Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Day

John and I couldn't wait to see Chad's reaction when he came downstairs to see what Santa had left him. We thought surely he would be interested in new toys and the train table that sat all alone in the corner on Christmas Eve. But as you can see from the pictures, the vacuum didn't leave Chad's side.

Not quite sure about Elmo Live in this pic

I don't think the vacuum's going to fit in there buddy!!

Christmas Eve 2008!!

Every year, my family, my parents, John's parents, and my brother and sister-in-law and their kids all attend the Christmas Eve church service and then go to one of our houses for the big gift exchange. This year it was at our house. Everyone arrived around 4:30 and after we finished eating dinner, the kids opened their presents first. This year John and I decided that Chad's big gift would be a wooden train table loaded with tracks and cool trains. Because we thought this would be Chad's favorite, we saved it until the end; however, a pretend Dirt Devil vaccuum that makes noise ended up being his favorite. And when I say favorite, I mean he could care less about any other toy he opened including the train set. In fact, he was obsessed with it. I hope his compulsion to clean continues on thoughout his life..hehe! Anyways, we all had a great time together and the kids behaved wonderfully!!

Intrigued by Elmo Live