Monday, January 2, 2012

Christmas Morning

Each year just keeps getting better and better! 
Although the triplets really didn't fully grasp the concept of Santa, they knew they were excited for something.  They knew what Santa looked like, and that he would bring presents, but they didn't get that he would come that specific night. 
Quin on the other hand, was beyond giddy!  All on her own, she drew this picture/letter for him.  It has Mrs. Claus and Santa holding hands and walking a dog(Awww... don't they look happy).  There are butterflies to the left of them and then really small above the butterflies and to the left of Mrs. Claus is 'an elf running around with a gift'.  She also wanted to add a note.  She tried on her own, and then asked me to sound it out for her.  It says, "I will do better next year.  Quin"
Well, Santa loved all of his homemade goodies.  (At the last minute, as she was being tucked in, she decided that she didn't want him to have the yummy caramel.  She thought is was so cool that he knew not to eat it - ha!)
 Santa even left her a note thanking her for the goodies and chocolate milk.  He also wanted her to know that he appreciated how well she did at school, and that he hoped to see more of that at home ;)
I had them start with their stockings.
I love how easy Easton is to please... he was so excited about the apple and banana - hee, hee!  That is, until he noticed all of the presents!
It took Ellery a little while to put down her stocking goodies to open her presents.

Easton and Gianna were both easily sidetracked!  They could have sat with one toy for the the monring, without realizing there were more to open. 
Quin and Ellery though...  they went from present to present to present. 
{Sidenote:  Santa's elves must know that art supplies from 'Back to School' sales, and dress up outfits from the Halloween clearance area make the best Christmas presents!}

Mmmm.... Gorilla bread!
I didn't get pictures of our baking this year.  Quin and the triplets helped unwrap all of the Rolos and peppermint Kisses, and they also helped me make the peppermint rice krispy's. 
Quin did a great job helping me put it all on the platter!
I love making memories with all of my kiddos!  I can't imagine how much they will grow by next Christmas :(

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