Sunday, December 30, 2012

Christmas surprises...

 Our kids were exhausted from Christmas Eve.  So on Christmas morning, they slept in.
Andy and I woke up around 7am.  The house was silent.  We showered and got dressed.  The kids slept on.  We started some breakfast.
Finally, around 8:30 we heard some giggles and whispers.
The girls gathered on the steps, just waiting for the go-ahead.

Present-opening was very orderly this year.  The girls took turns opening all the packages.
 June did lots of celebratory dancing.

 The girls got special heart-shaped painted rocks from their aunt Jen (among other things)... these were favorites! Here they are admiring a heart-shaped rock...
 We had a delicious breakfast that included cream soda floats.
 Andy's sister's family came in the afternoon.  Hooray for cousins!
 Not long after the cousins came, Grandma Utah called to see if the kids got her Christmas package.  The package hadn't come, so Grandma said she would make a phone call.  Minutes later, there was a knock at the door... and Santa came in with the gifts from Grandma!
 Oh what fun!
 Grandma had made stuffed animal travel pillows for each of the grandkids.
(If you look closely at the picture above, you can see the top of Grandma's head peaking in the window.)
Then Santa had to go.
 We decided to Skype with Grandma and Grandpa to thank them for the gifts.  Grandma told the kids that Santa left two presents on the porch.  The kids ran to the door and threw it open.
Grandma and Grandpa were waiting on the porch!

Best Christmas surprise ever!