Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Day 2011

Christmas Morning the girls get up no matter how tired they are but know they aren't allowed to open presents until I get up...and they aren't allowed to wake me up either! It's sorta like waking a grizzly bear from hibernation....

They know that they must also let me take their pics in front of the tree. No ifs, ands, or buts. I try to keep it sort & sweet because there are goodies to be opened!!Marissa had circled a doll house in the Toys r Us catalog (along with other fun stuff), I asked her about it & she said how she really wanted one. Gianna had gotten one a few years back but doesn't always share, etc. I was a little skeptical since she's 10 & not little anymore so I talked to Joe about it he said "Go for it. Every little girl dreams of their own dollhouse", so I bought it. I didn't get a pic of her unwrapping it since it was too big to wrap, and I didn't get a pic of her face when she saw it for the first time either (mom fail) BUT she says it's her favorite gift! So worth it.
Gianna was happy with her gifts too. She's the more exuberant one & squeels with delight over every gift! Easy to please.

Marissa could easily get lost in a book & was excited to get this one in hardcover.
See what I mean? This girl is easy to please! ;) Both girls were really into "Monster High" dolls. I love that they're still into dolls! Yes they enjoy their electronics, but will easily play dolls too.

As for Joe & I we don't have pics of us opening presents. I had serious bedhead & had the same jammies as the girls. That's all you need to know! ;)

We got Joe some DVD's he's been wanting as well as an ipad 2. The man is so hard to shop for!! I know he likes playing with mine but know it would take him awhile to get one for himself so I went for it. He already loves it!

I got some assorted packs of page protectors from Becky Higgins' Project Life kit (not doing PL but I wanted the page protectors) & a few boxes of the grid journaling cards. The girls got me some GC to Michael's & itunes. Joe also bought me hoop earrings, a few DVD's and.........

a Silhouette Cameo!! I can not wait to play! Though I need to learn how to use it....

To top it all off Joe got me a MacBook Pro! I did not ask for it, in fact it intimidates me, but I hear it's very easy to use (BTW--I'm blogging from my trusty Dell laptop since I'm still learning how to use it/setting it up). Joe said he heard how it never gets virus' & since I may or may not have had some virus issues in the past few years he was sold! He really, really spoiled me this year. I know I am lucky to have a generous husband like him, he is truly one of a kind. He puts up with so much from me, especially the last few years (but that's a different post).

Of course with all the fun comes the cleaning up. We did it in stages starting with all the wrapping paper.

After the chaos, we all agreed it was time for breakfast!

Hoping everyone had a wonderful & Merry Christmas!


Valerie said...

Your hubby is awesome Sara! Definitely a keeper, enjoy those new toys!
I love that you got your daughter the doll house. We had a hard time buying for our 8 year old - it's such a hard age...I hope they stay little as long as they can!
Merry Christmas!

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Valerie said...

oh my gosh, sorry for the 4 comments!

Carla said...

omg, what a wonderful christmas for you and your family! You got a cameo and a mac book pro? Wow!!!!!! You lucky girl you!
...this chickie got the cameo as well. Love it!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great Christmas! Joe is a good guy! You definately should keep him!