Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Santa came!

I didn't want to be the last to post about Christmas, so I thought I better get going on that.  Christmas was so much fun this year with the kids.  Matt and I thought Will was going to have so much fun this year since he really understands it a lot more then last year. We were right about Will, but Kaela surprised us with how much fun she had and how she reacted to it.  Matt told me before Christmas that he was just as excited to see the kids on Christmas morning opening their gifts as he was as a little boy opening his own gifts. I thought that was really sweet.  We spend Christmas eve with Matt's family which is always a lot of fun.  We went to his mom's house where we got together with his parents, his aunt and uncle and his grandpa. My parents came too.  The kids had so much fun! Grandma and Grandpa got them a 50's diner/kitchen that they just loved! It is so cute! Will was serving Kaela and Kaela was so cute pretending to eat the plastic food. Then Kaela opened her gift which was a ride on toy that she absolutely loved! She was trying to get on it before it was even out of the box! She was thrilled. Will wanted to ride it and that didn't go over so well with Kaela, but it was fun :) Will had fun pushing her around the house so it worked out. They got some fun books, clothes and gift cards too!
Christmas morning they woke up and were very excited to see what happened over night!  Will acted a bit shy and Kaela was just excited to get down and look at everything! It didn't take Will long to go from shy mode to ripping through present mode.
Matt's parents came over to join in the festivities of Christmas morning. After we opened presents here, we went over to my parents where we opened lots of new fun toys, clothes and mommy and daddy got some cool stuff for the house! We then drove to my Aunt's house where we met up with my cousins, grandparents and my parents. It was a LONG day, but the kids had a blast and did great! They were so good all day and really enjoyed all their fun new toys.  I took the tree down the day after Christmas 
just to make room for all their new stuff!!  Christmas Eve...Will and Grandpa Laurin
kitchen on one side, booth on the other.




Hope you enjoy the pics. I know I missed a pic with Matt...but I don't think I got one of him and the kids..other then opening presents...whoops. I get so caught up in the kids it's hard to remember things like a nice family photo!! Hope you all had a great holiday season! Happy New Year!! We hope you all have a wonderful 2009 full of much fun, laughter, love, happiness and good health!! 
xoxo,
Sarah, Matt, Will and Kaela



10 comments:

Destini said...

How much fun! It is great to watch the kids excitement and amazement with Christmas morning! I really like the picture of you and the kiddos - you should totally make that your profile picture! They got a really cute kitchen!

Greene Family said...

It looks like you guys had such a fun Christmas!! Cute photos! You can definitely see the excitement on Will and Kaela's faces! I love the photo of you with the kids and the one with the two of them with Will hugging Kaela - so adorable! That 50's diner is so cool!

Mike said...

Too fun! That's so cool that they got that kitchen - we almost got the same one but ended up cheapening out and getting a smaller one... Looks like they really had a blast!

Rachliedel said...

Wow, now I'm really bummed I didn't get to see them too. Those pictures were great. I actually looked at the pics before reading the post and I was thinking that Kaela was looking like she knew what was going on. She's such a smart beautiful girl. It's crazy how much alike me and her are;-) I love how WIll was serving Kaela fake ice cream. I can NOT wait to see you, Matt, and my babies! This time I'm going to take them home with me:-)

Kim said...

I LOVE the Kaela's dress. So cute. The kids are so beautiful-truly! It's so much fun reading your posts because I love to see their pictures. That 50's diner set is adorable. I have never seen that. What a great time they will have using their imaginations.
Have a very Happy New Year!

Melissa Swartley said...

It looks like the kids had a wonderful Christmas! Great photos! What a cool 50's diner set! I'm glad they had a Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

It was wonderful to see all of you on Christmas. The pics are almost as sweet as the kids are in person ! They give great hugs and kisses. Happy New Year! Aunt Shell

Catie said...

Aww, the kids look so beautiful/handsome in their Christmas best! (I actually think I forgot to get a picture of my kids when they were all dressed up...oops!) I agree, the kids excitement is so much fun!

Melisa said...

Nice picture of you with the kids. Love the 50's kitchen. Happy New Year!

Lisa said...

Wow! What great photos! I loved her dress. Too cute. What a wonderful holiday.