Saturday, January 1, 2011

Christmas Rush

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring... uh, actually their were five little creatures stirring who needed to get to bed so that Santa could come! Uncle Ian and Daddy did story time with the kids at 11:45 Christmas Eve. Yeah, it was a little late. But with our family traditions of fondue after the Christmas Eve service it is hard to get to bed any earlier! 
 Pierson was very excited about leaving milk and cookies for Santa. He even left a note for him. If you click on the picture to enlarge it you can read his note and the note Santa left for them!!! Around 5am Pierson came to our room and with WIDE eyes said, "Mom! Santa ate da cookies!"I jumped up and said "HE DID! Show me!" Fortunately Pierson wasn't ready to be fully awake so after we checked out the cookie crumbs he easily went back to sleep. I was a little worried thinking we were going to be up for the day!
With five little ones five years old and under we were up at 6:00 am waiting patiently for the Mom's and Dad's to get the camera ready... Right?
  Ummm nope! Not these sleepy heads! Fortunately we were smart enough to ask Santa to leave their presents in a box in the foyer so the last child up didn't miss any of the excitement. Who might you ask was the last one up?  That would be my little Maylin! At 10:00am we started making A LOT of noise to wake her up. (Much to her dislike). Before long she was all smiles and ready to take part in the chaos of Christmas morning. While the Mom's went to bring in the presents from Santa the Dad's kept the kids wrangled in the back bedroom. Here they all are smiling big for Jesus' birthday... 
Wait a second. Where's Caleb?

There he is! That silly little boy was hiding under the bed!

With all of the kids lined up waiting with anticipation we got the camera's ready to go!
5,4,3,2,1 GO!!!!

Hurray for Santa ! We are so glad that he gets so excited about Jesus' birthday that he brings all the boys and girls who believe in Jesus presents! (That is the best explanation we could come up with to explain why Santa didn't visit them in Taiwan. And it helps keep Jesus in Christmas! Something we to easily forget.) Merry Christmas everyone!


Cassie said...

i thought the letter from santa said, "happy Jesus, birthday santa"
what a difference word order makes.

Kristi said...

They had to stay up until 11:45 ~ otherwise Darcy would have been short on her eyepatch time... :)
Oh how fun it was to celebrate Pierson and Maylin's first Christmas experience with them!
Loved EVERY minute...