Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Smithkirk Christmas

I have some sort of weird insomnia lately at night and I can't fall asleep... so I figured I might as well try finishing up my Christmas blog posts!

Christmas Day started with Andrew and Cate waking up around 8:30am- not too bad! We got the Caffees up and then the party got started!

I was up sick most of the night before, so I was pretty weak and just lounged on the couch while Jessie was nice and brought me presents to open. I snapped a few pictures too. Caitlin was way too tired, so we put her back to sleep and she missed most of the present opening. I should've felt bad about that, but it was actually nice to be able to relax and not worry about her for an hour or so.

Andrew and Maddie had no problem opening up some of Cate and Olivia's presents for them!

Stylin Jessie in her new robe.

I made my dad a fun personalized car back rub t-shirt. Andrew can drive cars around on his back. The map shows all their favorite places- Will's Pitt Stop, McDonalds, BYU, the river, etc. We'll need to try it out later this week.

Unfortunately Jessie did not get a real dog for Christmas. She was a little bummed.

Santa Baby Olivia just had fun playing with wrapping paper and rolling around.

Catie was super happy about her pillow dog/blanket thing. I think it was her favorite present (besides Jessie's "dog.").

Andrew's favorite present was his Leap Pad. He played it all day long.

I got so many fun things that I can't even begin to pick a favorite... though the stylin camera bag purse that Jessie/mom picked out for me and the new fancy black wallet Elise got me are among the top two!

For breakfast Elise and Dan made an amazing crockpot egg/potato/cheese concoction that I am still SO sad I didn't get to eat because I felt so terrible. After breakfast, Santa made a brief visit!

Although Catiebug looks annoyed in this picture, she absolutely LOVED Santa. She just doesn't like to have to stay still! Santa brought the kids lollipops and they were so excited! Hopefully he had a safe journey back to the North Pole. I'm sure he was so tired!

While the rest of the family went to church, our family crashed on the couch and vegged with movies since Andrew finally succumbed to being sick too. :( I slept for 2-3 hours and we just spent the day lounging and chatting. My mom made a delicious Christmas dinner of lasagna, garlic bread, salad, etc.

After the Caffee family loaded up and went home, we watched Home Alone 2. Andrew loved the movie so much that we had to stop and rewind different parts 3-4 times because he wanted to see them again and again and again!

We ended the night with some tantrums because it was just too hard to go to bed after such a fun day!

We were so grateful to my mom and dad for making Christmas so much fun! The only thing that could've made it better (besides being healthy) would've been if Scott and Cat had been there too! We can't wait to see them tomorrow!

Merry Christmas!

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