Tuesday, January 8, 2013

White Christmas!

 So this post is long overdue, but we had a great Christmas!  The kids were really into it this year, and to top it off, we had a white Christmas!

We almost had a Christmas spoiler!  Katie got a kitchen from Santa.  We assembled and moved under the Christmas tree after the kids were in bed.  Chad had locked both of our baby gates so we felt safe setting everything out.  Well, while my mom and I were arranging the kitchen and presents... I hear "Hi Mommy!  Can I help you with the presents?"

I was stunned!  This can't be happening!!

It turns out Will figured out how to open the baby gates.  On Christmas Eve.  Quietly.  I never heard him coming which is crazy as I usually can hear him when he puts his feet to the ground every morning.

So we told Will that Santa had to drop off the kitchen because it was too big for his sleigh and that he would be back later to deliver the rest of the presents.

He believed us.  What's not to believe when you are only 3.5 I guess.  I think next year we will have to plan to ensure they are both sound asleep before setting out the gifts!

Katie loves her new kitchen and she will make anyone "agua".  She makes water.  All the time.  She has more play food, pots and pans, etc.  but for now she is fascinated with the sink in her kitchen and she loves to get people water.

She also is so in love with her babies.  I have a picture of her with her new Bitty Baby in the stroller and she will hand me my phone and say "baby" which means she wants to see that picture.  And then she wants to show it to anyone who will look.  She will point to herself and say "mommy".  She is proud to be a Little Mama.  Speaking of, Little Mommy is the sweetest book and one of Katie's new favorites.

Will is loving his new trucks, Avengers goods - masks and action figures - as well as his binoculars and his light saber.  While both kids love all of their new toys, they still love to play with boxes and other non-toys.  It is great to see the joy they get from playing with the most random things - including a pair of crutches that Will uses as fire hoses.

Waiting to go look under the tree

Katie unwrapping gifts

Katie and Andrew enjoying Lovey and Granddad's cashews (a favorite!)

All smiles

Shoveling snow

Running to throw a snowball at me.  Chad taught him this and he thought it was hilarious!

getting ready to throw another one...

and more...

Katie enjoyed eating the snow... but that was about all

Chat throwing snowballs at Will

and more snowballs - clearly this was a highlight

Kissing her baby

 with his new binoculars

 Little Mama and her baby (Katie's favorite picture)

Will and a Breadwinners cinnamon roll (he later told me that mine - from the can - are better!)


bath time

 Katie now sleeps under the cover and with a pillow!

{broken} stroller rides

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