Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Merry Christmas Day!

We made a plan this Christmas.We'd never done that before.  But we wanted to go to a movie at 11:50 and Talon had to go to work at 11:30, so we made a plan.  The plan was to open presents at 8am.  At first Taz and Cynjyn were mad because it was so LATE...Talon and Tanner were mad because it was so EARLY.  But we made the plan anyway.  I woke up at 7, just because that's when my eyes popped open.  Cynjyn set her alarm for 7:30 just because she's Cynjyn.  Tanner was stirring around 8 because Cynjyn and I were talking by the tree which is by his room.  Talon and Taz had to be WOKEN up!  We let them sleep until 8:30.  Garry just goes with the flow.  Santa came and filled the stockings.

The kids have always been able to open their gifts from Santa (these are in their stockings) right away.  So Cynjyn did this.  She got a gift card to Starbucks and some decorative keys.  (She's always had a thing for keys??)
Tanner got a racoon and some skinny ties and a Taco Bell gift card
Taz got a set of rings (three) to wear and food gift cards.  Talon got food gift cards, but didn't open them down here.  He took his stocking to his room after it was over.
Then we had them open their name draw gifts.  (Every year they draw names amongst themselves).  Cynjyn had Taz and Taz had Cynjyn.  Cynjyn got some eyeliner, head bands and necklaces from Taz.  She got up and hugged him!
Taz got a hair brush and a video game (He wanted a girls spiky hairbrush because it itches his head as he combs his hair.  He had one last year, but Cynjyn ended up using it and got "Hair" in it, so he stopped using it and was begging for a replacement).  He went over and hugged Cynjyn. 
Talon announced from the beginning that there would be no hugging involved!  He got a video game from Tanner. 
Tanner got Van's from Talon and was happy as a clam with the no hugging announcement.
We opened presents and had to get a picture of this announcement from my mom.  She and my dad get the kids coins every year for bday's and Christmas.  She had a request/homework assignment for the kids this year to log their coins and send her the info on the coins they had ASAP because it's getting harder to remember what everyone's gotten and she wasn't keeping the best track either.  We all got a good laugh out of our homework assignments. 
Taz's favorite/coolest gift was the air gun he got, and the new robe and his watches (He got 2, an everyday one and a more decorative one), and the rings.
Tanner's favorite gifts were the rings, watches and the racoon.
Cynjyn's favorite was her Stilinski shirt (From Teen Wolf) and her torn jeans.
Talon's favorite was his Nike fuel band and video games and coins.
It was a fun morning and simple, yet nice and relaxed.  Cynjyn immediately tried on her outfits.  (She got mainly clothes).  We didn't even have to ask for a fashion show and no I got not a single picture!
The aftermath wasn't too bad.  Garry usually has a garbage bag to gather the wrapping in, but he didn't do that this year!  His favorite gift was a 49's shirt from Talon and mine was a ring I got from Talon.  Our favorite joint gift was a game (Splendor) from Randy and Traci.  We played it 4 times that day.
 We met the Hill's, Jenkins and Tatum's at the theater to watch Unbroken at 11:50.  Taz and I had read the book and we so excited to see it.  We had planned it for 6 months every since we heard it was opening on Christmas day. 
We had tri tip and cheesy potatoes and red roasted potatoes and broccoli salad for dinner and spent the rest of the day playing games and hanging out.  It was a Merry Christmas!

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