Emmy was the first one up on Christmas morning. :) It actually worked out quite nicely, because I was able to feed and change her just in time for the big kids to come barrelling into our room at 7:30.
After waiting just a few minutes for Daddy to get up and moving, our family of five headed downstairs to see if Santa actually made a stop at our house.
He left Harris all kinds of cool stuff (but not the boppy; that was already there). Highlights included a Beyblade stadium, a Hot Wheels race track, and a 24-pack of Sharpie markers.
Hadley got exactly what she asked for: a unicorn, a big horse, and an elephant. She also found a Tiana dress, which she had to put on immediately:
Emmy wasn't left out, either. She's been a very good girl this month.
Santa even left our family a gift. We've had TONS of fun with our new Wii!!! Just Dance and Wipeout are favorite games around these parts.
We spent the morning looking through our gifts, eating cinnamon rolls, and enjoying our time together.
After breakfast, the kiddos were ready to open up the gifts we bought for each other.
Ben and I got Harry and Babe their very own LeapPads. They've been a huge hit, and Harris has already worn down the batteries on his!
Around lunch time, Mom, Cassidy, DB, Tyler, Cody, and Sam came over. More gifts were given and lots of laughter ensued. Ben was stoked to get gear from the ULM locker room (courtesy of Tyler) and Cassidy was pumped that Ben did, in fact, get her the gift card she'd asked for. Cody gave me $29 worth of lottery tickets and an AutoZone Christmas card, so I'd say I racked up, too.
It wasn't long after we finished the unwrapping process that a huge Beyblade battle broke out. These things are addicting!!
Emmy simply sat back and soaked it all in. Happy First Christmas, Em-ster.
We tried a few group shots before the fam headed home. The "Uncle Tyler" group shot didn't really turn out.
After everyone left, we had just enought time to catch a little nap and light the Christmas fire before Pop came over for dinner.
We spent the evening eating taco soup, laughing (again!), and getting our butts kicked by Ben on the dancing game. Which, by the way, he's only winning because my incision hasn't healed quite enough for me to go all out with the Wii.
We crawled in bed smiling and exhausted.
Merry, Merry Christmas.