Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Merry Christmas!

It seems like the month of December gets shorter and shorter each year. I refuse to do anything Christmasy before Thanksgiving because I want to be able to enjoy all of the other holidays too, but then it seems like there just isn't enough time to get it all done. Somehow we managed to pack everything into the short three weeks....getting the decorations up, doing ALL the shopping, wrapping presents, decorating cookies, sendind out Christmas cards, making treats for the neighbors, sending off packages, getting presents for the teachers, Christmas parties at school and with neighbors and we even found some time sip hot chocolate while watching Christmas movies and reading Christmast stories. It's kind of depressing to start taking down the decorations and turn off the Christmas music that has been playing non-stop, but it was definately a fun Christmas season while it lasted. Christmas eve we did the traditional "open first" present, which was (surprise!) pajamas and the nativity scene. Then we had hot chocolate and popcorn while we snuggled up and watched my all time favorite movie, "Elf". I think that's the only movie I can watch over and over and never get sick of. Jayden fell asleep during the movie and I was sad that he missed the rest of the Christmas eve stuff. Kylie helped me get Santa's plate ready then we went outside and looked for Rudolph's nose. Every year we luck out to see an airplane with a flashing red light and she was so excited and a nervous wreck to get in bed before Santa came. She had a hard time going to sleep, so I layed with her for a little bit and lo and behold we heard Santa on the roof (Jason told Kylie he was going to sleep, then climbed out our bedroom window and did a little dance on the roof). The look on her face was priceless. Santa even left a stocking on the porch for her and Jayden. I think we just bought a couple more years of believing in Santa. Jason's sister, Jessica, drove down from Utah and got here around midnight on Christmas eve, so it was fun to have her here to join the party. The kids woke up at 3:30, but after climbing into bed with us they fell back asleep until 7:30. They were so excited when it was finally time to go open presents. Santa scored this year when Jason won a Wii at a raffle during a company party. I'm not sure who plays it more, Jason or the kids. Poor Jayden has been counting down the days until Christmas for the past 3 months and when the day finally comes he gets sick. He spent all morning throwing up in between opening presents. It was so sad and so unfair, of all the days! He fell asleep for a couple of hours and felt much better when he woke up. We spent all day playing with toys in our pj's and finally got showered just in time for our big Christmas eve dinner. If only every day could be Christmas...
pedicures and makeovers with aunt Jessie (Kylie said that she wants to be Jessica when she grows up because she has probably the most make-up owned by any one person. Oh, and she's pretty cool too)
how Maddox spent his first Christmas:and:
but he did love the lights....


9 comments:

Jessica said...

you pulled off Christmas magnificently!!! i had so much fun! i really, really hope kylie does not end up begging you to buy her makeup, she already started with me at walmart! :o maddox has been such a cutie, though i feel bad that he's been sick. thanks for everything!!!

Jodee said...

I love that Jason climbed on the roof, that's the best story ever! He is such a fun dad. Sounds like Christmas was a whirlwind but so much fun! I feel for Jayden, I got sick on Christmas eve! not fun! miss you guys!

Michelle Y. said...

That picture is to die for of Maddox by the lights, you need to frame that one and have it out every Christmas!

Pays said...

I love your family picture...so cute! I have heard a lot about the wii's. Coby would be right in there playing with the kids too!
Merry Christmas!

Chelsea said...

loved it all!! especially that last picture of Maddox and the lights, oh so cute. Brayden might want to be Kylie's new best friend, so watch out and hide your Wii!! Poor Jayden, of all the days is right, UNFAIR! And you should of seen us on the car ride home from my mom's on Christmas Eve, we were doing everything but PEELING Kosty's eyes open because we didn't want him to miss the Eve traditions.

Suni said...

What a great Christmas!! I love the santa on the roof story...so cute!! My girls never even tried to come out they are terrified of seeing santa!! I love the pic of Maddox sleeping on your lap, his face is adorable!!

Janessa said...

What a great Christmas (minus poor Jayden getting sick). It did seem like a short Christmas season. Sounds like you guys packed in the fun though. You know Kylie's going to be telling everybody at school about how she heard Santa on the roof. What a fun mom and dad. I can totally picture her in a panicked excited frenzy to get to bed before Santa got there. That's totally how you were when you were little. I love Kylie's pregnant belly shot for the nativity and Jayden's classic smile at his school party. That last one of Maddox totally captures the awe of a first Christmas and just melts my heart. Oh, and cute family picture too! Love the Christmas pj's and your "WISH" sign in the kitchen is adorable.

Amber! said...

How sad for Jayden. We always have at least one sick on the big day....
I'm glad everything else was fantastic!

WishTrish said...

Oh, Maddox and the lights. How precious is that? That could be a Christmas card in itself. Looks like a lot of fun!