Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Christmas Day... Finally!

I'm finally getting to Christmas Day. The morning came very early. After the boys went to bed Christmas Eve, Mike and I made a sort of maze for the boys to awaken to. We took three skeins of yarn, each a different color, and made a trail throughout the house.

When the boys awoke and came out of the bedroom they noticed yarn tied to the door handle. Then they were told which color was theirs and to follow the yarn trail for a surprise.

Joshua had the red colored yarn. We made sure that the yarn was really tangled together with the other colors!

And yes they even had to go down to the basement.

It was funny to watch them work their way through the crazy maze of yarn.

Joshua found more tangles, but I think he's getting closer to his present.

Lookey what he found... that new camcorder he's been wanting.

Next was Seth's turn...

After working his way around Joshua, following his green yarn, I'm sure he is wondering when this will end.

Seth has made it around his brothers, through the kitchen, and down to the basement.

Well... well... Look what the cat dragged in... a metal detector!

And last but not least, Noah's turn. Right about now he's going in and out of the kitchen chairs.

Look at that sweet sleepy face. Uh Oh, the hats off... it must be time to get down to business.

Watch out Seth! Noah is hot on your trail.

Oh, looks like the excitement is building. I think Noah's getting closer.

Down the stairs to the basement we go.

Almost there!

Just a few more tangles to work through.

by the way this is a great exercise to do with your kids to get them to practice working together with our arguing or complaining. I guess presents are good incentives after all!

I think by the looks of that face he has found his prize...

Yep! Right there in the laundry room... a new skateboard kit.

Well after all that fun it was time to move to the tree and open up the rest of the presents. Here is daddy opening up one of his.

Joshua opening another one of his gifts.

Looks like Noah has gotten in to some of his gifts too. Cute bow!!!

Hey! Seth found a bow too and the pillow he wanted from Ikea.

luuuuve Ikea!!! ahem... okay, sorry back to the presents.

And of course we can't forget about Mordecai...

a new blanket made with love.

Noah has already pulled out his new skateboard. He has wanted a skateboard for a long time. So he was thrilled to get one of his own.

Joshua has been needing a new desk. While at IKEA! I found this cool desk that hangs on the wall. When you aren't using it you just fold the door up and it looks like a cabinet. As soon as I saw it I knew he would like it.

Seth got his first MP3 player. He has really enjoyed recording his own music on to it. I asked the boys to show me their favorite presents and this was Seth's favorite.

This is Noah's favorite. He's dressed and ready to try out his skateboard... too bad it was snowing. It didn't stop him though!

And Joshua's favorite... of course his camcorder. He couldn't wait to make his first video and put it on youtube. You can find it here.

Well, now that I'm through Christmas, I can order MY favorite Christmas present... my blog book, yeah!

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