m going to need some more trash bags..
Yes, this is our first Christmas without a fireplace and the debris was piling up. The girls didn’t notice though. They were just getting started as well.
Evidently Santa and his elves heard Dylan started school this year and some of her Christmas booty went to keeping her ‘Kindergarten fashionable‘..
Santa knew what Skylar likes too! And while Skye never asked for a special gift she got a surprise one any way….
Yes, ‘EVERY child should have a camera’ so they can take impromptu pictures of their Mom and Dad….and thus not use up so much data on their parents cell phone!
Santa was his usual generous self and nobody in the family was forgotten….
Now if you look at Chumley’s Christmas collar you may notice some Jingle Bells on it. He accepted the collar like a good sport and never seemed to notice the bells jingling every time he took a walk.
This actually helped to keep our whole house festive with the sound of Santa’s sleigh in the house. ….that is until we went to bed. Chum sleeps in Mom and Dad’s room and so the collar had to come off before he stuck one foot, er, paw on there. But the collar didn’t come off before I raced him around the backyard at bedtime!
This gave the whole neighborhood the jingling sound of Santa’s sleigh (bells) feverish tearing though the night time air, looking for a roof top to land on.
Now some of you may be wondering, did Santa remember Dylan’s special gift, the Stuffy? See if this smile and what’s under her arm can help you out….
Sorry, that is the most she would hold still with the Stuffy in her hands.
Now what about Daddy?
Do you think Daddy was good enough all year to merit some Christmas treasures?
Well, I got a very special Christmas bag from Santa under the tree too, filled with exactly what I want….
I also got some dazzling refrigerator art (for work) to remind me why I go to work in the first place…
Not too bad, eh?
I hear some creatures stirring in the house now. And I still have some ‘assembly required‘ on my To Do list.
But first I think I will get another bowl of this….
Have a very Merry Christmas everyone!
Thanks for dropping by!