Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas day

So, I guess I'll start with the few Christmas Eve pix I took. Here's the said goodie plate with cookies and milk for Santa and 9 carrots for the reindeer. Notice Cynjyn lovely note to Santa, why can't any of my kids spell??
They place their stockings on the couch so Santa can fill them.

Taz informs me that he woke up at 4:30 am, but thankfully waited until 5:59 to pelt Cynjyn with pillows because she wouldn't wake up. They came none too quietly downstairs, so I jumped out of bed and by the time I got out there, they had already dumped their stockings and opened the presents in them from Santa! We made them wait until 7:00 to go upstairs and drag Talon and Tanner out of bed. Look how happy Taz is and how sleepy Tanner looks!

Talon came right down, but wanted us to get on with the show so he could go back to bed.

Cynjyn discovered the goodie plate with nothing but crumbs!!

The presents are opened, so now comes the time when everyone enjoys their stuff little by little amongst the chaos and piles of opened presents. Tanner and Taz are playing Star Wars Force Unleashed that Taz got from Santa.

Cynjyn is doctoring her little pet shop pets, and then moves on to creating different concotions with her Spa Factory she got from Santa.

Taz is creating Floam critters he got from Cynjyn in the family name draw exchange.

On Christmas Eve, Talon informed me that Tiffany's brother and his wife were in town and the they wanted to meet us so they were coming for Christmas dinner and could we have it around 4:00? Yes, on Christmas Eve he told me this. Luckily, I had planned the whole Turkey, MP, stuffing type dinner, but I hadn't made any desserts because we had plenty of goodies from friends and neighbors. So I decide to whip up a banana cream pie and a peanut butter ice cream pie on Christmas morning so I'd have something a little more formal to serve. It turned out fine with only one small glitch. We forgot to take our traditional "slush punch" out to thaw three hours before dinner. I was setting the table and getting the nice goblets out about 20 min. before dinner and suddenly remembered the punch. So we ran to the freezer and thawed it in the microwave and had it ready to serve by dinner. After dinner, everyone played Guitar Hero World Tour and then Tiffany wanted to play Outburst Remix. The teams were a little unfair with me, Garry and Tanner against Tiffany, Talon Casey and Jenni. We pulvarized them so we finished that and played Taboo with the boys against the girls and that was much closer. They left after that to go meet up with her cousin and Garry, Tanner, Taz and I played Tanner's game he got from Santa, Carcossone. Then the 5 of us watched Horton Hears a Who and then we all went to bed. It was a very relaxing, enjoyable day with lots of eating, visiting and playing games. Now, for that clean up I mentioned...still haven't touched anything!


Carol said...

Why is it that the older kids get, the grumpier or sleepier they look in Christmas morning pictures? Don't they understand that we live for them to be happy on this one day of the year! :o) Looks like your house and my house had the same chaos and fun. Isn't it great!

gwen said...

Looks like a fun and relaxing day! Ours was good, too! Love the picture of Cym in her jamies!

Krissy said...

Sounds like a fun, successful Christmas! Good to hear. It is a miracle Garry and Talon didn't inflict bodily harm playing that game--or at least break something around the house!