Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas #2

Our 2nd Christmas started on Christmas Eve. Alden and Katlynn actually spent the night with my mom on the 23rd so Jason and I could get their presents ready for Christmas morning since he was going to be at the station on Christmas Eve. I went to my mom's on Christmas Eve and the kids and I stayed the night there and waited for Jason to get off on Christmas morning so we could all go home together.This is our annual picture in front of the tree. Jason and I have taken one with this sign every year since we were married. I'll have to put all the pictures from the past nine years on here later. It's amazing how much we all change each year. Especially the kids. The kids both got to open a present from Grandma on Christmas Eve. She also took them to Chuck-E-Cheese this week as the other part of their present. They loved that! Santa stuffs the stocking at our house and the kids gets three presents each from Mommy and Daddy. We started that tradition to try to keep some of the real meaning in Christmas (three wise men/three presents). Jason reads the Christmas story before we open any presents, too. Santa always puts DVD's and Candy and other goodies in the stocking! Alden's present #1 Katlynn's present #1 Alden's present #2 Katlynn's present #2Katlynn's reaction to present #3Alden's reaction to present #3Jason and Alden with their presents. I was able to really surprise Jason this year since he was working on Christmas Eve. He and Alden are wanting to start BMX racing next month and he has an old bike that he was going to try to clean up and use but a good friend of ours was selling his bike so I bought it for Jason and he let me keep it at his house until Christmas Eve. It was neat that all three of them were so surprised when they walked into Katlynn's room. And this is why we had to have the big presents in her room...... Jason and Alden built this playhouse bed for Katlynn and I made the curtains and put the stars and her name on the door. She loves it! The pictures don't really do it justice but it is a playhouse on the bottom and her bunk bed is on top. When you go inside the house there are stairs to get up to the bed. And we put all her babies and her tea set and table in there. The only problem is now she doesn't want to leave her room :) Jason enjoying his present

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