Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Morning Festivities

The kids slept until nearly 7am this morning!! Then they came out to check out their Christmas stockings. Christmas is really so easy with these guys. We don't really emphasize the whole Santa Claus side of Christmas. We don't exactly have anything against Santa Clause. I just can't get into the whole madness that comes with telling the kids to go tell Santa what they want for Christmas, and then me frantically looking for that item, or explaining why Santa can't/won't/isn't going to be bringing that item. Keith and I would rather research 5 or 6 things that we think the kids would enjoy and wrap those up for Christmas.

We've been following the kids' lead when it comes to Santa Claus. We had agreed that if the kids ask about Santa presents, we'd just say Santa filled their stockings. Today, nothing was mentioned about the big guy in red. It was just a fun day of exchanging presents with each other and having fun.
Daniel had been out shopping with me on the day that I purchased this spying scope. He was so excited to see it appear wrapped under the Christmas tree.

Joshua was thrilled to get some Coast Guard Legos.

Megan is holding a little high chair for her play kitchen area.

Grandma and Grandpa gave each of the kids a nice bean bag chair. The kids are thrilled!!


Rachel H. said...

I really like your approach to Christmas. That is how I would like it--don't know if I can convince the other half though...might try though. :)

What great gift ideas. You are always so thoughtful and in tune with your kids. I love that about you!

Dayfamilyof4 said...

I love the measuring cups! What a great idea. Little girl has a key to leave for santa and that's how she receives her stocking.... otherwise we don't really get to into the whole santa thing either. I'm not sure what we'll do as they get older, probably just sum him up the way my mom did... Santa is just about the spirit of giving to others, we're all a little bit of him.