Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Here's a quick recap of our day....

Hailey got up at 9! I'm dreading the years that she's actually too excited to sleep...she didn't know any reason to get up early! I got her out of bed and heading downstairs where Nich was waiting with the video camera. Her reaction was priceless! (The video's too big to post...sorry!) Nich and I had given each other our presents Christmas Eve so all the presents she saw were hers. We let her pick out which ones she wanted to open first. She saw Mickey Mouse first and was thrilled! We let her open her other presents. The exciting ones were Mickey Mouse Clubhouse with all the characters, Tickle Me Cookie Monster, Doodle pad, and Tinkerbell movie.

She played with the clubhouse all day! She barely turned around to take the picture!

Her big Mickey Mouse. Our camera battery died right after this picture.

After playing with new presents for awhile, we had breakfast - Nich's famous potatoes and kielbasa, then went on a traditional egg nog ingredients run! Each year we have made our own egg nog Christmas morning and bought all the ingredients at whatever store/gas station was open. This year we kinda cheated and only needed milk but it was still expensive. $4 for a gallon of milk! Turned out pretty well - milk, vanilla instant pudding, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and sugar. We brought 1/2 gallon over to the Washington's and hung out a bit. We have such great neighbors and a really thankful for them! They kept Hailey for a little while and brought her over when she was ready.

Grandma and Grandpa came down around 4 and we played Wii Bowling until Hailey woke up from her nap. Grandpa and Nich played 5 games! They stayed for a delicious dinner - Roast, carrots and potatoes cooked by Nich and Grandma's mac & cheese and salad followed by pumpkin pie.

We had a great day just enjoying each other. More Christmas memories coming next week! :)


Britti said...

Merry Christmas to you too!!!

Mom/Nanny said...

What great traditions you are starting. I remember Jennie being so excited Christmas morning she would stand outside our bedroom and call out "are you up yet?...." I'm really looking forward to having you home for Christmas!!! And yes....we'll be up early!!