December 27, 2008

Christmas Catch-Up

Christmas Eve, I slept on the couch. No, I was not in trouble! I just couldn't sleep laying down, it was too painful, so I ended up on the couch. 
When I woke up, it was almost 8:30am and the house was dead silent. I showered and was ready for the day before the Savannah finally woke up at 9:00am. 
I couldn't believe my kids slept in so long! But when Savannah came out and saw all the presents under the tree, oh my. Her face lit up like Christmas lights as she started squealing that Santa had come! She was ready to dig in and start opening presents. She had even starting pointing out which presents had the letter "S" on them saying that they were hers. It was so cute. 
But I told her she needed to wait under daddy and the boys were up. She ran back to our bedroom and practically pulled Luke out of bed. By then the boys were getting up and we had quite the time trying to get them changed and dressed before the gift opening began.

To keep the boys in hand, I gave them some fruit loops cereal, compliments of their Aunt Holly. Jacob of course was so happy, after that, he could care less about opening presents. All he wanted to do was eat sugar cereal. So, Savannah and Joseph ended up opening most of his presents for him.

Remind me not to give Luke the camera next time.

Enjoying the goodies from their Smith cousins.

Oh trust me, the room is still clean in this picture! 
Now, I know we didn't get too many shots of the kids smiling and showing the excitement that was definitely there but let me explain why. It was like a sprinting competition. As soon as they got a present opened, they oohed and aahed over it for a second (literally) then they would sprint back to the tree to see which present they got to open next. There was a lot of concentration involved!

Luke playing with the kiddos.

Even though Luke and I did our Christmas a bit early this year (we got each other coats) I still wanted to get him a little something. So, I got him a shirt. I know, sounds lame, but he looks super hot in it. I didn't put up a picture because I didn't want anyone to drool... and well, maybe I also forgot to take a picture of it.
But Luke also got me something. He got me some extra padding for the bed to hopefully make it more comfortable for me to sleep on.
He also decided to do something bold and brave. After 5.5 years, our bed sheets and comforter are getting a bit shaggy so he decided to surprise me with new ones! 
Oh what a brave soul. I love the man, and its not ugly, but come on now, you got to admit, it just screams "bachelor". We might as well hang a sign that says, "Welcome to my pad!" 
Luke was a good sport. Every time he makes the bed he has to come tell me that a single guy is living in the house. He said he wanted to keep it so we had an extra set anyway, so, there it is, on our bed. 
He said I could get ones I liked later, after we move into a house.  =)

Doesn't it look like something a single guy would have on his bed?

5 super cool people speak:

Mama Smith said...

Garvin and I have longed decided NOT to buy each other clothes or like unto it...for we are as OPPOSITE in TASTE as we are MALE AND FEMALE...but, you have got to LOVE THE THOUGHT...(smile)

Heidi said...

Was that a foam light saber? I'm glad the kids had fun--and that you could actually sleep in on Christmas morning!

Charlynn said...

It looks like you had a lot of fun! Merry Christmas!

If you want to send me your address, I'll make you some pretty pillow cases to match your bedspread so that it can be more feminine. My email address is

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Thanks Charlynn! That's really sweet of you!
But its okay. I'll just hang out in "the pad". Eventually, I'll get what I want. =)

Katie Wood said...

Haha, Josh loves our bed because it has red stripes like that too! He totally picked them and I went along because he didn't get his way about what we registered for anywhere else in the house. I am pretty jealous of your headboard, it is beautiful.

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