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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Christmas Morning


Carli asked for two things for Christmas:  a bike and a pogo stick.  We are pretty sure that she got up in the middle of the night and took a peak at the Christmas tree because the first thing she said Christmas morning from the hall was, "Where is my pogo stick?!"  Yeah, Santa fail on that one!  We told her he must have left it at Grammy & Pa's house because Grammy told us she found one there...saved by the grandparents!  Ha!

 
Carli got a new Tutu.
 
 
We would have never thought that the new hats would have been such a hit!

 
Ava got really good at opening presents and was not very patient about waiting her turn!
 

The girls in front of the tree and Ava with her new Tutu.

 
Carli ever so carefully opening her present.
 
 
Sporting their new bathrobes
 
 
Helping Daddy open his presents. 
 

We tried to keep with the four present rule:  Something they want, need, wear and read.  We had the read and wear down.  The problem is that they didn't really need anything and they wanted everything!  ha!  So their "need" were new beds that we ordered a week before Christmas and probably won't get here until the end of January.  Their "want" were new bathrobes with slippers.  They did end up opening four presents each and that was nice.  They also had some full stockings to explore.  I like the four present rule.  It helped a lot in figuring out what to get Keith!  Plus it helped keep the budget in check and not go overboard with too many gifts.  I think it is something we will stick to in the years to come.

Our Christmas morning was awesome.  The girls had a blast and Keith and I did as well.  After we got things cleaned up, it was off to celebrate Christmas with some extended family in Fairfield.

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