Monday, December 29, 2008
We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! We really enjoyed ours. We started off with having Casi (CJ's sister) Greg and Nile over for games and goodies on Christmas Eve. After they left we helped the girls leave cookies for Santa. Kirstee really wanted to put milk out, but we told her it would be warm and gross by the time Santa came. So we left an empty cup and a note written by Kirstee with directions to the fridge for milk. She was so worried he wouldn't find the milk!
Christmas morning came...I think it came at like 4:30 for me...I couldn't sleep! I was so excited I could hardly stand it! CJ made me stay in bed until 6:00, but luck was on my side, Makadee woke up screaming at 5:55. (We still don't know why she was screaming, nightmare I guess.) But I was glad, albeit it was only 5 minutes early, but the girls had finally gotten up so I could. :) We had a lot of fun opening our presents. We started a new tradition this year, they are called runner gifts. Inside one of their presents the kids found a note, on the note it told them to run look somewhere for the present. When Makadee opened hers she looked at CJ and said, "Dad there's nothing in here." The look on her face was priceless. After I explained that we needed to read the note and find the present it was all better. When Kirstee got hers she read it to herself and then took off running. We had to tell her to wait for us. It was a lot of fun to follow the kids and see their faces when they found their present.
After we opened our presents we went to Eric and Briannes for breakfast. I greatly appreciated them having us over so that I didn't have to make breakfast. Grandma and Grandpa Rushton were also there. The kids had fun playing and we thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast
Then we were off to Grandma and Grandpa Woodcox's house. Upon arriving we discovered that Grandma was going to let us open any presents until we had had brunch. It was pure torture! But it did make it last longer and was a lot of fun in the end.
All in all we had lots of fun and a very good Christmas fille d with memories and lots of family time. We hope you have a great New Year!
Posted by Heidi Rushton at 7:01 PM