Sunday, December 25, 2011

12/24-25/11: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Festivities

We had another wonderful Christmas and Santa was extremely good to the kids.  Here they are with Santa Fred on Christmas Eve.  It was always my tradition growing up to open presents on Christmas Eve when Santa drops them off so we continue to do that now.  We do save some for the morning, but it is so fun to see the kids get excited as they see Santa go by the window.
 Almost present time, just have to eat dinner and hang out a bit.
 Santa Fred is all ready!
 Evan watching the window for Santa.
 Lauren watching.
 He came!  Let the ripping of Christmas wrapping paper begin!
 Lauren asked for everything Hello Kitty, and she got it!
 And Evan wanted everything Angry Birds which he also got.
 Checking out all the gifts.
 Fred was happy, Santa brought him a new bed.
 So cute, Lauren wanted to give Evan a big hug to thank him for his gifts.  They both shopped for each other at the Holiday Fair at school and got each other great stuff.
 When we woke in the morning it was snowing!  Very lightly but snow none the less.  Made for a little Christmas Magic.
 Christmas morning, round 2 of presents!
 And Lauren got an Ariel costume.
 Ok, that tree is quite full of gifts!
 Ready to go to Uncle Lou's on Christmas Day.
 The cousins.
What another great Christmas!  We are all truly blessed.