Friday, December 25, 2009


Santa came to our house this morning and greeted the kids as they woke up! The boys hesitated for a few seconds, but warmed up quickly. (They said "Daddy" a few times which was pretty funny.) Sophie opened her eyes and went right over to give Santa a hug. (Maybe we should work on "Stranger Danger" with the kids??) He brought them candy canes, so he won them over immediately!! We love you, Santa!

Brent got a Rockband 2 game for the Wii, which comes with a guitar, drums and a microphone. We have had so much fun playing it today!

As promised, here are pictures from yesterday's gift-a-palooza from Aunt Kelly & Uncle Roger! The first gift Sophie opened was the birthday cake set, and we could barely pry it out of her hands to open anything else. The "faux" aquarium is a big hit with all three of them AND the two cats--it's mesmerizing, beautiful AND I don't have to clean it. Score!! They also got clothes, books, tambourines, jammies and a tent. Spoiled, aren't they?! :-)

Here are the boys in their new jammies from Aunt Kelly & Uncle Roger! "Toy Story" characters--Buzz & Woody. Trying to get them to stand next to each other resulted in a 20-minute wrestling match. Ha!

This morning we got a pleasant surprise visit from our neighbors next door who brought gifts for us and the kids! A HUGE box of chocolates for Brent and I, cars for the boys and an alphabet game for Sophie. They are the nicest people--we're lucky to have moved next door to them. (I didn't even BAKE anything this I a slacker neighbor or what?!?!)

Last night we got a visit from our friends Tammy, Rob & Logan who brought us a turkey, ham and gift cards for the kids! SO generous!! There's a preschool homeschooling program that I've been wanting to get for the kids, so we can finally order it!!

The lighting on these next pictures isn't very good, but this is what happens when Mommy and Daddy are too busy rocking out on Rockband to realize that they accidentally said "yes" when Sophie asked for a cookie. Little did we know that she took down an entire village of gingerbread men. Here's the carnage:

(p.s., I use the term "rocking out" as loosely as possible. I'm the girl with NO rythm who won't even do the Electric Slide at weddings for fear of embarrassing myself. Brent's pretty great at it, though.) :-)


Christy said...

pooooor pooooor gingerbread family... they had no chance really...

The five of us: Brent, Jennifer, Sophie, Blake & Graham said...

Christy, even MORE sad is that I have a gingerbread-house kit sitting unopened on the counter. Sigh...they were homeless gingerbread men/women... Where is Ty Pennington when you need him??