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Sunday, December 30, 2012
Santa ate the eggnog and cookies that we left out for him. I guess he was still hungry because it looks like he checked out the treat table too.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care . . . and filled by St. Nicholas who had obviously been there!
Gabriel and Grace went to the Nativity and set out Mary with baby Jesus.
Next, the kiddos checked out the loot in their stockings.
I love Grace's expression when she saw the gumball machine.
It took the kids a bit, but they spotted Santa's footprints. They were very excited to see the footprints he left behind.
Grace also found a slap watch in her stocking.
Gabriel checked out a new electric toothbrush and toothpaste set.
While we waited for Grandma, Papaw, Uncle Brian, and Aunt Erin to arrive, the kiddos posed for a quick picture.
Evie is a smiley girl in the morning.
Gabriel was going to read Evie one of the books she got for Christmas.
Once Grandma, Papaw, Uncle Brian, and Aunt Erin arrived, the gift opening began. Grace got a "doll that looks like" her, and she was thrilled.
Gabriel got a 3-D DS. He LOVED it! He is so much like me though, in that he doesn't show his excitement right away.
Grandma and Papaw got a picture of Miss Evie. They love it!
Grandma and Papaw gave Gabriel a castle building set.
Uncle Ed got a piece to a Christmas village from Grandma Mickey.
Grace got a pair of Stompeez from Grandma and Papaw . . . she has been asking for them for quite a while now. She was so excited to see these!
Grampy and Barbara gave Gabriel a Beyblade Destroyer Dome. It looks pretty cool . . . we'll see when it's in action.
I think everyone had a wonderful Christmas! Gabriel said it best when Dan was putting him to bed Christmas night. He said, "Dad, every year it just gets better." I agree, Buddy! Every year we are more blessed, and every year it just gets better.