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Friday, December 28, 2007

Hey look I found my camera!

Yep I found it! It was in the pants pocket of the pants I was wearing earlier in the day before I changed into my Christmas clothes that I got.....yes I'm a dork.....

So here you go. The kids on Christmas eve in their new Christmas jammies. This is a tradition for us. I always buy them new pajamas and they open those on Christmas eve so they open their Christmas presents in the morning in fresh new jammies! My parents did this with us when I was growing up and I always loved it so I have always done it with the kids as well. I have always gotten the girls princess jammies from the Disney store so this year I orded them online. Joshua is wearing Pirates of the Caribian sleep pants and Izzaks say Ford on them. Notice my skinny son? The picture doesn't actually show it really well but he has a pretty muscular chest for an 11 year old, always has.


My sad tree.....it was frozen solid when we got it and when we put it up it was a little crooked. I always let the kids decorate the tree so all the ornaments tend to be at their height. This was on Christmas eve before I went to bed when the gifts were all out.

The kids on Christmas morning looking very tired (it was 5:00 am). Getting ready to look in their stockings. Izzaks stocking is the one I made for him when he was a baby. It has a little teddy bear on it that I embroidered and even though it looks kind of little kiddish he doesn't mind because I made it for him Kenzie and Josh have stockings I bought and Maddies used to look like theirs but we couldn't find it after moving and when I realized that all I could find was one of the inexpensive kind. I found princess stockings to make for them today though for next year and will have to look for one for Joshua now that I can make for him.

Opening gifts!

Kenzie picking up Kodiak while opening gifts. I like to annoy people by making everyone open one gift at a time and only one person opening a gift at any time. They complain but I like to see everyones reactions to their gifts and besides it takes me forever to get them all wrapped it better take them longer then 20 minutes to unwrap them all!

More unwrapping, see the puppy under the couch?
Kodiak climbing unto the couch trying to help Maddie unwrap with Kiska under the couch near her feet
As Kenzie says her "most favorite gift she has every received!" Yes she told me that. She has been asking for an easy bake oven for the last several years. I finally gave in. We'll see if I'm kicking myself for it later. For now she has to wait till we move to try it out.
Kodiak and Kiska having breakfast.

Kids playing Littlest Pet Shop Monopoly at our friends house on Christmas.

10 people had something to say:

Amy said...

What a fun Christmas! The puppies are so cute.

kitten said...

Glad you found your camera! I got me a new one for Christmas! Gosh! looks like you had a wonderful Christmas like I did.
Hope you have a wonderful 2008!

Squishy Tushy said...

Looks like a great Christmas was had by all!!!! Your kids - and puppies - are all so adorable!

Steffi said...

It´s nice to hear that you found your camera!Your pictures are very beautiful and it´s nice to see your kids again!

That Chick Over There said...

We also do the new pajamas thing! I didn't do it growing up, but I've always done it with my kids. :)

coloursofdawn said...

It looks like they had a great time and like their new jammies. It looks like a great idea, and I think for immediate family and small groups opening one at a time is a good idea. It is much like a meal otherwise, where you spend hours preparing and it is all over in 15 minutes. Sometimes the build up is so long and the event so short; it is great to lengthen it. I love that we do holidays for a couple of weeks with dinners and visiting people and relaxing.

Debbie said...

What a delightful looking Christmas Eve and morning.

We do the ne pyjama thing, too. This year, though, my husbad got a bee in his bonnet about making sure they were washed before they could wear them. Something about phermeldahide. Sigh. I get his point but it kinda ruined the moment! So, I washed them and they were ready first thing in the morning.

I also love the idea of making the kids slow down while they open. I think it brings home the point of gratitude for all that they're receiving. Each gift is special. Lovely idea.

Well, nice to see pictures again, and I look forward to catching up with your news in the New Year.

wolfbaby said...

when my kids are older i think i will try that making them open one at a time thing;) looks like fun!!

Peter said...

I luv to see all the photo's and a delight it was too... Does show the true importance - that of children - at Christmas ...

Now I knew of Kodiak - but how come you have 2???? Guess my absence I will need to read back some...

A neat idea of one present at a time and by one person only --- Although with my abundance of selotape and if necessary glue to secure a gift wrapping - eternity springs to mind..

A joy to read and view - thanks.


HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL TOO AND IN YOUR NEW HOME FOR 2008

Melanie said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas! We always did the new pajamas when we were kids too. We've started it with Hailey too.