Of course you have to make cookies for Santa so I made the kids help by making their own cookies, they picked out the shapes & put the sprinkles on. Of course Brian thought that now would be a good time to take photos of my large belly. Here is Madelyn in her apron. Brendan getting his apron on.
The belly shot with no make-up on. It doesn't look too large, but the camera takes 5 inches off I think.
Now the good stuff. Santa Came! Here are the kids opening their stockings. The look on Brendan's face sayes it all....
Now on Madelyn's face....
Back to Brendan...
Madelyn trying to carry her present from Santa. Trying be the key word there!
Brendan & Madelyn opening the gifts from Santa. Madelyn had a problem with the bow on hers.
Madelyn keeps pulling things out.
All the loot. Brendan got a snowboard, two transformers & playdough. Madelyn got her Cuttlebug, a die set for her cuttlebug, a board game, a princess book, playdough & a snow white barbie-type doll. In their stockings Brendan got transformer bubblebath, transformer lite-bright paper set, boxers, two face pez & a darth vader lego pen. Madelyn got tinkerbell bubblebath, littlest-pet shop lite-bright paper set & snow white pez.
Brendan playing transformers with Daddy.
On Christmas Day we went and spent the evening with our neighbor Sharon & her (large) family. Of course Santa always makes an appearance at Sharon's house to pass out presents.
Brendan getting a gift from santa.
Madelyn getting a gift from Santa.
Again this year we had to talk Madelyn into sitting on Santa's lap. So I gave her my present to hold onto to get her to sit on his lap.
We ate, we partied & the kids got a ton of presents. It was a great Christmas! Until next year.