Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Is Around The Corner...

Our home has been decorated for a few weeks now and every day my stomach jumps with excitement that Christmas is only a few days away!! Yes, on Christmas morning I do get excited like a little kid and wake everyone up to come open presents....sometimes too early for my family's liking. This year we've held off putting gifts under our tree, as I'm dying to see Winnie's reaction when its filled Christmas morning...we will see. She will probably come down like any other morning and not even notice the tree or presents...haha! Regardless its a moment that I cannot wait to share with her and also watch her play with the gift wrap, as its clearly more exciting than the toys.

Last night we headed to the mall to have Winnie tell Santa what she wanted for Christmas.... well this year was VERY different than last. She fell asleep in his arms last year and cuddled right up to him...this year she cried.... it was so sad that she was scared of him (should've known better!). We have Santas all over the house, did I mention that I collect them last post? So, I thought she had seen a lot of him and would be ready for the visit....well I guessed wrong. Guess we will wait a few more years for her to sit on his lap, oh well.
Here is my collection (not shrine, as Tom likes to call it) of Santas....my family and friends love to surprise me with them every year, and I love it!
Here are a few pics from our last few weeks....dinners with friends, visits from family....
Dinner with the Vallecorse's....Winnie and Samuel had so much fun playing together....
Dinner with the Christner's....its so cute hearing Ben talk, what a cutie!
Dinner out with Amy & Amanda...at our fav place, Cheesecake Factory!
Dinner with the Mumford's...BFFs Winnie & Caroline are growing up so fast!!
Quick visit from Jennifer & the boys....we opened our gifts for each other the next morning and it turned into a "Snowball fight" of giftwrap, the boys had so much fun!! Thanks again Jennifer for taking all our gifts up north to the family!!

Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas with your family!!

6 comments:

Amy said...

That was a great catch up! Sorry to hear Winnie cried with Santa:(. We decided to wait until next year b/c we fear the same result. All the pictures were very cute and I love all of your Santa's - it's fun having a collector friend! You guys have a GREAT CHRISTMAS! I can't wait to swap stories of our kiddos on Christmas day!

Spartyben said...

*twitches* I forgot about the number of Santa figures. I'm with Tom on this one. :-)

The Jones' said...

Ha ha ha Ben, you crack me up!!! It could be worse, we could have cats that sit on top of our kitchen cabinets ;-)

Jen said...

We enjoyed having Winnie tonight. She was a doll and I loved getting my cuddle time with her since Miss Caroline is so independent.We love you guys and hope you have an awesome Christmas !!!

The Jones' said...

Thanks again for watching her Jennifer! Looking forward to seeing you tonight at church! Hope you all have an awesome Christmas too!!!

Spartyben said...

Man, I bet those cinnamon rolls were good. Merry Christmas to the Joneses!