The kids claimed that they woke up at 3:45 and I’ll just say hallelujah that they were able to go back to sleep because, man alive, Santa and his elves were pretty noisy until super late this year.
The tradition is that they sit on the stairs at 7:00 and sing Christmas songs ’til we wake up. Again, our sleepiness wrecked havoc on tradition, but we eeked out a couple songs while Dave got the video camera ready.
Lu also got a little hamster zoo-pet thing or whatever they’re called, and this was the note Santa wrote to go with it:Lu was scared of it though, so not a huge hit. (And man oh man did I ever want to get the puppy…some day…).
We finally caved in and got an iMac. Oh boy were these kids happy. See how Grace’s in mid-air and Elle has fallen to the ground in excitement? This was a split second after Max ran out of the picture from sheer amazement to give us a big hug. (And Claire is wondering what the heck this thing is that’s creating all the fuss.) Man oh man it has sure been a hit around here. Little did we know that really, we could have just done the computer and not a single other thing the kids would have probably been pleased as punch about it.
Ever since Christmas morning, Lucy has been found here just about every waking hour:
Yeah, Claire’s present was the biggest hit in her book. She has drawn a bazillion pictures, which is awesome since she’s been using the easel instead of her own skin for her sketch pad.
And now we’re already on for the NEW YEAR tomorrow!
Happy New Year!