Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Santa Came!

Christmas morning I was woken at 2:40 AM, by giggling of two excited little boys and shuffling of little feet. Santa doesn't wrap his presents, so the boys see them as soon as they come into the living room. I waited a bit to see if they were going to come get us, as they usually do, but they didn't. I realized Caleb probably knew what time it was and was afraid to wake us so early. I tiptoed downstairs and Cody peeped up at me and giggled "Oops! Did you hear me laughing." Then they showed us all of Santa's gifts. They were bubbling over with excitement. We told them it was okay to play with the Santa gifts for a few minutes, but we were going to go back to bed in a little while and we will open the rest of the presents later. They were fine with that and stayed up for about an hour, before finally settling down about 4 AM.

Notice the time behind Mr. Slinky

Daddy had to check out the Paper Jam, even though we still had heavy sleepers in the wee morning hours.

Santa brought more Wii games!
We probably got another inch of snow through the night. Adding up to almost 4 inches. It was a beautiful Winter Wonderland outside. The trees and ground were covered. Little animal tracks ran across the yard, but besides that it was totally undisturbed. This is definitely the first White Christmas in a long time.

Daddy's famous 'Buttons and Bowknots'
 Daddy made homemade doughnuts in the shape of Christmas trees, Santas, presents, and candy canes. He always makes a special yummy breakfast Christmas morning. Caleb stumbled back down around 7:30 AM, and smiled on the stairs saying, "Buttons and Bowknots"! Smelling one of his favorite breakfast treats. 

"You're going to shoot your eye out!"
Caleb was told several years ago that he couldn't have a bb gun or go hunting until he was 8 years old. This past hunting season, he went hunting with daddy for the first time. And for Christmas he got his first bb gun. He was so excited.

Showing off art supplies from Uncle Kevin

I finally get my own robe.

Create Lizards Kit from Papaw and Mamaw Howard 

Papaw and Mamaw Howard sent Caleb the monster nerf gun that he has been wanting

Bear Kevin is ready for anything

Not the evil clown head!

Motorcycle parts for Daddy

Mama got a lounging raft for our pool from Dad and Lori

Kevin gave me beautiful pictures of my Howard grandparents (June and Burrell)
It was nice to have Bill and Mom here Christmas morning. They had never seen the boys in their bubbly Christmas morning excitement. Now that the presents are opened, the boys were ready to hit the snow!


Mom said...

It was great to be with you all Christmas morning and to see the boys excitement. Thanks for letting us come down.

The Petitts said...

Oooohhh---2:30am--better you than me!!!