I was a little dismayed when Maddie looked at her new kitchen, and ran straight for her new $7 Tinkerbell Umbrella that Santa left in her stocking. But she has since taken a liking to the kitchen and is constantly bringing us food and catering parties for choo-choo-trains. (Ahhhh, kids)
Jude got exactly what he wanted. A choo-choo-train slide with Thomas and Percy. Those were his exact words. When we visited Santa and Jude asked for said toy, Santa looked at me and said, "I have no idea what he's talking about." He then told Jude, "You sure talk fast, son." Apparently Santa's helpers were able to translate. Jude won the award for Best Christmas Present Reaction.
Ella, received one of those ball-popper toys, and has spent very little time with it. The second she starts to play with it, Maddie and Jude come running and giggling, throwing elbows and tossing small children to get three seconds of action with this thing. There needs to be much more emphasis on the PLUS part of "12+ months."
Rob spent the morning laying around with the kids and enjoying his new Mario Brother's Wii game. He sure looks handsome in his new Avett Brothers and Radiohead Tees. (A couple of our favorite bands).
I spent the morning fretting over the turkey that refused to cook. But after eight hours in the oven (yes, really) we finally declared the bird done. (And by we, I'm referring to the evil "I've been starving myself all day," glares I was getting from my brother-in-law Aaron. He still denies it.) It never reached the appropriate internal temperature, and I was SURE we were all going to spend the rest of the weekend sick, but we ate it, and it was pretty tasty.
Enough with the talk - on to some pictures. I hope everyone enjoyed their day to the fullest extent.