Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The LONGEST Christmas weekend ever (part 2)!

To read part one, click HERE.

Once the kids had their PJ's on, we had to put treats out for Santa!

Swirly cookies and milk for Santa, carrots for the reindeer, and a sweet little treat for the elves:

Both kids thought the elves needed something special too, so they made syrup, whipped cream, M&M's, and marshmallows.  Elves like sugar, you know!

The kids reluctantly went to bed, and we waited patiently for them to go to sleep and for Santa's arrival.

Before Santa came.

Playing around with my camera settings. (Please disregard the blown lights on the top of the tree.  HAHA)


Once we chatted with Santa for a few minutes, he left to finish his trip, and we finally headed to bed.
It was around midnight once we crawled into bed.

The next thing we knew, Jameson comes into our bedroom, super-excited because Santa had already came!  I noticed it was still REALLY dark outside, so I looked to see what time it was...

If you can't read that.....it says 2:37 AM!!!

I told Jameson it was WAY too early to be opening presents, but then he got upset and said "Well sister is up too!"  We got up and went into the living room and not only were they both up, they had already sorted all of their presents into piles, which let me know that they had already been up for a WHILE.

So, after a ton of grumbling on our part, we let them go ahead and open their presents.

Look at the destruction:

Jameson holding Daddy up because he's so exhausted.  LOL

Here is the time after everything was opened and the living room trashed:

We tried to encourage the kids to go back to bed for a little while, but they would not hear of it.  So, we told them they could stay up, but WE were going back to bed until it was time to get up for Church.  We also made sure they were to be quiet, or they may loose their newly received toys!  LOL

We tried our best to go back to sleep, but it was hard sleeping with all the "click, click, clicks" from Jameson putting together Legos and Chelsea squealing while she looked at pictures.

7 AM came quickly, and the alarm went off for us to officially start our day!

We were some tired parents!

To be continued.....
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