Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas Morning

Afraid Riley would come downstairs super early and see what Santa left, Kenny and I both got up just before 6am on Christmas morning. Rory woke up about 20 minutes later and had a bottle. Then we sat on the couch waiting for big brother to roll his lazy butt out of bed.


That didn’t happen until almost 7am (!). But at least he didn’t get a sneak peek of his loot. I helped Riley put the last ornament on the countdown calendar, I made the boys pose for their top-of-the-stairs picture, and then we let them see what they got.

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Riley got an Imaginext castle and dragon and four shake-n-go cars. Rory got puzzles and a whole lot of ball pit balls.

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Santa also brought the four Ninja Turtles, four mini Dragons figures, plush Blu and Jewel heads, and gummies.




After a bit of playtime, we got dressed and headed over to Nola and Nopsi’s for the rest of the morning. Riley opened his gifts from them before everyone else arrived, and he cleaned up. He tore through each gift so fast, looked at what it was, and then immediately turned and said, “Did I get anything else?” I wanted to strangle him, the ungrateful little punk.


The rest of the family started arriving as Riley was finishing up, so, much to his chagrin, we took a break from presents and got breakfast underway. Riley had already eaten at home, but he found more room for some of Bop’s chip bacon.

Duly fortified, we moved back into the den for more gifts. Riley was very patient while we passed everything out, the pile of goodies slowly growing around him. Then it was finally time to open and he cleaned up again. And so did everyone else! Nopsi and all of his grandkids even got custom-made Duck Song shirts.




Rory was taking his morning nap throughout most of this, but he finally woke up after almost two hours, had a bottle, and was presented with his very own pile of presents.




I love that Kate was right there next to Rory the whole time, oohing and ahhing over what he got and even showing him how some of his new things worked.


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Not one to be left out, Riley soon abandoned all of his new toys and joined the baby fray.



Those three crack me up. Christmases are just going to keep getting better and better because of them.

Afternoon recap coming up next. We went back to our house to host Christmas for Kenny’s family. There was food, there was football, there was fun. And even more gifts. Riley would have been really upset had he not gotten anything else.

Looks like I have some major explaining to do before next Christmas.


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Glad to see the "Top of the Stairs" tradition continuing on into the next generation!

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