Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Day 2011

Christmas morning!!  Caroline woke up at about 7:30 so we were glad to sleep in a little. Caroline couldn't wait to see if Santa came...looks like he did!
She asked for two things this year...a car she could drive and a candy cane. She's been such a good girl, Santa was able to grant both requests :-)
Discovering her car...she was excited!!!
Concentrating on her driving

Santa also thought she deserved more than one candy cane and filled her stocking with them
Oops, Santa forgot to remove the tags from Target :-)
Caroline kept saying "How did Santa know I love PEZ?"
Can you believe Santa completely forgot to put all of Matthew's goodies in his stocking?!? I just know Santa was so upset and will hopefully never make that mistake again! Luckily, Caroline didn't notice (and of course Matthew had no idea...whew)

Mimi, PopPop, Daddy and Caroline all going to town on their Christmas presents
Caroline got lots of movies this year...and a few to add to her Disney collection (Alice in Wonderland, Bambi & Tangled)

Matthew "opened" a few gifts with the help of Matt...
...and then just wanted to take Caroline's necklaces in and out of a box :-)

Caroline loved her princesses from Mimi and PopPop
Matthew was excited about his basketball goal and very own lego table

He liked the lego table the best because he could climb on it (of course!)
Singing "Happy Birthday" to Jesus
Breakfast Matthew in this pic
Some sister/brother pics after most of the presents were opened:


After a terrfic morning at Mimi and PopPop's house, we got dressed and  headed to my mom's house to have Christmas with her, my brother, aunt and Nannie
Yaya and Caroline looking at a Max & Ruby DVD my mom gave her
Matt helped Matthew open his gifts again. These two guys really are buddies!!
"Look, balls, my favorite!!!!!!!!!!"

A ball in each hand=one happy Matthew!!!

My mom gave Caroline this precious jewelry box with a ballerina inside that spins around and plays music when the lid is opened...Caroline was in awe!

She also loved her Madeline movies and Madeline doll...we are REALLY into Madeline these days!

Caroline's favorite gift she received at my mom's house, however, was this Fur-Real can walk this dog on a leash, it barks, whimpers, etc... and is so real. She played with it the rest of the day. Glad she likes it because it's the closest she's going to get to having a dog, haha

Caroline and Nannie
My mom and me
Some of the Krauss clan (excuse the flash in the mirror):
PopPop, Mimi & Uncle Marcus
Caroline loves to play this game we call "Pile On"...she yells out "Pile on Daddy" and we all go jump on top of Matt. We both love it...Matt, not so much!
We spent the rest of Christmas Day at my mom's house. She cooked us a delicious Christmas meal, and we enjoyed sitting around and talking while the kiddos played with their toys. So thankful for this wonderful day to be together with our family and celebrate the birth of our Savior who was born so He could die for us. Merry Christmas!!

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