Monday, December 29, 2008

Our Christmas 2008

For events like birthdays and Christmas I always like to to take a picture of the kids along with the items they received. I feel like someday when they are grown it will be fun for them to look back on the time when they were young and see all the things they enjoyed during that stage of there life. I had told the kids this year we were getting the Wii and then they would each get 3 gifts: something they wanted, something to wear and something to read. But I could not help but want to thought in a few surprises for them. I tried to get them things they would get use out of and not just things that go in a closet and cause clutter. Our goal this year has been to reduce things and live a more simple life. I am wanting to continue this trend into the next year and did not want to add unneeded things. Megan called me on going against my word and said "but mommy you said only 3 gifts" I told her I was sorry and asked if she wanted the gifts still and she gladly said okay.

Both kids asked for Legos. Tyler also discovered playmobil and that was the toy he asked for and each year he has received socks so this year he actually ASKED for socks---these kids are such creatures of habit. My uncle mailed them Chocolate milk mixer cups and another gift. My aunt mailed them money in which we placed an order with Megan had been begging me to make a vest for her "Cubbie bear" but I have no sewing skills so be bought the real cubbie some other things as there gift from there Aunt Dora. My very sweet "little" brother gave each of them 10 dollars of his own money, he has such a heart of gold. My mom got Tyler some Yo-yo's he was asking for and Lego Cat women and her motorcycle she was wanting. And then Todd's mom Mailed all of us Down Comforters which me and Tyler LOVE but Todd and Megan do not. My grandma also mailed the kids a little money before going into the hospital, how thoughtful, I need to get some more pictures in the mail to her since she lives so far away.

Despite Tyler having a bug(poor thing) we had a great Christmas and I am so thankful for my family and the day we all spent together. We did other things too of course like eating, discussing there meaning of the Candy Cane and Christmas, played the Wii(which we all LOVE, I asked for the Wii for 2 years).


Carrie said...

Glad you are enjoying the Wii. We just got a game cube, and the graphics are the same, and outside of the obvious interaction with Wii, this game cube is wonderful. It's fun to play games other than just board games.

Glad you had a Merry Christmas, and here's to hoping that 2009 can be different, and a time for new beginnings.;-)

Jessica said...

Sounds like you guys had a great Christmas! We got a Wii last year and it has been so much fun for our family to do activities together. You're gonna really enjoy having it. I always try to stick with three gifts too. I somehow end up adding clothes to the tres gifts but the three big gifts are always front and center. I think it's a great idea, the wise men agreed...much cheaper that way, too! :)