Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Morning -- Santa Visited!

I can't even describe how excited Ledger was for Santa to come visit.  We baked cookies.  We tracked Santa on the Google tracker.  We even called him and left a message for him on his answering machine. (What's Santa's phone number?  1-951-262-3062)  So when we tucked him in tight for the night, he couldn't stay in bed.  He bounced around like a crazy kid for about an hour until he finally fell asleep around 10:30 p.m.  Mommy and Daddy had a lot of wrapping to do, so we were up late trying to finish some last-minute wrapping and assembling.  After all of that, Chris and I finally got to sleep around 2 a.m.  But Ledger just couldn't stay in bed.  I heard his door open about 3:30 a.m. and he went out into the living room to see if Santa had already come.  He had, of course.  So Ledger saw all of his presents and checked that the cookies were eaten and then snuck back into his room.  And then he was AWAKE and bouncing around his room in the wee hours of the morning.  It took about an hour to get him back to sleep, but he did finally sleep.  Until 7 a.m. when he just couldn't be contained any longer.  We took video of him coming into the living room for his big Santa present reveal... but since he had already seen his presents, we didn't get the reaction we wanted.  Oh well, he still LOVED the giant pirate ships that Santa brought him.  Santa brought Locke a Plasmacar and as soon as he saw it, he hopped right on and started riding around the living room!  I think Santa did well.  After a few minutes of play time, the boys opened their stockings and the presents from Mommy and Daddy.  I think that everyone was very happy with their gifts.  And Chris surprised me with an extra gift -- a Hogwarts prop letter used in the first Harry Potter movie!  I loved it and was truly surprised. We had a wonderful family Christmas morning leading into a very nice Christmas Day.  (Click to continue on to Christmas day...)

This is the closest I could get to getting a picture with the boys together.

Ledger loves The Little Mermaid.

Daddy surprised Mommy with an additional gift -- a REAL Hogwarts letter used as a movie prop.

Locke got this inflatable pirate ship as a ball-pit and the boys love playing in it.

1 comment:

  1. The most magical time of the year! Ahhhhh, making wonderful memories of family time!